Mother - Daughter duo Kimberly and Laci joined our volunteer team this past April, and immediately knew they wanted to spend their time volunteering in our Critter Country. Every weekend this team of super volunteers is here cleaning the rabbit runs and spending time socializing with our littlest of adoptable kiddos. Whether they are elbows deep in newspaper or enjoying the sun with a rabbit in the Bun Run, these two always have a smile on their face. Their love of small animals and volunteering is infectious and has been a great bonding experience.
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Safety concerns increase with the temperatures as more pets spend time outdoors during the summer months. The extreme heat poses dangers for people and pets alike. Pet owners should minimize outside exposure for their pets during the day to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you notice signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in your pet, take them to your veterinarian immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.
Melinda began her journey as a volunteer back in 2014! In that time she has become an integral member of our special events volunteer team. No matter how big or small, close or far, if it's a special event to support the animals here you will find Melinda there. She wraps presents in December, checks in patrons during Picture Your Pet with Santa, manages the Puppy Room at the Gala, helps to coordinate check-in at Bark at the Moon and so much more. Her love and special connection to animals is obvious in all of the work she does with us.
My son adopted Strudel about 9 months ago. Strudel has become his emotional support dog. Getting him through the death of a grandma, two beloved family pets, the death of a friend, and the ending of a relationship. He is so loving and quirky we love when they visit. He has become all of our little buddy. He makes us smile even on the worst day. Thank you and thank God for Strudel!!!!!!!!
We adopted Archie (previously Cooper) last September. I knew instantly that I needed to save him, and we have come to realize that he saved us! Archie was too afraid to walk on a leash, go through doors, get in a car, or meed new people. He would pancake on the floor and we had to pick him up to move him. Now, he loves his new home! He has made SO many new friends and he loves to run and play. His big (little) sister, absolutely adores him and helped him see the world isn't as scary as he thought. I suffer from Manic Depression and Archie knows when I am having an episode.
This is our 7 year old rescue named Korra! She is the light of our lives! When we saw her at HSU, she was shaking and had lots of anxiety from being in a shelter. We could tell immediately that she needed a family who would give her all the attention and love. Korra loves her dad the most, but knows to run to mom to get her favorite treats. Her orange ball is her favorite toy and she has become so good at fetch! Korra touches the lives of everyone she meets and we are so grateful to HSU for the great care they took of her, until she came into our lives.