went to #blackpineanimalsanctuary today with @josephkuehl. its so sad to hear some of the stories behind how these animals came to live at the sanctuary, but it's also good to see them living out the rest of their lives being loved and cared for. some of the animals came from private homes and were surrendered or confiscated- some were loved, but many were not. some came from roadside "zoos" or "pay to play" places where they were abused, neglected and otherwise mistreated. but no matter where they came from, black pine is now their forever home- and where they have access to medical care, appropriate diet, indoor and outdoor shelter areas, recreational stimulation and lots of love.