Friday, February 19, 2010

Baby Hope's Story

"Baby Hope, as she came to be called, was put in a cardboard box that someone sealed with duct tape and left on a Philadelphia curb for trash. She was all alone, sealed in a box with no food or water for at least two days before being discovered by a Good Samaritan who noticed a slight movement to the box.

On November 13, 2009, a Philadelphia Animal Control Officer responded to the call and found the emaciated, frightened, flea-covered pit bull mix near death. No food or water - just all those fleas helping themselves to a meal of this pitiful pup.

Luck was in the stars for Baby Hope because when she was bought to PSPCA, a volunteer from Burlington County Animal Alliance (BCAA), a local rescue group from my county with a long history of helping homeless pets in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey area, came to her rescue."

Yes, Baby Hope's story does have a happy ending! She's one of the LUCKY ONES.

Click on this link to see Baby Hope's full story.

Please vote for this story by March 1st at noon, PST, on the Helen Woodward Animal Center website so that The BCAA can win the $500. prize to enable them to carry on their wonderful work and help other animals like Baby Hope.

Thanks so much from me and from all the helpless fur babies in need! ~ Sandy

Today's original oil painting will be donated to the BCAA to sell or use however they see fit.


  1. Sandy, what a sad story with such a happy ending. Where is Baby Hope now? Thank you for sharing. xo - Carrie

  2. Sammie, as she is now called, has been adopted by a local family. :-D

  3. Sweet painting. I'm so glad she was adopted.

  4. I would love to purchase the painting if it goes up for sale. It`s sad and wonderful at the same time and truly touches my heart as I`m sure it has touched many

  5. beautiful painting, so nice to donate it for the animals