Sasha Wags Hooray to Fire Safety

Sasha Wags Hooray to Fire Safety

Sasha, a rescued Irish wolfhound, will join forces with the Franklin Fire Department at the “Sasha Wags Hooray to Fire Safety” event on Saturday, December 5, from

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Factory in Franklin, and families throughout the Middle Tennessee area are invited to attend.

The first 100 families attending will receive a free Sasha calendar. On hand to provide tips on fire safety will be Jamie Mooney, fire and life safety educator with Franklin Fire Department. Children will be able to have their photos taken with Sasha and the life-size fire suit safety poster image if desired. The event will be in the Visitor Reception Area of Building 12 adjacent to The Row in the Factory at Franklin at 230 Franklin Road in Franklin, TN 37064.

Owner of Superior Industrial Supply in Memphis, Tenn., Rita Montesi, who spends time between homes in Nashville and Memphis, and is currently Sasha’s guardian, explains, “I found Sasha in the middle of a busy highway. Cars were zipping around her, but it was clear she was desperately in need of help. I stopped and found her dragging a chain, matted and muddy with bits of weeds and bushes. She was crawling with fleas and ticks. Sasha eagerly jumped into my van, but she was badly in need of immediate attention. Her toenails had grown into the pads of her feet, and she had open sores on her backend and tail. She appeared to be on the verge of collapse! Two vets indicated they might have to amputate her tail, but we found a third who was able to save it.”

Animal photographer Angela Faye Daniel, of Franklin, points out, “Saving her tail is a good thing in more than one way – her tail is one of her best assets – her eyes being her best asset. You have to meet her. She is the most amazing dog. She is just so sweet – very good with children and loves for anyone to pet her and show her attention. She loves to pose for pictures, too!”

Today, Sasha is happy to have the warm, loving and safe shelter with her “rescue” family, and despite whatever her story might have been, she is especially gentle, eager to please and just wants to be loved. Unfortunately her rescue Mom is recovering from a serious skiing accident in January, so Sasha needs a good “forever” home and family to love and care for her, according to Montesi.

Individuals interested in finding out more about Sasha are invited to attend the event. For more information, please visit for photos, then click on “About My World” for details. You may also e-mail, or contact Rita Montesi at 901-299-6977.

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