It’s no secret that at Modus Direct we don’t just engineer savvy and successful DRTV campaigns: We’re also a big bunch of softies. Especially when it comes to our four-legged friends. Jean Rebel, our Associate Media Director, recently discovered a fabulous resource for local animals in need and those who love them, Kickapoo Rescue.

“After my Maltese, Herbert, passed, my veterinarian suggested I foster or adopt a dog from Kickapoo Rescue”, Jean explained.  “I was very upset on Herbert’s passing and originally said ‘No’… but the house was so quiet and lonely without Herbert that I gave in”

And whom did Jean end up taking home? Certainly not your run-of-the-puppy-mill kind of dog.  Jean recalls how her heart was stolen by, “Miss Sassafras” (Sassy for short). “She’s a 12 year–old Chihuahua, Miniature Pincher mix. She was blind with no hair around her neck and her trachea was pushed in. Kathy (who runs Kickapoo Rescue) found her in a concrete cell with a big dog who would pick her up and throw her around. She had horrible dandruff due to poor diet, was underweight and had three broken ribs. I was sitting on the floor and she walked over to me and kissed my hand. I picked her up, her tail wagged, I lost my heart to her and the rest is history”

Sassy’s not just Jean’s pet, but part of the extended Modus family. “In large part, one of the reasons Sassy became so well adjusted after her rescue was me being able to bring her to work a few days a week. Everyone at the office is very kind to her and she really enjoys being here with them. Not to mention it makes me extremely happy when she is here”

You can find out more about Kickapoo Rescue and how you can get involved in supporting this great organization by visiting their website here.