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Happy Tails Humane Society

Happy Tails Humane Society

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  1. Let It Grow! Happy Tails Humane Society Serving the Community and Saving Lives for 25 Years

  2. Who We Are and What We Do • No-kill, nonprofit organization — 501(c)(3) • Funded by private donations • Founded in 1987 • Pet rescue and adoption • Humane education

  3. Our State-of-the-Art Shelter • Hospital-quality ventilation • In-floor heating • “Meet” room • Large dog exercise yards • Rooms for • Quarantine, treatment • Maternity, kittens • Kitchen (pet food preparation) • Laundry and grooming • Storage/utilities

  4. Rescue: Texie • Found with friend Basta in leaky barn after owner died • One of Texie’s eyes missing • Adopted and learned to be in a home

  5. Tom • Found along a road with injured eye and jaw, probably hit by a car • With veterinary care made full recovery and was adopted

  6. Donald • Abandoned in wooded area • Covered with fleas—needed multiple baths • Sweet boy throughout the process • Now adopted

  7. Zeus • Critically injured by car • Good citizen paid for veterinary care and Zeus came to Happy Tails to recover • After 3 casts and rehab, made full recovery • Now in a loving new home

  8. Cinnamon • Found abused in small cage at a garage sale • Volunteer brought her to shelter, thin and scared • Safe and secure, she gained weight and was no longer traumatized or stressed • Now in a loving forever home

  9. Charlie • Came to us clinging to life • Veterinary care and TLC from a special volunteer brought him back • He thrived and is now adopted

  10. Adoptions Have Skyrocketed

  11. It Wasn’t an Accident • Adoption promotion • Use of social media (Facebook) and web site • Satellite adoption centers • Adoption events • Stepped-up visibility in local media

  12. We’re at the Cutting Edge • Humane capacity of care • Capacity defined by the resources (staffing and otherwise) it has to provide humane care and housing • Animal enrichment • Music designed to calm • Toys designed to stimulate • Lots of volunteer interaction

  13. Humane Education • Visit schools and talk with students K-12 about pets, pet care, and animal shelters • In-shelter programs • Teens for Happy Tails

  14. Our Primary Costs *Other costs include state fees, insurance, and maintenance

  15. What We See in Our Future • More lives saved • 300 in 2013 • More educational outreach and greater student involvement • Broaden teens’ role • New student groups • Broader service to the community (for example, workshops on pet care and training)

  16. Please Let It Grow! • Dog bone $5,000 • Baseball $5,000 • Bluejay $2,500 • Apple $1,500 • Shingle $1,000 • Leaves $ 850 As little as $5 per month toward a leaf