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We count on your donations to continue our life-saving work. As a non-profit organization with no paid staff members, our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of local animals. And our efforts are paying off. Our innovative programs have been credited with reducing the number of animals who are euthanized at our local animal control facility. Our dream is that one day, no adoptable animals will be killed in area shelters. We thank you for helping us realize this dream.Visit the donation page to see where your money goes.

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  18811 - Laci
Laci is a 5yr old, female, German Shepherd who needs someone who has time to further her training needs. Laci is an intense dog with a high working drive and she gets bored easily.   Laci does not do well meeting other dogs or even seeing other dogs. She is very intelligent and obedient, but she needs consistent reminders on what you expect of her.  She needs someone who can be firm...read more about 18811 - Laci
  19223 - Cookie
Cookie is a cute, female, red and white Guinea Pig who is curious and enjoys being around other guinea pigs.  Do you have a neutered male Guinea Pig looking for a friend?  Cookie would still need a slow introduction process to get used to another piggy, but she wants their company.
  19172 - Angel Pie
Angel Pie is a beautiful, blue cream Calico cat.  She enjoys being with gentle people and will come right over for attention when you talk to her.  Angel Pie would prefer a gentle home with no other animals.  She prefers to be the only pet in the house.  Angel Pie is playful and likes to chase toys too. She has been around older gentle children too.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop #10117 is filled with animal lovers. When we asked them to help plan our troop topics for the year, they all agreed they wanted to learn more about animals. For our latest unit, we focused on animal rescues and shelters. After visiting the cats, bunnies, guinea pigs and dogs at the HoCo Animal Shelter, the girls collected items to donate. They donated dog treats, cat toys, blankets, small animal supplies but their favorite items were creating cat boxes. Each box is especially decorated by a Brownie with a written GS troop stamp of approval that these fine cats would make a great pet for a loving family. Thanks to Ann of Animal Advocates for teaching us about pet ownership and making a true commitment to our pets for their lifetime! 
Girl Scouts 4-2-15


If It Helps Just One....

A Volunteer reports a friend accidentally left her pantry door open. When she returned home, she found her dog had gotten its head stuck in a cereal box and suffocated. While this may seem very unlikely, it’s not the first time we’ve heard of it! Several years ago, a dog we know died in a potato chip bag. Similarly, cats have been reported to suffer the same fate getting stuck in cat food cans. We’ve probably all wondered why “this bag is not a toy” even needs to be said.  But food containers don’t usually post a warning, and for our four-legged friends, anything with food or food residue is especially tempting.  So be safe and keep food and trash out of your pet’s reach. 

In our position, we often get alerts or stories that people want us to share. In an effort to bring them to you in an organized fashion, we’ll post them under this title.  Our goal is not to be depressing or alarmist, but to present things you may never have thought of but should know.  If it helps just one, it will be worth it.


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