SPOKANE HAS ALWAYS HAD A HEART FOR ANIMALS.
YOU CAN SEE IT EVERY DAY AT THE SPOKANE HUMANE SOCIETY.
VOLUNTEERS, STEPPING IN TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED.
NOW, A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP IS FORMING THAT WILL HELP
THE VOLUNTEERS AS MUCH AS THE ANIMALS THEMSELVES.
KXLY4'S MELISSA LUCK SHOWS US A NEW BOND.
BETWEEN TWO GROUPS WHO HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN YOU
IT'S A LOVING PLACE, FOR SURE, FOR DOGS AND CATS WHO
NEED A HOME.
BUT, THE ANIMALS AT THE SPOKANE HUMANE SOCIETY DON'T
ALWAYS FEEL THAT LOVE.
SOT/DAVE RICHARDSON @ :37
Some of these dogs that come to us are in pretty bad
shape - they're nervous, they're shy.
they have no idea what happened.
THE GOAL HERE IS ALWAYS TO GET THESE DOGS AND CATS
INTO NEW HOMES.
BUT WHILE THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE ANXIOUS.
AND, DON'T ALWAYS TRUST THE PEOPLE TRYING TO HELP
SOT/DAVE RICHARDSON @ :35
If they're pinging off the kennels or running around
in circles and barking, they're not real attractive.
STAND UP @
Thankfully, not many of us can imagine what those
animals feel like.
abandoned, untrusting, unloved.
but, there's a group of girls in our community that
do undertsand what those animals feel like.
And right now, they're living here at Daybreak.
UNLOCKING DOOR @ :35
Everything's under lock and key.
DAYBREAK IS ONE OF A KIND IN THE STATE.
TREATING GIRLS 12 TO 18 FOR DRUG ADDICTION.
WHAT LOOKS LIKE A COLLEGE DORM IS A LIFELINE FOR GIRLS
LIKE 17 YEAR OLD CASSIDY.
SOT/CASSIDY @ :26
My decisions are what brought me back here.
It was either go to daybreak or go to jail.
SHE'S USED METH AND HEROIN SINCE SHE WAS 12 YEARS
LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS HERE, SHE'S NOT PROUD OF THE
CHOICES SHE'S MADE.
SOT/CATHERINE REYNOLDS @ :28
These girls come here afraid - non trusting of humans.
and they're trapped.
it's a locked down facility.
VOLUNTEER @ :05
If they approach you, you can give them a little pet
- but, I wouldn't try to push their boundaries...
WHO BETTER TO UNDERSTAND.
SOT/CASSIDY @ :30
THAT'S WHY THE SHELTER READING PROGRAM WAS BORN.
THE GIRLS FROM DAYBREAK PICK OUT BOOKS.
GRAB A CHAIR..
NATS GIRL READING
NATS GIRL READING
SOT @ :09
It will teach our dogs to be a little calmer and patient.
and, those on the other end, reading the books, some
empathy for the critters and help them come out of
FOR CASSIDY, THIS LITTLE GUY WAS A REMINDER OF A HOME
SHE HOPES TO GET WELL ENOUGH TO GO BACK TO.
He kind of reminded me of my dog.
my dog's 5 years, but he looked like that, but mini...W17
THIS FIRST DAY, THERE WAS MORE PLAYING AND PETTING
THAN READING AND CALM.
BUT, AS THESE GIRLS WILL TELL YOU, EVERY SUCCESFUL
JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
Just to have fun and do sober outings and realize
life can be fulfilling sober
HOPEFULLY, THE NEXT TIME THESE GIRLS COME, SOME OF
THESE DOGS WON'T BE HERE.
BUT, WILL BE IN PERMANENT, LOVING HOMES WITH FAMILIES.
IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, THESE GIRLS WILL BE
HOME SOOON, TOO.
SO POWERFUL IN ITS SIMPLICITY.
SOT @ :42
The positive stories are the stories where they end
up excelling in life.
These dogs given a second chance in life - we hope
these girls will realize that 09
NATS/READING TO CLOSE
I'M MELISSA LUCK, KXLY4 NEWS.