Operation Snowbird is a true story that started with a local letter to Santa from an elementary school student by the name of Jamie. She had asked Santa to save all the dogs in the south, many of which are saved from euthanasia. Jamie's wish has partially come true, but you can help also. Please contact the below-mentioned people and help save a dog-make it an extra special Christmas for the dogs that need you! Believe it or not some dogs' lives have been spared with only 15 minutes remaining.
Santa actually wrote the following letter to Jamie:
"I heard your request to save dogs from the south, and I have to say this is the second time you have given me a hard request to fill...remember when you asked me to stop countries from illegally whaling? Well, I don't know if you remember what I said then but the same applies here...change begins with you and one whale at a time and in this case one dog at a time. I have watched you make flyers about dogs and hang them around, I have heard you tell people about the sad treatment of dogs in the south, seen your commercial and how you have encouraged your classmates and teacher to make a difference. With this in mind, I have decided that for Christmas you will be a foster for my rescue...bet you didn't know that I run a rescue myself. I have many people who help me and while I know they are elves they do not have pointed ears. I know you would like to know who some of them are; and since you passed elf clearance, I am able to share this information but don't tell anyone else...I don't want their cover to be blown. You see the people who run the Pet transport work for me, Shelly from Double Dog Rescue, Dianna Moore from Paws of Marion, Cindy Thrasher and Brigette Ritchie from Golden Huggs and many more.
I know that you will do a great job at being a foster. Donner himself picked the pup for you and, of course, it is a boy because I know Pumpkin prefers males. Donner decided to name him after himself because he knows that he is your favorite reindeer. Comet is hurt by this as he knows you find his sense of humor funny in the movies. Feel free to change his name when you get him home to help him appeal to a person looking to adopt. Remember this is a puppy. You will need to work on everything from leash training, teething, to housebreaking. Make sure you re-read your dog training book. The better the job you do at this training will help Donner the pup get adopted more quickly and you will be able to foster again. Remember change begins with you!
Keep up the great work and don't forget to study your spelling words!
P.S. Try to be nicer to your brother and he will be nicer to you!"
As it turned out, Jamie and her family actually adopted Donner. Please note the family has chosen to remain anonymous.
For further information, contact Cindy Thrasher and Brigette Ritchie in Columbia, Kentucky, at 270-459-2969 at Golden Huggs Rescue or www.goldenhuggs.org, Shelly Bookwalter at Last Chance Highway www.animal.discovery.com/tv/last-chance-highway, or Dianna Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org