Kona is my current pup and my third rescue. I got him in 2009 from a Dog Rescue organization in San Diego. Apparently, they pulled him out of a high-kill shelter just in time, as he was on the schedule to be euthanized. I am eternally grateful that he was saved, because I can’t imagine not having this beautiful boy in my life.
I first heard of Lovebugs about six years ago, when my husband found six newborn puppies at his job site. After looking around for the mother, he scooped the pups up and called me to ask if I could come and get them. I brought them home and hurried to Petco, where the employee kindly gave me a quick run down on what I needed to bottle-feed and how to do it. For the next two days I fed them around the clock until a co-worker told my husband about Lovebugs Rescue. Heather was contacted and she and another volunteer spent the day in Santa Ana looking for the mother, finally trapping her and bringing her to Heather’s house. I brought the puppies to her house, where mother and babies were reunited.
I’ve been following Lovebugs on Instagram ever since, and have always been impressed at what a well-run organization it is. I’ve thought about volunteering for a while now, and finally decided to jump in and do it in May, 2019. So far, I have worked at one adoption event and transported two litters of puppies to their foster homes, as well as an older pup. I’ve loved every minute of it, and look forward to doing more to help out.