Teams of intrepid Twitter anipals fought dogfights in the air, flew planes and interplanetary vessels, dug tunnels, barked, distracted and diverted, sniffed and tracked, looked out, jumped and punched! Dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs alike united to save a dog…one single dog, Laika–the first dog to orbit the Earth, who, in our imagination, was caught in a time warp, crashed into the Earth, and was captured and taken to #Area51. She was finally saved by a group of Twitter anipals who cared and felt it was necessary to risk it all.
The story might be imaginary, but the situation is indeed very real. It happens every day, everywhere. By no choice of theirs, dogs, cats and other animals are abandoned, and left to fend for themselves in an inhospitable world. Sometimes they are caught. Sometimes they are saved.
If you are an Anipal, take a moment to appreciate your luck. If you are a human, take a moment to appreciate the unconditional love we, anipals, give you. If you are a human void of that love, go out to a shelter and search: your best friend is waiting for you!
The Teams That Made This Rescue Possible
Read more about Area 51, Laika and the beginning of the space program on Smokey’s Blog.