Reagan- previously known as 'number 296'
Harper the tiny little 10 year old Cavalier with cancer that had been released in February passed away just 4 days before the auction. That night I asked Harper's foster mom if she would take another Cavalier I was planning on getting at the auction. In that moment it felt like it was meant to be. Harper passing away was a sign that I needed to help 'Reagan'. At 9 years old Reagan was the 2nd oldest dog at the April auction. I had chosen the name 'Reagan' before we went to the auction and I knew that would be her name for it means 'little warrior'. She had persevered through 9 long years stuck in a cage, breeding for human profit and greed. Reagan also had a grade 4/6 heart murmur. I imagine at 9 years old and a grade 4 heart murmur before too long the stress of having to carry all those pups and give birth may have taken her life. I knew before we even got to the auction that we would not be leaving without her. She was the only one I was really going for, the one I had my heart set on. When we went back to preview the dogs before the auction started I looked into the cage she was in along with a male and she wouldn't even look up. Being number 296 out of 297 dogs she was almost last. They put all 3 Cavaliers up on the table at once and the bidding began. We fought hard to get her. The breeders were relentless but we were victorious! I think about it now with the auction closing in in less than 2 weeks about the dogs we have the potential to save and the lives we can change, just like Reagan's. From the first picture I ever took of her riding in the back seat of my Jeep where she was so anxious she kept trying to get the window. She actually rolled down the window while we were driving so we had to lock the windows. When we brought her home it was the first time she ever got to be on the ground in her whole 9 years. To the first picture in her foster home and then finally being able to rest without worry. To the last picture, which is just so beautiful I can't stop staring at it. It is so amazing to see the transformation! Even just from bringing her home and then grooming her and bathing her, her coat was so greasy and dirty. We were able to shave all that icky stuff off so she could start fresh and she looked so beautiful! Just a few weeks later she was able to find a great family to love and adore her! I am sharing her story and the others in hopes you will see what a difference we are able to make in these dogs' lives and you can help. By donating for our next auction trip (06/04) you can help secure dogs like Reagan's future. Please consider making a donation to our #AuctionAngels.