Monthly Archives: October 2017

CJ – Sometimes you can’t say no

The work we do at Val’s Pals is rewarding but rarely easy. Our mission of caring for dogs in the most dire situations means we often see the worst cases of suffering and cruelty. Despite all the dogs we’ve treated, every now and then we come upon a circumstance of abuse so egregious that even seasoned rescuers cannot stomach it.

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Hansel: The Dog Who Found Hope in the Storm

For all the people and animals in the city of Houston, Hurricane Harvey was a time of pain, fear, and destruction. Except for a cowering dog named “Hansel”. Despite the flooding and devastation of his city, Hansel was experiencing the only peace he’d ever known in his life.

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Three days before the record-breaking storm made landfall,

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