Because of your support the Heritage Humane Society has been able to provide life-saving care to some of our community’s neediest companion animals. Right now, every gift you make will save double the number of homeless pets’ lives, like the ones featured here. It is your financial support that enables us to give them the types of assistance they need. Let me tell you about some of the animals we’ve helped this summer.
Ellie Mae, a gentle brown-eyed hound, was found in the woods alone, suffering from a parasitic skin disease. She and her five young puppies had been abandoned and left to fend for themselves, without food, water, or shelter. The puppies were severely dehydrated and also suffering from the same painful skin disease as as their mother.
When members of HHS’s medical team examined Ellie Mae and her pups, they noticed the symptoms of Parvovirus, a life-threatening disease that required immediate treatment. In fact, Trinket, the smallest puppy in the litter, was so weak that he struggled to raise his head. After weeks of treatment, Ellie Mae and her puppies began to recover and as soon as their strength and immune systems had improved, HHS’s medical team was finally able to treat their skin disease.
In addition to Parvovirus, Ellie Mae tested positive for Heartworms, another life-threatening disease. Although these treatments are costly, thanks to your support, we were able to give her a second chance at life.
Currently, Ellie Mae’s puppies (including little Trinket) are thriving with their new families. Ellie Mae’s fur is beginning to grow back and her tail wags continuously. Stay tuned for updates on this remarkable family.
A few days after Ellie Mae’s rescue, on a hot and humid night, Peppermint, a pregnant tabby cat, was abandoned on the shelter’s doorstep, where a staff member found her early the next morning. Less than 12 hours later, gave birth to three kittens.
The most heartbreaking part was that she was so malnourished that she was unable to nurse her newborn kittens, so members of HHS’s medical team needed to tube feed them every four hours. When Peppermint and her kittens are strong enough, they will be adopted into loving homes.
Thanks to two generous gifts from Charles S. and Millicent P. Brown Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, every gift you make right now will be doubled up to $10,000.
It is devastating to think that so many beloved pets like Ellie Mae and Peppermint lose their lives simply because they were abandoned. That’s why Heritage Humane Society has been working with community members like you to make a difference for pets like these.
This community’s financial support is critical to HHS’s ability to provide quality care and assistance to companion animals in need. HHS has received a $10,000 grant that we must match between now through the end of October. The services we provide are costly and your financial assistance is needed more than ever.
You can give every pet like Ellie Mae and Peppermint a safer, brighter future. Please take this opportunity to make a matching gift for the homeless pets like these. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support and dedication to creating a kinder, more compassionate community.