By Adréana Robbins & Wendy Young
Wendy “Wen” Young was inspired to make jewelry after adopting a rescue from Baghdad’s detonated palace. (The abandoned pup may have belonged to one of Saddam Hussein’s daughters.) The traumatized dog was saved by the U. S. Marines and then fostered in the Iraqi Zoo (in a cage shared with a pelican) until she was flown from Jordan to Los Angeles to be adopted by Wen. The dog turned out to be a purebred, Coton de Tulear. Wen named her Liberty Pearl. In addition to Wen’s rehabilitation, Liberty formed an instant camaraderie with Savannah (a Gordon Setter) who played with the adoptee and took her under her paw, helping to restore her confidence and freedom.
“It was instant love when Savannah and Liberty met,” says Wen. “I experience the same joy when I design each item of jewelry. When Savannah passed, I designed a matching photo pendant necklace and collar set for Liberty and me.”
“The bond between humans and their animals is eternal,” says the jewelry designer. “What better way than to honor all our precious pets and ourselves than to wear matching sets of jewelry together, cherished right next to our hearts.”
For Savannah Liberty jewelry information, call Wendy Young or Angela Murray at (818) 521-6612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on animal rescues in war zones, contact the Humane Society of Jordan, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, I Love Dogs and Operation Baghdad Pups.