Our Support For Heartland Humane Society of South Dakota
Continuing our commitment to support homeless pets and some of the rescues working to find them forever homes, this August we're continuing our "Clawguard Gives Back" series. Now through August 31, every Clawguard sales will go to support the work of Heartland Humane Society in Yankton, SD.
Heartland Humane Society plays a vital role in the lives of countless animals every year, and we were truly touched hearing the stories of some of the animals that have been nursed back to health, and found loving homes for.
"Sigmund the Survivor" was brought to Heartland Humane Society in May 2015 after he was found in the parking lot after being hit by a card. When he lethargic and could barely move, and the staff were told that he's suffered nerve damage and they would have to wait and see how much he would recover.
Heartland staff and volunteers worked for weeks to help nurse Sigmund through his injuries-- providing physical therapy to help get his back legs moving again, helping him in and out of the litter box and administering medicine.
After a dedicated volunteer began taking Sigmund home for "weekend vacations," his recovery quickened. By summer he had regained movement in the back half of his body and was adopted in July 2015. Today Sigmund is settled into his new life, gentle and grateful as ever.
Sigmund when he first arrived at Heartland Humane Society shortly after being hit by a car, and standing tall and proud shortly before he was adopted.[/caption] Asia was another animal brought to Heartland after she and her litter of puppies were discovered abandoned in sub-zero temperatures in February 2015.
On arriving at the shelter, Asia was cautious around people but created a cozy space for her pups quickly and began warming up to the staff. Volunteers and members of the community rallied to the new family's story, and donations of puppy food, blankets and even news crews followed.
After the pups were weaned, all six found new homes, and Asia blossomed with a foster family-- playing with kids and her dog pal, Dori.
Asia nursing her puppies shortly after being rescued, and a few months later, smiling at the camera for her foster mom.[/caption] Though for Asia's puppies the story was a happy one, it was discovered soon after that Asia herself had a large tumor in her kidney, something that had been unnoticed while she was staying in the shelter's care. She fought through her illness the entire time she was caring for her litter, succumbing only after they were safe and cared for.
All six of Asia's puppies--Bali, Dali, Samuru, Kochi, Nikko and Hiro-- were saving from the cold and adopted into loving homes thanks to Heartland Humane Society.[/caption]. For every Clawguard you purchase, we'll donate directly to Heartland Humane Society to support their vital work finding families for homeless dogs, cats and other animals.
Thank you for supporting Clawguard, and helping us support this dynamic organization!