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 Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

May 10-12 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 21 | Christmas in July

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CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022