People in Maine never cease to amaze us. There’s an animal sanctuary out there, supported by a family, with no help from anyone else. They have rescued horses, alpacas, a llama, cats, dogs, chickens and one lone rabbit from unsafe and tenuous situations and provide loving care for all. Maybe for the first time, they have asked for help to provide veterinary care for their alpacas. They asked for very little and we were happy to help.
Date: November 23, 2015
You’ve probably never heard of Garrett County, Maryland, but you should have. That’s the home of HART for Animals, an all-volunteer group in Western Maryland who have, in the last nine years, raised enough money to open the HART Animal Center. This amazing center houses a veterinary clinic; the Bed n Bark Inn, a boarding facility; Mutt Works Grooming and the HART Shoppe. Last on the list, to open this winter, is their animal adoption center. With a capacity for 60 dogs and 60 cats, this facility will go a long way to end the euthanasia of adoptable animals for lack of space.
When the sprinkler system for this new facility cost more than expected, the fencing budget took a big hit. HART volunteers are now working hard to raise the needed funds to get that fencing done before winter weather makes it impossible and delays their opening. We are honored to be able to contribute to the cost of fencing and help the vision of HART for Animals become a reality.
Like most shelters, P.A.W.S. operates on a small budget, but has big dreams. They just moved into an amazing new space and had hopes of outfitting a small laboratory to do some in-house routine diagnostic testing and vaccinations along with basic exams and treatment. Their hope is to reduce the time between intake and adoption, sending adoptable animals to their forever homes faster and allowing them to care for even more animals.
We are happy to be able to help them purchase some of the needed equipment for their new lab.