Tuesday, November 18, 2014

HSNWLA on Tuesday's Tails

 
Miss Gitty
 In 1977, I went to my local humane society and adopted my first pet on my own.  She was a tiny little tabby that came running up to me yowling when I got out of my car.  I scooped her up and we knew that it was a forever love.  I have written about Miss Gitty here a few times.  It is usually to explain why I no longer have a cat.  She was with me from the time I was 18 years old until I held her in my arms as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge 20+ years later.  We grew up together and she was the best.  I promised her that she was my one true forever kitty love.
   Over the years, I have wondered if that little humane society in the middle of nowhere was still in existence.  It was sad to discover it had closed long ago.  I’ve worked with PetSavers since beginning Barking from the Bayou last December.  They are wonderful. 
Recently, I discovered that we have another humane society.  My husband and I looked for it one day, but couldn’t find it.  Last week, the manager Bobbie called me after I left a message.  She explained they don’t have signs out in front of the shelter to avoid having boxes of unwanted animals dropped off overnight.
   We went with actual directions this time and I must say that I was beyond impressed!  The building was a donation from a retired veterinarian.  Courtney, the office manager, showed us photos of the “before” building.  The work they have done on a shoestring budget is incredible.  The buildings were clean, organized, and well maintained.  The volunteers worked so hard, and were very friendly.  “Follow me and ask questions while I make my rounds,” was all of their response.  Every person was knowledgeable of the dogs in the shelter.
   I was so motivated to help them.  The name is the Northwest Louisiana Humane Society, although they are not affiliated with the national organization. There are so many fundraising ideas swirling around my head to raise much needed cash and donations for them.  Please leave a comment if you have found a great idea to help.  They have been selected as the “give back” charity of the Insane Inflatable 5K run/walk on December 13th.  If you live in the Ark-La-Tex, please join the fun and I do mean FUN!  You can register here.  http://insaneinflatable5k.com/
   The HSNWLA normally has around 35 to 50 dogs and puppies.  The adoption fees vary from $125-$150 for the pups and $50 to $100 for the adults.  You can check their Facebook page for the dogs that are available for adoption.  Here are two sweethearts that I'd appreciate you sharing.  I featured Ellie Mae last week.  She was delivered to the shelter the day we went to visit.  Since I'm a Basset mom, it breaks my heart to know she is not in a loving home.
   I will be collaborating with the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana on Tuesday’s Tails for the near future.  It is my way of saying thanks for the years with my precious Miss Gitty.


   The boys’ top story on yesterday’s BFTB NETWoof News was Bentley being featured on the Free Kibble “What Makes Me Happy.”  Here is the link to the page.  Scroll down and you will see Bentley’s smiling face!


   I also wanted to invite everyone to join me for my very first radio interview on TPPC.tv.LLC – The Global Choice in Pet Related New Media Entertainment this THURSDAY.  You will be able to ask questions and participate during the show.  Here ‘s their direct link to the show:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tppctv  I will have a ten minute segment beginning at 6:20 PM ET  I would love to know that I have friends listening and supporting me.


Our Tuesdays are special, because we join Dogz ‘n Pawz and Talking Dogs as they host Tuesday’s Tails.  This blog hop features shelter pets from around the globe that need forever homes.  Please visit and share these deserving dogs and cats on social media. 





28 comments :

  1. Wow! What a super busy week already and it must feel wonderful to find such a caring and supportive shelter like HSNWLA. I bet this is the beginning of a very rewarding relationship. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I certainly hope that it is, because I really enjoyed meeting the volunteers and dogs. ☺

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  2. I wonder how many shelters are "hidden" like that? So glad you found them. Those are two sweeties and I hope they find loving homes for the holidays. Sharing.

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    1. That is a great question. I certainly understand the need for it. People will dump puppies when nobody is watching. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. that does sound like a wonderful shelter - One idea they could try is a pet related auction - that is what ours local shelter does each year - they get the pet stores, pet companies and people to donate items that they can put up to auction (we always donate some paintings) Each year they have a different theme - one year it was a barbeque, the next year it was a black tie event.

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  4. Beautiful pups!! Sharing :)
    Bentley!! You lucky dog! Look at your adorable face over on the kibble site!!!! That is SO wonderful!!!!!
    I would love to catch your radio show this evening! I just have to figure out what time it would be for me here in Canada.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Sorry, the radio show is on Thursday. I will try to put a link here so you should be able to listen on my blog. **Paws crossed ☺

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  5. We can TRULY understand WHY they don't have signs... last year someone tied a dog to the door of the Shelter near us. It got down to -5 ° F here that night and the poor thing FROZE to DEATH over night.. It made everyone SO sad.

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    1. Oh no! That is terrible, but you're right that is exactly what happens. The people that tied that dog up probably blames the shelter for its death. BrrrrrGrrrr!

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  6. So glad you found a shelter to work with! Every pet can use a little extra highlight to find their forever homes!

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    1. The Insane Inflatables 5K they are receiving a portion from looks like a blast! I can't wait to go help out and laugh. Click on the link and check out the insanity!

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  7. Great photos - love being able to help shelter pets. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you SlimDoggy. The HSNWLA is fantastic. ♥

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  8. She is exactly like I pictured her when reading your book!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad. All of my characters and their personalities are the same as my sweet babies had through the years.

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  9. That sounds like a wonderful shelter. Thank you for helping, and for sharing about Foxy Roxy and Ellie Mae!

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    1. Thank you. It really is incredible. Now, if I can only win the Mega Millions tonight! LOL!

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  10. How fun to see Bentley on that website....I love that photo of him!
    That is great that you found another wonderful shelter to work with, it sounds like a great place with lots of caring people.
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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    1. Thank you Janet. We are so very proud of our boy! I love the Free Kibble site. When you donate the cat litter the cat scratches and meows. It always makes me smile. ♥

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  11. What impawtent work shelters like this are doing. We sure hope these pups find furever homes quickly!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. They do so much with so little! Both of these girls are so cute and I am hoping perfect homes open their hearts to them before Christmas.

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  12. How nice of you to team up with this shelter to help!

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    1. You should check out how fun the Insane Inflatables is going to be! I've never seen anything like it for a great way to spend the day!!

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  13. Radio interview? That's awesome!!!! Foxy Roxie and Ellie May are adorable! Love the names. Will share!

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  14. That is a great story and we will try and make the radio show fur sure
    Purrs to all the kitties and doggies who need homes
    Timmy

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  15. Hope these guys find a home soon, thanks for all that you do for the critters.

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