Our foster volunteers have been making a big difference for our animals during this time of sheltering in place. Even in "normal" times, fostering is especially important for dogs who have a harder time in the shelter environment and Coco was one of those dogs. The shy little Chi-mix recently went to shelter in place with Phyllis, one of our dedicated volunteers. While fostering, Phyllis posted a video of Coco to her Facebook page. Her friends Debbie and Ron saw it and instantly knew Coco was their next dog.
Debbie had gone 15 years without a dog in her life and was ready for the right one to come along. Her husband Ron is a self-described cat person but even he could not resist Coco's sweet face! After setting up a time and place to safely meet Coco, the adoption was finalized through our Adoption Ambassador Program.
We are working on some exciting new adoption strategies to help more animals find homes while we're all in hunker down mode. Please stay tuned!
News from our Shelter Hospital and Community Vet Clinic
Here's one of our amazing RVTs Anna with recent patient, Yogi. Yogi is a senior shelter dog who had such severe dental disease that he was having trouble eating. After much-needed dental surgery, we are happy to report that Yogi is feeling much better and able to comfortably eat again!
Anna notes, "We are operating as a skeleton crew and we're practicing social distancing. We also wear protective gear at all times."
Through this time of crisis, our CVC team continues to provide essential lifesaving care for the animals who need us.
Our highly trained staff is doing curbside drop offs and pick ups to comply with the rules of social distancing. Last week, RVT Melina met Sweet Opal and her family outside of the clinic so she could bring Opal in to have emergency surgery after being hit by a car.
HSSC Shelter Medicine and our CVC are still performing life saving procedures and surgeries during the shelter in place. We are so grateful to have such dedicated medical professionals caring for the animals who need it most.
Any gift you can spare right now will do a world of good for our shelter animals and allow our medical and animal care teams to continue saving these precious lives.
This week we asked our Facebook followers to show us photos of their current work-from-home conditions with four-legged co-workers. We realize that most of these furry faces don't really increase productivity but they DO provide camaraderie, warmth and are really good listeners!!
Director of the Arm Warming division.
President and Vice President of the Micromanaging division.
Head of both the Lap Warming and Desk Blocking departments.
Due to impacts surrounding Covid-19, our summer camp may transition to a virtual format. At this time, all dates and times will remain as planned. Registration is still open for summer camps and we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best decision with your child's safety in mind.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan for the best summer camp experience for your camper.