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Won't Somebody Save Me?
by Ruan Mills Burke

Friday, April 27, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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An Act of Dog - Giving animals a voice.


I didn’t know life was so harsh

Or human beings could be cold

I’m stuck in here, my short life past

And yet, I’m only two years old

Where once I would be shown with pride

And treated as a much-loved gift

When my precious owner died

Those days were gone, my life adrift

And now I plead for one more chance

To show you how much I could give

How both our lives would be enhanced

If only you would let me live.



American artist, Mark Barone, is now hard at work, painting 5,500 of these portraits of abandoned dogs, mercilessly killed in shelters and pounds across America, to raise awareness about their plight, and to *Promote Adoption*. You can see these paintings on the wall on the website. (Link below) When he is finished, these paintings will reside in a museum. It is hoped that this campaign will continue to raise awareness (for all animals) and reach out world-wide. 


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Reviewed by Asa Seeley 5/1/2012
a definite part of my future

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/28/2012
I didn’t know life was so harsh,
Or human beings could be so cold

So very sadly, more and more of them are now finding life much too harsh, and far too many humans now much too cold.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/27/2012
It is bad enough that so many leave them behind for no reason, when it is as you have written it is even sadder. Mine is here with me and always will be.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/27/2012
Oh damn, this tore at my heartstrings...I WANT a dog...eventually...e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/27/2012
I saw a sign and advocacy site showing a bunch of little cute dogs. The caption said, “please love us for our entire lives.” That's all that's needed, but not heeded by the throwaway society.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/27/2012
I have one lying beside me on the sofa that I saved.
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