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WAG Newsletter | May 2024

Walk/Run updates, the lifesaving impact of fosters, and more! Check out what's new in your monthly WAG


A Loving Home for Sadie Mae

An active border collie mix receives lifesaving medical care and adapts to life on three legs in a loving home.


WAG Newsletter | April 2024

A thank you to our volunteers, the kittens have arrived, Walk/Run updates, and more

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WAG Newsletter | March 2024

How you can (and if you should!) help cats, our 2023 annual report, and so much more.


WAG Newsletter | February 2024

Fostering, Walk/Run, and many other ways to help the animals. It's your February update from HSSW.

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WAG Newsletter | January 2024

A New Year message from Andrea and a 2023 review. All that and much more in the first WAG of 2024!

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Fuchsia's Medical Journey

Fuchsia found the special care and support she needed to recover from a difficult past and thrive in her new, loving home.

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Lifesaving Care for Little Bat

Emaciated and covered in fleas, Little Bat was in a critical state. Learn more about this resilient dog's recovery.

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Susan and Spartacus

For Susan, the one thing that couldn't be taken away was the special bond she shared with Spartacus. Learn more about their story.

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A Holiday Rescue for Eleven Puppies

A resilient mama dog and her litter of eleven puppies find safety and security for the holidays.


WAG Newsletter | December 2023

How to make the holidays merry and bright for pets and what you need to know about canine respiratory disease.

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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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Chevy the Kitten

A little kitten who who overcame life-threatening injuries and found a loving home.

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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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Shelter for Six Senior Dogs

Six senior dogs find shelter, medical care, and a second chance for the holidays.

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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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Sunny and Poet

The story of two shy dogs who found their perfect family and became best friends.

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Nakia Creek Fire

Updates on the Nakia Creek Fire in Clark County and its impact on HSSW services

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100 Rabbits

Nearly one hundred rabbits arrived at HSSW in need of TLC and new homes.

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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.

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Rescue Beagles Arrive at HSSW

Beagles rescued from a testing facility arrive at HSSW in search of a new home.

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A New Home for Three Dogs

Three HSSW long-timer dogs find a new, unexpected home.

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Wellness Clinics for Community Pets

Providing basic care for pets, Wellness Clinics keep families together.

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Lucky and Robert

A stray cat finds shelter and a new home when she needed it most.

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A Path to Adoption for 30 Small Dogs

Rescued from unsafe conditions, they now have a path to new homes.