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Maggie had a rough start to her life. As a pup of only about 6 weeks old, she was left in a cardboard box with two of her littermates. It was a hot, sunny June day in 2008 when someone dumped these three dogs, essentially throwing them away. Luckily, a kindhearted construction worker heard the puppies whimpering and took it upon himself to save them. Unfortunately, the identity of this person is not known.
This kind man took the dogs home and attempted to find homes for them. He was successful in placing two of them, but by the end of the weekend, could not find a home for the third. Not able to keep the last one for himself, he went to a local police station for assistance. Luckily, and employee stepped up and took the tiny pup home, however she was unable to keep her. We decided we would give a shot at giving the dog a good home.
The young pup was only about 7 weeks old and 5 pounds when we brought her home. Not knowing what breed or breeds she was, it was difficult to determine how large she would get, or even what she would look like. We started thinking of names for her and a few days later we settled on Maggie. Over the next few months, she would grow into a great companion of about 65 pounds.
Sometime in late April or early May of 2008, Maggie turned 1 year old. We don't know her exact birth date, so we celebrate the day we brought her home. Through her first year with us she was a loyal companion and has brought much joy into our lives. This is true even to this day. Hardly a day goes by that we do not wonder how someone could simply throw away such a sweet life when there are so many options such as shelters and humane societies available. The only answer is that someone was lazy and did not want to take the time to get the pups to a safe place.
Maggie's situation got me thinking. I have always wanted to help animals, and by taking Maggie in and giving her a good home, I was able to help one dog. And as exceptional as she is, she is still just one dog. I thought of how many hundreds and possibly thousands of dogs, and domesticated animals in general, aren't given a chance. I decided it was time to do more. Maggie's Fund, named after Maggie herself, was created.