Healing Hearts Program
Our Healing Hearts Program was established to help special needs animals get the treatment and care they need to live a happy healthy life. This program helps treat conditions as normal as Thyroid problems, Heartworms, and Mange to conditions much more severe such as dislocated hips, broken bones, limb amputations, birth defects, and life threatening emergency procedures. Our Healing Hearts Program helps animals who would otherwise be euthanized due to medical conditions that are treatable, but costly. Sometimes the difference between an animal being adopted or euthanized comes down to one very simple issue, Funding. Our aim is to never have to turn a needy animal away due to lack of funding. The only way for us to achieve that is with the support from our community in building our Healing Hearts Program.
Thumper came to us because he was facing euthanasia at one of our partnering animal control facilities. Thumper was born Deaf, and had recently suffered a broken leg after being thrown from a moving vehicle, and had severe anxiety on top of everything. He went into a foster home and through his long recovery he had an outpouring of supporters. Through his story our Healing Hearts Program was born. Thumpers has since been adopted by his foster mom, one of our staff members, and now regularly attends offsite events and education programs to help spread awareness about special needs animals, as well as help promote our Healing Hearts Program.
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Current Healing Hearts Cases
Justice came to us from a Euthanasia list, this sweet stoic young lady didn't look like the "prettiest" dog in the shelter due to her missing hair. You see she had previously been in a fight with another dog, and that cause injuries all over her body. Despite looking a bit unkempt she had the sweetest personality and attentiveness. Once she landed safely at our shelter we soon realized something else about Justice. She is Deaf! Now before you start worrying about her, or what that means for her, let us tell you she has no idea she is different.
Deaf dogs live completely regular lives, you just never have to worry about the music being too loud or those pesky firework phobias! Deaf dogs can even be trained just the same as other animals, they just need visual signals with your hands instead of vocal commands.
Anubis needs some help. You see, he got himself into a bit of trouble a couple weeks ago and dislocated his hip. His vet thinks he was chasing after the ladies and caught himself in a fence from the abundance of cuts on his leg. Anyways, his surgery to fix it will cost roughly $450 and this street dogs pockets are empty. Can you help him get his surgery so he can get back to frolicking(in a secure area of course).
Interesting in fostering or adopting? Contact the shelter for more information!
Baby Shark is a 3 month old Staffy mix puppy who is currently unable to walk.
He has a fighters spirit though, and tries his little hardest. On top of his mobility challenge he also has one of the worst overbites we have ever seen! Hence his adorable little name.
We are currently trying to fundraise to get this boy a full support wheelchair that has been customized with a head rest, as you can tell from his video it is very hard for him to hold his head up while he attempts to walk. However we do believe he has the potential to be able to walk unassisted in the future, but needs additional support now and in his immediate future.
Dogs currently going through Heartworm Treatment
Starting 4/19 - Ending 6/19
These guys are currently available for foster-to-adopt unless otherwise state below
Some of our 2018 Healing Hearts Animals
Some of our 2017 Healing Hearts Animals
We would not have been able to save these lives without your help....