Dear Amazing Lennox Army Family,
The recent statement released from @SaveLennox released less than 12 hours before Lennox is scheduled to be killed is sadly not a happy one. This isn’t a blog meant to go over the story from the beginning but a letter to start it from the end. As a supporter for over a year with a wonderful group of people who almost daily on twitter would say “Good Morning let’s have hope for Lennox” I write this with a heavy heavy heart and many tears in my eyes. We have stood strong and let the world know that we will NOT allow BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) I personally call it Breed profiling.
We wait and pray for an 11th hour miracle and here in the states, should we not receive that miracle I will have a candle lit at 2am EST for Lennox to find his way to the Rainbow Bridge to meet so many other dogs that have had to suffer death for being born a specific breed.
I ask you to grieve and mourn but to do so not with hatred in your heart for the people who murder him. We as an army have proven that we not only make noise but can come together as a family. This global family that we have formed is something that I am begging you on a bent knee to not allow to dissolve. As an animals rescuer that saves almost daily and a non-profit owner that only supports positive people doing positive things I need you! I, yes me personally I need you now more than ever please don’t give up hope. We can destroy this BSL ban together as an army.
I too sadly live in a county with a BSL ban and have been able to find homes for others like Lennox. WE as an army can fight our States, counties and towns to end the BSL so others like Lennox do not suffer. Lennox is our inspiration please do not allow that to change with bitterness and hatred. Lennox will go on to save thousands if we stand strong as the army he created.
I thank every single Lennox Army member for showing me that everyday when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving up that I have to continue to save and fight for the animals that cannot fight for themselves. You all have made me a stronger more positive person in my daily task of having to face abusers I may otherwise hate. We are not only an army but a family and as you know as a family we go through the good and the bad together.
This next little bit is for Lennox himself so please be patient with me.
Lennox, you are an amazing friend to a family that loved and needed you more than you could ever imagine. I am so very sorry that your last meeting with humans was one that did not allow you the gentle touch and snuggle that you so greatly deserve. You might not realize it but there are many humans that love you and never even met you. You are a warrior for other dogs that like you have had to experience this same coldness from humans.
If tomorrow morning comes and you happen to see a bridge where other dogs await you on the other side please go to them. You will once again run free and no longer be a prisoner in a cell with no love. Don’t ever forget your family and your human sister that adored you and loved your more than life. She will never ever forget you and the love you showed her. You might be wondering who I am and why I am writing this letter to you so let me tell you quickly. I am one of a huge huge army that you created to help other dogs so they don’t have to be sent to the bridge early. You have impacted my life in a positive way to show me how hard I really have to fight with your other army mates to change these laws. I love everything that you stand for and even though never got to snuggle you, in my heart I have snuggled you more than you know. When you cross the bridge your going to meet a dog named Ringo, he was my special boy. Send him a little love from me and allow him to give you a little love back from me. I WILL change laws and move mountains thanks to your inspiration. Goodbye for now but not forever…..Lennox Army Member Lori