Modern Dog Magazine is hosting its first ever cover dog contest, and guess what? Our very own Nathalie Justice has been nominated. Now all she needs is YOUR support. Very simple: Click here and select the vote button. That’s it. No signing up for anything, and you can vote every twelve hours until the competition concludes on July 2. You can even leave a comment if you’d like to cheer our girl on.
All of our dogs hold a very special place in our hearts, but Nathalie’s story and her ongoing participation in our Voices for Justice educational program make her a true role model for rescue dogs everywhere.
If you’re unfamiliar with Nathalie’s journey, you can browse her photo history from the beginning here. She was spotted by a Good Samaritan on the same day Justice died. Homeless and scouring for scraps, Nathalie was, amongst other calamities, emaciated, covered in mange, and destined for her final moments in a life devoid of basic necessities, let alone love and compassion.
Fortunately, through the power of social media and quick action from city workers and rescuers, Nathalie finally found what we wish for every dog — a home where she is revered and treated with dignity and respect. It was the happy ending that we as a community could not deliver for her namesakes Justice and Nathan, a bait dog who died in Fort Worth during the week Nathalie was discovered, so we honor them together in this way. Their senseless, horrific deaths will never be forgotten or lost in vain as their memories continue in the hope we all have found in Nathalie Justice.
Your vote for Nathalie will bring attention to not only this beautiful girl, but will also serve as a reminder to Modern Dog’s readers that there are dogs just like Nathalie, Nathan, and Justice who need our help around every corner and in every shelter. Let’s do this. For them.