Throughout their lives, including during Sharon's travels as a home health physical therapist, Sharon and her daughter Embury have come across many animals in need. Here are some of their stories...
While driving from one patient home to another in Palatka, FL, Sharon saw this emaciated dog on the side of the road. She stopped and provided the dog some food and water. She called Embury, who came to pick up the dog and take him to a dog rehab facility, while Sharon visited her next patient. The little dog was later rehabilitated and adopted. (2019)
Between seeing patients, Sharon made a stop a Publix grocery store in Palatka, FL. As she approached the entrance, she saw a young girl repeatedly kick this little pit bull mix puppy. (This photo is a "facsimile.") Sharon went over to investigate and the mother of the girl told Sharon she could "take him." Sharon cared for the dog and he was later placed in a Pit Bull dog rescue center, from where
While walking in Gainesville, FL one evening, Embury passed what she has described as a "junk yard" and heard a kitten meowing, She stopped, drew the kitten to her and took her home. Embury's step-father Gary later adopted her! (2019)
In 2008, Sharon and Embury were leaving the Gypsy Cab Company (restaurant in St Augustine, FL) and came across a homeless and starving black lab rooting through the trash cans for food. They took her home where she became best friends with Sharon's dog Twyla (also pictured). Embury named the dog Boo and she became part of the family. She passed in 2020. This is a photo of Sharon walking with Boo a
While driving between patient homes in Satsuma, FL, Sharon spotted this scared little dog on the side of the road. She stopped, offered the dog food and water, and then helped her into her car. She took the dog home and placed her safely in a crate. That night, the owner's son returned her calls and texts (number on collar) and came out to pick her up. He said she had been lost for 3 days.
Embury rescued LuLu (gray pit bull) from the streets in 2015 in Hawaii. When Embury moved back to FL in 2016, she brought LuLu (and Boo) back home with her. Eventually, a permanent loving home was found for Lulu.
August 22, 2008 - Sept 11, 2019