Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weekly Update for September 23, 2008

A few veterinary students from Mississippi State University have started a group called Homeward Bound—they focus on placing older animals, and those with illnesses that often make them less adoptable. They’ve already found homes for several of our harder to place dogs, including a few that the students were treating for heartworm. We are so thankful to Homeward Bound, as they are making all the difference in the world to so many animals!

Doll received several complaints about conditions at the Winona Pound; they’ve had problems for years that she’s been investigating. On this trip, Doll found sick dogs left untreated, animals with no water and overall conditions of filth. Doll is now working with an Animal Control Officer to get the pound up to acceptable standards, and will check back in a couple of weeks for a progress report.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Weekly Update for September 11, 2008

Doll and the new Hope Sanctuary employee, Elizabeth, set out on Friday morning on another transport to Every Creature Counts in Denver. On the van were 42 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Included in this group were 12 Chihuahua mixes from a recent hoarder case Doll investigated in Oakland, MS. These twelve Chihuahuas are all special needs and very timid. Lisa and her crew at Every Creature Counts are terrific at working with special needs animals and bringing them around. Without Every Creature Counts, these Chihuahuas and several other special needs animals on this transport would have had little hope of adoption.

Hope Sanctuary would also like to thank Dr. Martha Lewis for her generous and thoughtful donation of a horse trailer—we've been looking for a donation of a trailer for a long time to help us with transports! This thoughtful donation will help ensure that the animals at Hope Sanctuary continue to have the opportunity to find good homes. The one item we need to make it complete is a truck to pull the trailer, so we welcome one with open arms if you have one to donate.


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