After a Christmas Day House Fire, Baracka Finds a Way
GreaterGood.org partners with PACT for Animals to help them achieve their mission to give peace of mind to hospital patients, military personnel, and others by placing their pets in temporary foster homes until their owners can be reunited with the companion animals they love.
PACT recently told us about Baracka, a dog you helped save.
“She and her dad had lost everything but each other. Robert (Baracka’s owner) is a veteran and three-time stroke victim who is now partially disabled, only having use of his arm and leg on one side of his body. While Robert’s home is repaired, he and Baracka are now “homeless.” Robert was able to stay with the Red Cross in their housing for two weeks, but they are not capable of housing pets.
“Robert’s family lives hours away in Washington, DC. Since his doctors are in Philadelphia, he is not able to relocate to his sister’s home in DC. Robert has a friend who will let him stay with him for a few months, but unfortunately, he could not bring Baracka. This has left Robert devastated, as Baracka is his best friend and only family member in the area.
“We were contacted by Robert’s sister, Deborah (who lives in DC), begging us to review Baracka’s application and help Robert and Baracka, as they had no other options left. Robert didn’t want to have to surrender his best friend after experiencing such a traumatic event. We agreed to review the application and make a determination based on meeting Baracka and speaking with some of the groups that would be helping Robert rebuild his home. We decided if we accepted Baracka, we would have her seen by a local vet to assess her health and administer some updated vaccines prior to entering our program.
“We met Baracka and instantly LOVED her! She is the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet. As a six-year-old pup, she likes short walks, snuggling with her people,
– PACT for Animals