“Rescue Dogs” by Toni Newell


Rescue Dogs


On the radio,

I heard the news today,

There was a rush on dogs,

And for them I do pray.

I pray they have good homes,

With love and stimulation,

Assisting their new owners,

To cope with isolation.

Shelters almost empty,

Which is wonderful I know,

But when this crisis ends,

Will it still be so?

There’s a question I ponder,

“Which is really true?”

Between the two of them,

“Who’s actually rescuing who?”.

2 thoughts on ““Rescue Dogs” by Toni Newell

  1. A beautiful poem which raises some very valid points. How many of these dogs are going to be left alone in backyards when this is all over? Perhaps this poem could be shared more widely again to reach the consciousness of more people?

  2. Thank you Fiona. It is a real concern and we already experience this after Christmas. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that this is not the case. Stay safe, cheers, Toni

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