Monday Meeting — Homeward Bound

8 03 2015

Today I want to share with you this wonderful blog. There are so many wonderful people in this world whom we never hear about. I wish I could thank each and every one of them for doing what they do. Enjoy this wonderful story.

Soul Gatherings

Homeward Bound
by Peter Zheutlin
Parade Magazine

           Greg Mahle Greg Mahle

It’s 2 a.m. and I’m trying unsuccessfully to sleep in the loft of a tractor trailer parked outside a motel in Allentown, Pa. A 12-week-old black lab is curled up inches from my face, and below us, 64 more dogs are resting peacefully in kennels stacked two or three high and secured along the truck’s walls. Our driver, Greg Mahle, is sound asleep in the middle of the floor.

Mahle is used to sleeping in his truck: Twice a month he leaves his wife and home in Zanesville, Ohio, to drive a ­familiar route through the Deep South, making stops in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to pick up dogs that have been removed from “death row” at high-kill shelters by local rescue groups. Then Mahle turns north toward New England, where there is higher ­demand for shelter dogs.

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2 responses

8 03 2015

Thank you for the re-blog.

8 03 2015

It was my pleasure, as a huge animal lover I love hearing about the good things people are doing.

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