Hello, friends! Voting for the Best of Cville is now open, and we would SO appreciate your vote for best Nonprofit in the Services category!🤩 Being able to reach more people through recognitions like this means we can do more for our community, and especially for the dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, goats, and other furry friends that need us. 🐶🐱🐰🐥🐾 (Note, you can also vote for HOWS founder Stacey Norris as Local Activist/Humanitarian in the Local Color section. 😀) Thank you as always for your support! 👍 vote.c-ville.com/services/nonprofit... See MoreSee Less
For those who did not see the last couple weeks post, for the month of June we will be dedicating $5 Fridays to raising funds for our Non-Tip Water 💧 Buckets
We don't put non-tip water buckets just on the dog houses, we also hook them onto fences. Each property and dogs situation is different so we have to put it where it benefits the dog the most.....and where they will not tip it over! 🙃🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday Chase got neutered (and was treated for hookworm) at Old Dominion Animal Hospital Cville! 👍🐾 This is step 1️⃣ of 2️⃣ — his “brother” Tank will be neutered in a couple weeks — and then both will receive fencing, compliments of HOWS! 😁🐕🐕🙌 His person is just as excited as we are! 💟
Thank you ODAH, as always, for helping us improve the lives of outside dogs 🐶🩺
(We love this photo; Chase’s person really loves her dogs and they love her.)
Team HOWS 06/12/2021 (Gabriele Ford, Andrea Denton, and Stacey Norris) visited ￼a property￼ with 9 outside dogs. 🐕 Roo, was kept by the adult grandson; while￼ the other 8 were kept by the grandfather. All were chained on various parts of the property. Welcomed in, we assessed how HOWS could assist and began preparing dog houses and other supplies￼.
The grandson had admitted that Roo was a lot for him and he was considering surrender.￼ We explain our surrender care program and within the hour he had transferred him into our care.
There was great interest by us and the grandson to do what we could today for the remaining eight dogs ￼and return at a later date with additional supplies. After getting houses prepped and flea and tick preventative pulled, the grandfather decided that he did not want our help 😲￼￼😟😢 How unfortunate for his dogs as - not only morally but also legally - many of them are in need of improvements that we were willing to help with right then and there. Since he will not allow for HOWS assistance, we will need to have a “higher power” pay a visit for the sake of his 8 neglected hound dogs 😔 Our hearts ache that we were not able to help them today.
As for Roo: 🩺 He is spending the night at VETSS, where he was medically examined and found to be negative for heart worm🙌, but positive for anaplasmosis (which thankfully can be treated with doxycycline￼). We will transfer him to Autumn Trails vet hospital tomorrow to be boarded for a day or two. 🛏🐾🙂 And then he will be transferred into the care of Smiles Forever Animal Rescue 😁🐕💜 (jackpot!) we will work with Smiles to get him neutered in the near future.￼￼￼ ✂️👍 Many players for Team Roo￼! Very thankful for each and everyone of them.
Paws crossed for some positive forward movement for the remaining gang of 8￼￼🙏🙏🙏
So cute. Hopefully the other dogs will receive help soon
So sad the grandfather made that choice. Thanks for all you do to help outside dogs. 👍
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in helping these precious furbabies...hoping the remaining dogs are given the same opportunity as Roo or atleast be taken care of properly ❤
Another great HOWS day with two amazing humans, Stacey Vaughn Norris and Gabriele Ford!!
What a day. So thankful Roo’s life is changed forever. As hard as it is to walk away from those left behind, you planted a seed (though sounds like maybe the “higher power” may have to water it). Well done ladies. ❤️
Green is a great color for all of you... I so miss field days
Thanks for all you do.
Burst into tears over this post. Thank you. That guy deserves the higher power and much more. I’ll foster Roo if they need one. 😍
Amazing work - so grateful for all you do. Hope better things work out for the rest.
Small steps forward....
Thanks again for all the caring and hard work. God bless.
For those who did not see last weeks post, for the month of June we will be dedicating $5 Fridays to raising funds for our Non-Tip Water 💧 Buckets
This week we have Whiskey pictured who was checking out his new digs last month. Fresh house, fresh pine and straw and a fresh new non-tip water bucket!
Do you know why our houses have a slanted roof and why we always put the water buckets on the tallest/right side? Well, its so the water bucket is "protected" from anything getting into the water and making it dirty. If leaves 🍂from a tree fall onto the house, the slanted roof helps the leaves falls to the left of of the house to the ground instead of into the water 💧! ... See MoreSee Less