Thursday, December 4, 2014

Because of You...

We regularly share stories with you about animals in need, their healing processes and their happy endings. But did you know that you there, with us — right beside us — every step of the way?

When tiny kitten Ophelia came to the shelter this spring, one of more than 750 orphaned kittens arriving at the OHS every year, you were right alongside the specialized team of OHS staff and volunteers as they helped this struggling kitten survive without the love and attention of a mom.
Lovey and Dovey, a pair of two-year-old lovebirds, were surrendered to the OHS after a divorce. A month after arriving, you were right there with them when they were adopted together right in time for Valentine’s Day!
Lovey and Dovey
Rescue and Investigation Services agents allege Tyson’s owner got very mad after the young German shepherd ran away from home and tied him to a moving truck as punishment. You were right beside our agents while his rescue was underway.  And again when OHS veterinary staff helped heal his paws and back which were all cut up, there you were.
And what about Landon who got his happily ever after, thanks to you? Landon, a 12-year-old golden retriever, was surrendered to the OHS by his owner who could no longer care for him. Yes, you were there during his extensive dental care and treatment for an ear infection when he was adopted then sadly returned to our care when his new owner didn’t have time for him anymore — then he finally got adopted to a home with another dog where he remains happy and healthy today.
Landon in his forever home
You were also right there when we helped thousands of lost dogs, cats and small animals reunite with their families. Animals like Einstein, a lost guinea pig that was reunited with his family this past summer.

These are just a few examples of when you were there  right beside us  helping the more than 10,000 animals that come into our care each year — giving them a second chance. Together, we will continue our promise to save them, heal them, and protect them.

Lori Marcantonio
Director: Outreach & Interim Director: Development

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