A broken spirit.
She was exhausted, her emaciated body showed the terrible ravages of neglect and starvation. Her limbs could barely support her weight, and so, she collapsed at our feet.
Bill Gerew is a fortunate man. He has the dream job.
Bill swims with dogs, to be more precise, dogs swim with him.
Every morning he enters the pool with an animal whose injuries or illness compromise his mobility and quality of life. Bill enters first, the dog, more often than not large breeds suffering from painful conditions like hip dysplasia or rheumatoid arthritis, follows.
Weary at first, the animals soon realize that the large bearded man is in fact a gentle giant that is not going to hurt them, that the strange environment is not a threat but an opportunity unlike any other.
There is nothing more expressive that the face of a dog that, after experiencing unbearable pain for far too long, finds himself liberated, comforted and freed. (see Miss Sadie’s face on the picture)
Miracles happen in that pool.
Sometime this month, Ada, our once-paralyzed rescue pup, will be boarding a transatlantic flight that will carry her straight into Bill Gerew’s arms. Once in that pool Ada will claim her birthright completing her transformation, from stray dog kicked and abused in the merciless streets of Istanbul, to Super Dog, canine center of the universe, to the wonderful animal she was always destined to be.
The Simba Fund is the community initiative that covers the costs of the Let’s Adopt! rescues. This time the Fund will once again be of assistance to Ada, covering her journey to the USA.
Please help us change Ada’s life as well as the lives of every animal we rescue. Please, if you can, contribute to the Simba Fund, I can assure you that every little helps.
Don’t miss this video of The Dog Swimmerer in action.
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