Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wonderful News!!!

You may have wondered why we haven't had any new fosters lately.

Well, first and foremost, it's because I have been out of town a lot lately. Don't want to bring a new dog home if I'm not going to be there with it.

And, ALSO, because we have been working on setting up our new rescue group!

I am SO excited, words cannot describe. This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, and together with our friend Lorraine, who has been in the rescue business for a very long time, we have made it happen!

Our new group is H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animal Rescue Team). We are a group of people who all have the dogs' best interests at heart.
We started with a bang... from our first board meeting (organizational meeting), to our first big entrance into the public eye was only about 10 days. (WOW!)

Today was absolutely AMAZING. Our group received a donation of dog food from Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab. They are an awesome rescue group, with some incredible resources that they are willing to share with the little guys (us).
I'm not talking a little bit of dog food.
16 pallets of dog food at about 1000 lbs each. (WOW!)

We decided to donate that dog food back to the community. We have 3 dates set, the first of which was today.

In only 3 hours we handed out about 6000 lbs of dog food to residents of Washington County. (WOW!)
We had flyers that had been passed out, as well as radio public service announcements. Almost everyone who showed up said that they had heard it on the radio, and the ad was AWESOME.

We held it at the shelter today, and 1 dog was adopted and went home, and 2 others are 'waiting' there for their new families to come pick them up. 1 cat was also adopted today as well!

It is just so amazing, and I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful adventure!
We have a lot of work to do, and I love every minute of it.

I am looking forward to our next foster dog, and am even more excited that this new one will be a part of HART!

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