Tracy Baylor – Pet Hero

I recently attended the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Lewisburg, PA.  The entire audience was moved by the award earned by Tracy Baylor for Pet Hero.  Hearing her story made me really think about what our pets mean to us, and how we love them unconditionally.  How many of us can extend that circle of love beyond our own pet families to include those who are homeless and hurt? We may not have the facilities, space, and/or time to do what Tracy does, but we can all help. Read the excerpt about Tracy’s work below, and be sure to check out her contact info to see how you can extend your own pet family’s circle of love.

Tracy Baylor spends time with some of the dogs she has rescued that are ready for adoption at her kennel, Turkey Run Rescue in Mifflinburg.

Tracy Baylor spends time with some of the dogs she has rescued that are ready for adoption at her kennel, Turkey Run Rescue in Mifflinburg.

Tracy works tirelessly on behalf of animals everywhere through her program, Turkey Run Rescue.  Her work began more than a decade ago.  She is well-known, loved and respected as an animal advocate, spending countless hours and thousands of dollars on preserving the lives, dignity and quality of life for hundreds of dogs every year.  She makes sure they are seen by a vet, get their shots, and in many cases, costly medical procedures to save them.  She embraces them in her loving care and keeps many of those who cross her threshold because they are simply not adoptable, but certainly worth saving.

They come from friends, neighbors and strangers, and her goal is to find them forever-homes.  When that part is not possible they live out their lives in her care, as part of a strange and motley looking family!  Some have one eye where two should be, and others have three legs instead of four.  Some are blind, and many suffer from chronic medical conditions, but all are fed and housed with a large outside run and plenty of affection to make their final days a joy on this earth.  She enfolds them all with a maternal calm that transfixes them,and when you are in her presence, with her canine family, you know that Tracy Baylor is an extraordinary human with an unusual fan club.

Tracy is always in need of pet food, blankets & other supplies.  Call Turkey Run Rescue at (570) 428-5613 to see how you can help.