Karen Handel Statement of Support for Pet Rescue Efforts
I have so much respect and appreciation for those wonderful animal lovers who volunteer and for those who support animal rescue efforts. Because of their extraordinary love for animals and their dedication to the rescue effort, so many of them have been saved and have gone on to enrich the lives of those who have adopted these very special pets.
My husband Steve and I have two wonderful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Maggie and Mia. Several years ago we found a wonderful pet named “Katie, “ also a Cavalier for Steve’s mother. We found Katie at the Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue in Atlanta, a wonderful rescue organization that specializes in finding good homes for abandoned Cavaliers. Katie proved to be a wonderful companion and brought so much joy to Steve’s mother.
As I travel throughout the state, I enjoy visiting pet rescue groups and speaking with them about all the good things they are doing and the challenges they face. A few weeks ago, I visited with a great rescue group in Henry County and they had a very sweet ruby cavalier in need of a loving home and I really wanted to bring her to Maggie and Mia. I was happy to learn a few days later that she had indeed found her forever home with a good family – another happy ending thanks to the good people in the pet rescue community.
"Thanks for all you do for animals and those who are able to adopt them as a result of your efforts."