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Chelsie Monaghan – The Teenage Hero for Animals

Most people who work in animal rescue were avid animal lovers at a young age and knew early on they wanted to spend their lives Safe Haven Cover Photohelping abandoned or abused animals.

Chelsie Monaghan of South Alabama is one of those people. She has been rescuing animals since childhood. Her first rescue was a kitten that was drowning in a flood. Not only was the kitten rescued from a miserable death but Chelsie was able to find it a permanent home within a few days.

This small act filled her with much satisfaction and she knew from then on she was meant to be there for animals in need. Her goal is to make a big difference in the animal world, saving them from abusers, fighters, and death row shelters.

Chelsie started working with a local animal rescue but was quickly disillusioned when witnessing many unethical practices that the owner was doing. One example was pulling puppies from Craigslist, and then selling them to make money.

Chelsie quickly decided to leave this corrupt “rescue” and start up her own. In January 2013, she started Safe Haven Rescue in Enterprise, Alabama. At the time, a lot of people did not put much faith in a 19-year-old girl running her own rescue. She slowly gained their trust over time and many people banded together to help her. Due to their collective efforts, Safe Haven was able to rescue 122+ dogs since January 2013.

Some of the dogs come from shelters in the south Alabama area and some come from Florida shelters. Each dog stays with Chelsie until they find an adoptive home. At this time, she is looking for willing fosters which will enable her to rescue more dogs. Space in her home is limited and she can only comfortably keep 5 to 7 rescues along with her own personal dogs.

Chelsie frequently gets requests from kill shelters to rescue puppies on death row. The lack of space prohibits her from being able to pull more death row dogs. If she had some fosters in the Alabama and Florida areas to take in one or two dogs at a time, she could save more dogs from high kill shelters. With all fosters Chelsie is willing to cover all vet visits, adoptions, home visits etc. All fosters would be responsible for is the basic needs of the dogs.

Chelsie has dealt with many hardship cases. One extreme case was a puppy with Parvo. Chelsie had no money at the time so the vet refused to give treatment without a method of payment. When Chelsie finally secured the payment, it was too late; the poor puppy succumbed to his illness.

Such a heartbreaking tragedy prompted Chelsie to open up an emergency fund bank account so this will not happen again. All rescue pets will get medical care without hesitation. Time saved will save lives.

Chelsie admits her rescue is fairly new and she still has a lot to learn. One thing is certain though – she will be there for the animals always.

Her long-term goal is to have a building to house all of her animals. She is working diligently to make this dream a reality.

Please help this determined young lady continue to rescue animals. If you would like to foster or adopt, please visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safehaven.dogrescue.3?fref=ts.

If you would like to donate to their pet emergency fund, send your donation to the Paypal account panthersspirit2012@yahoo.com. Local residents can also donate dog food, blankets, bed and crates.

 

About the Author

Denise Carey-Costa has been a lifelong advocate for animals. She has written numerous children’s books promoting kindness and compassion for all creatures and raising awareness for the plight of unwanted animals. Denise tours with her books to schools and libraries teaching the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, adopting a shelter pet and how to report animal cruelty. Visit Amazon.com and all other book retailers to see books written by Denise Carey-Costa.

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