“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”
― Alfred A. Montapert
Difficult standards indeed, unless your name is Amy McCracken. I could make 100 posts telling you why Amy has been a personal hero of mine for years, but I think all you need to do is watch the video she made on this fundraising page to understand exactly who she is, and why what she does changes lives.
We are all asked to share our time and money at a seemingly whiplash pace. It’s hard sometimes to decide who deserves our attention and where our money should go. But please, before I share a very difficult post tomorrow, I humbly ask that you at least go to this page and watch Amy’s video. She, and her dog Burg, are remarkable. They saved each others’ lives. Let your $5, $10, or any amount you can spare be a part of keeping that legacy alive; because if you, like me, and like Amy, have ever had the pleasure of rescuing a dog or cat, only to have that precious animal save your life in return, then we can honor that in this simple, yet profound way.
“I don’t like to think about it, but the truth is, Burg and I are not going to be here forever. This is our legacy. This is how I want to honor our work at RAL (Richmond Animal League) on behalf of homeless animals everywhere. And this is how we can honor every pet who’s ever helped us feel connected to something bigger. In the spirit of love and hope, let’s make Burg’s Place happen. For RAL, for Burg, for me, for you, and for everything to come.” ~Amy McCracken
Amy, thank you for being so brave. Give Burg a hug for me. This journey you’ve started is inspirational, and it’s successful conclusion is inevitable; we will all help you get there. Thanks for having the courage to ask.