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An Urgent Rescue for Bean Sprout

Sick and dangerously overweight when he arrived, Bean Sprout was in desperate need of care. Learn more about his journey.


A Second Chance for a Tripod Named Cora

Limping badly when she arrived, Cora's injured leg couldn't be repaired. Learn more about her rescue and lifesaving second chance.

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Lifesaving Rescue for a Mellica and 8 Puppies

A pregnant dog and her 8 puppies received a second chance for happy homes. Your support this Giving Tuesday makes it possible.


WAG Newsletter | November 2023

Holiday prep and ways to help animals. It's your November WAG.


WAG Newsletter | October 2023

A Gala update, holiday at ReTails and so much more!


WAG Newsletter | September 2023

It's Gala season and we're ready to celebrate! Learn all about this great event and other updates from our team.

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WAG Newsletter | August 2023

Bringing home a new pet, accessing resources in our community, and much more in this month's WAG.

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A Dream Comes True for Mr. Oslo

Rescued from abuse and neglect, Mr. Oslo spent more than a year at HSSW before finding his new home.


WAG Newsletter | July 2023

It's your monthly WAG newsletter. We have summer safety tips, community cats, and much more!


WAG Newsletter | June 2023

Check out WAG for updates on our community solutions, stray cats and kittens, the impact of fostering, and much more.

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A Second Chance for Seven Puppies

A sweet and very pregnant dog finds rescue and a second chance for her and her pups.


Lifesaving Care for Benny

Benny was badly injured. But a lifesaving surgery helped him walk again and find a happy new home.

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Loki and Stew - a Special Bond

How a difficult dog found his perfect family and made a difference for a veteran.

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How a barn cat made a difference for Joey

How a feisty barn cat helped Joey through cancer treatments and became a loving friend along the way.

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A Holiday Rescue for 18 Dogs

Eighteen dogs find their second chance for a happy home - just in time for the holidays.

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Don't be a Kit-Napper!

How and when should kittens be brought to the shelter? It's less often than you think.