No Joke: Baby Left in Wall to Die

It’s no April Fool’s joke. A baby, in this case a little puppy, was left in a wall to die. Actually, he was thrown through a hole in a wall in an upper-story apartment and fell down several stories to the basement of the building where he was abandoned, despite his tiny cries for help, for two weeks. It’s inconceivable to me, and I’m sure many others,  how anyone could do this. (Read the pup’s entire sad story here.)

Emmanuel, rescued from being trapped in a wall

I’ve long believed that we’ll start treating each other better when we start treating the animals around us better. It’s no surprise to me that humankind constantly struggles with bullying, neglect, rape, torture and all manner of abuse when it seems that all kinds of animal cruelty can regularly take place.

But, where there is darkness there is also light. Emmanuel, the wee pup who was trapped in a wall for two weeks, was rescued and survived. And he also sparked a worldwide rescue effort for his fellow animals. Emmanuel’s plight has led to the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals. Baby shower gifts in the form of donations will help bring food, water, veterinary care, shelter and protection from cruelty to thousands of baby animals around the world.

The baby shower is sponsored by The Harmony Fund. The animal rescuers there remind us that we can’t do this alone anymore.

So, our participation in the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals will not only help rescue animals in dire straits; it will also help us shout out to the world that we simply won’t tolerate such bad behaviour by our fellow humans anymore.

And that’s no joke.


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