On February 1, actor Robin Sachs (Ethan Rayne, BtVS) unexpectedly passed away. A plea then went out via social media to rescue his beloved pit bull and pit bull/mastiff from a kill shelter, and then to find them a permanent home. Thousands of compassionate people spread the signal and a new home was quickly found for them at a horse ranch in Montana. Last week the pups were driven north to their new life.
Here’s the update from his ex-wife Casey as posted on his official facebook page:
The dogs arrived safely in Montana last night and fit right into their new pack. Tiny cheered up immediately when he caught sight of his new brothers and sisters and Fiona jumped on her new Mommy and Daddy and wouldn’t leave them alone for a second. Marcella and Ace are completely in love with the dogs and the transition was very smooth and everyone is happy. I just know Robin was arranging the while [sic] thing from whichever dimension he’s decided to hang around in this time around. I know he’s smiling. Tarquin the kitty will be going home with my [sic] and joining my little group. Again, thank you to everyone who sent love and positive thoughts for Robin’s beautiful babies.
Here’s a photo of the happy pups with their new family!
We’d also like to remind everyone with non-human dependents to make arrangements for their future in case something happens and you are no longer able to care for them yourself. The Humane Society of the United States has some useful information in their file Providing For Your Pet’s Future Without You.