We adopted Miri on September 10, 2012. What can I say? I volunteered at the shelter and passed by Miri. Unfortunately, so did so many others. Miri was always barking! You know the "crazy" dog you may see in their kennel. Anyways one day as my family and I were searching for a dog of our own, Betty showed us Miri. It was instant, Miri fell in love and I was showed an entirely different dog. We took her home that very day! A valuable lesson learned, NEVER EVER judge a DOG by its cover! I've been told by so many that she is a perfect example of a Pit, smart, loyal and loving. Miri melts into peoples hearts and they leave wanting a dog just like her. However, we can't take the credit. We owe it to you guys and your compassion for doing what you guys do everyday. We thank all of you guys. Oh, Miri has yet to bark. :)

Send your Happy Tails story and pictures to loriz@humanesocietyhbg.org!

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We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week

April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

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CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
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