Rachel Ray $100K Challenge week one HSSA update | Community Spirit
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is declaring week one of the $100K Challenge a success.
Over 156 dogs and cats were found forever homes in the first five days, but HSSA would like to remind residents the goal is far from reached and they (HSSA) still need help in reaching their ultimate goal of 3,000 animals by October 31.
There are a couple of ways to do this; one is with the new waived fee adoptions for adult cats and mixed-breed dogs weighing over 25 pounds. The second is to attend one of the HSSA’s special events and adopt a pet there. The Royal Automotive’s Dog Days of Summer adoption event is coming up soon-August 18.
Here is an adoption success story straight from the HSSA:
Twister, a 1-year-old Lab-mix, was among the lucky ones this past weekend. For his first year, Twister was kept in a back yard with 12 other dogs, leaving him un-socialized and fearful. He lacked the basic dog skills and manners, and had never seen a leash or collar. He never knew the joy of a cool house in summer, and he wasn’t housetrained.
When Twister was first brought to HSSA he was too timid and scared to be housed in the regular kennels, so he spent his time an office. With time, love and training Twister gained confidence and trust. He found a wonderful home with a family from Sierra Vista, where he has room to run and play.
“A story like this shows all dogs are worth a chance,” says Kerri Burns, HSSA Vice President. “If they are given time and effort in an environment with patience and consistency, it can allow for a long-lasting human-animal bond.
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