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Pawless Dog Inspires Amputees
Certified therapy dog Journey was born missing his front left paw. Now, he's giving hope to amputees as they adjust to life with a prosthetic limb. See Journey's Heartwarming Impact »
Shaking Paws with Sheba
When I signed her adoption papers, she jumped onto the desk and put her paws all over them like she was signing too. On the way home, she continued to put her paw in my hand… I held it the whole way, and we've been best friends ever since…
— Find Out How Sheba Met Her Forever Owner —
Adorable Gets Her Shot at Life
Adorable (pictured here) is one of a group of 200 puppies that received life-saving vaccines. Healthy puppies stand a much greater chance of adoption at shelters. Click to learn more »
According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats will be left at shelters each year. Animals that are healthy, well-fed, and disease-resistant have much better odds of finding a happy forever home.
Preventable diseases like kennel cough or feline herpesvirus can stop an adoption in its tracks - not to mention being a danger to unprotected populations in the shelter. Although shelters try to meet the needs of their animals, they may not be able to afford a timely delivery of much-needed vaccinations.