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Humane Society of the Delta

$4,897 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 9 months
The Humane Society of the Delta (HSD) is situated in Helena, Arkansas, one of the most impoverished areas of the United States. The HSD, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, operates a no-kill shelter for injured, abused, sick, and unwanted dogs. It is the only shelter of its kind in its area. The shelter is volunteer-run and is supported entirely by contributions from the public. It receives no government funding.

It is obvious from the video above that the facility within which the animals awaiting adoption are housed is substandard--it's unheated, un-airconditioned, subject to adverse weather conditions,  lacks adequate security, etc., etc.--but it's all they can afford just to keep the animals fed and treated for their various ailments, let alone housed in decent quarters. But what the ladies running the shelter lack in funds, they do their best to make up for it with boundless love and selfless care.

Right now the shelter is housing approximately 180 adult dogs and 80 puppies (up from 30 just a few weeks ago). More than 120 of the adults dogs are heartworm positive, but the shelter lacks funds for their treatment. Heartworm treatment costs about $250-$400 per dog, depending on the size of the dog. Unless treated, the dogs cannot be shipped north for adoption. If left untreated long enough, they will die. Only 20 are being treated at this time, as the shelter is running very low on funds.

Just last week, the shelter put out an appeal for food, as the volunteers had only two or three days worth of food on hand and 240 hungry mouths to feed. I myself just arranged delivery of 600 pounds of dog and puppy food to the shelter as an interim stopgap measure, but this is just a drop in the proverbial bucket.

THE INITIAL OBJECTIVE OF THIS GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN IS  TO PROVIDE HEARTWORM TREAMENT FOR EVERY ONE  OF THE SHELTER'S DOGS, with any surplus to be applied as needed to the cost of future veterinary care. More abused, injured, and starving dogs, most of whom are heartworm positive,  at the shelter (or are found by the shelter's miracle-workers dumped by the side of the road or in other horrible circumstances) daily.

More information regarding the Humane Society of the Delta can be found at the organization's website, www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/humanesocietydelta

Pets currently available for adoption at the shelter can be seen at www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org/adopt. Note that the shelter can arrange safe transport, at actual cost, of adopted pets to any of several locations in the northeastern United States--even all the way up to Maine!

The women who operate the shelter both need and are deserving of your support, as are the animals for whom they care. Please help me to help them! Your gift of $250-$400 would pay for heartworm treatment of one dog at the Humane Society fo the Delta. Or, if you have love in your heart and room in your home, adopt a dog-- one like "McWilliams " ("Mac" for short), for instance, a cute, friendly heartworm-positive bundle of love and affection--but who, without heartworm treatment, can never be shipped north to find his fur-ever home.

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Update! "McWilliams" is now one of the lucky few dogs who have begun heartworm treatment; arrangements can be made now to adopt him as soon as he's finished his 6-week course of treatment. Check him out! He's a sweetheart!
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Humane Society of the Delta
September 1 at 8:42 PM ·

PLEASE READ! Our beloved shelter president, Gloria, needs your prayers. Gloria had a stroke last week and as you can imagine this has rocked us to the core. Gloria is doing ok but at this time is very tired and needs her rest so please don't call her or drop by to visit at this time.

Several workers at the shelter are pulling extra shifts to take care of the animals. And Gloria's closest friends, who also volunteer at the shelter, are taking care of her.

Because of this situation, we have had to prioritize what to do. We do not have the staff to send out thank yous for all the amazing donations we have recently received. We have been able to pay off all but $1,000 of the vet bill and we have received food and supplies from so many of you and we are SO grateful. We would not be running right now if not for all of you! For now, this mass "thank you" is all we can do because we are focusing on the animals and Gloria.

Please share this with anyone that you know has donated recently so they understand why they aren't receiving a thank you. We don't want people to feel unappreciated. We want people to know we are still running because of all their help.

Please keep Gloria in your prayers! She is honestly an angel among us and anyone who knows her, knows this to be true. For those of you that don't know, that is our Gloria in the photo below kissing the puppy. She's well known for saying "I could just kiss the fuzz off of him". LOL! We love you Miss Gloria!

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Once again I've been remiss in letting far to much time pass before thanking the most recent GoFundMe donors to the Humane Society of the Delta: Maya H., Carli P., Devon K., Tony R., Christina V., Sue D., Rhonda W., Kathleen McC., and Taylor L.

Thank you so much for all you donations, and in many cases your repeat donations, to help the Ladies of the Humane Society of the Delta continue their tireless work to rehabilitate and find "furever" homes for the lost, sick and abused dogs in their loving care.

For anoone wishing to donate directly by check, HSDelta's mailing address is:

Humane Society of the Delta
P.O. Box 3218
West Helena, AR 72390

Donations of food (Purina or Pedigree adult or puppy food always needed) and other items can be sent directly to:

Humane Society of the Delta
8480 Phillips 300 Road
Helena, AR 72342

Check the HSDelta facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietydelta/ to see if there are any special needs

For those able to contribute, Chewy.com ships food & other purchases for free, provided the total order is over $49. Also, if you are not already a chewy customer and use the special login link below, Chewy will donate $20 to HSDelta! How sweet is that!

https://www.chewy.com/rp/6761

Plus if you make it an Autoship order, you'll get 30% off right now! You can cancel the Autoship in a day or two after your order ships, or leave it as is and have more food shipped on a regular, recurring schedule; the ladies would be so grateful not to have to spend time pleading for food for their dogs and pups when they'd much rather be caring for them, giving them attention and veterinary care, and trying to find--and get them to--their forever homes.

If you want to donate via Paypal, please do so via this link to the PayPal Giving Fund:

https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1357778

PayPal Giving Fund absorbs all fees and passes 100% of all donations made through this special link on to the Humane Society of the Delta.

Thanks again to all new donors, to all past donors, and especially to you special repeat donors! Without your support, the Humane Society of the Delta and its volunteers could not carry on their good works!

~ Roy Porter
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We cannot thank you all enough for the help we've received! People are asking us what items we need the most and without question it’s Adult Dry Pedigree or Purina and Pedigree or Purina Puppy food. We are completely out of Adult Food right now.

Food can be delivered to:
Humane Society of the Delta
8480 Phillips 300 Road
Helena AR 72342

For those able to contribute, Chewy.com ships food & other purchases for free, provided the total order is over $49. Also, if you are not already a chewy customer and use the special login link below, Chewy will donate $20 to HSDelta! How sweet is that! Plus if you make it an Autoship order, you'll get 30% off right now! (You can cancel the Autoship in a day or two after your order ships, or leave it as is and have more food shipped on a regular, recurring schedule should you wish to do so; the ladies would be so grateful not to have to spend time pleading for food for their dogs and pups when they'd much rather be caring for them, giving them attention, and trying to find, and get them to, their forever homes.

https://www.chewy.com/rp/6761
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Oh my goodness! So many donors to thank for responding to the recent funding appeal from Humane Society of the Delta! Please forgive me for sending you all a collective big thankful hug rather than individual thank-you notes as I usually try to write.

Thanks and blessings going out to Erin P., Maya H., Samantha H., Blake M., Kim W., Tracie B. K., Amy K., Andrea C., Ame B. [love the yawning pup photo!], Scott S., Amy W., Amanda P., Jane S., Karye B. [such a pretty last name you have!], Laura F., Dana S., Rocky E., Karly K., Miranda D., Renelle S., Tiffany P, Mary S., Mollie W., Alicia H., Diane T., Glenna K., Carol DeG., Karen R., Macie C., Julie McM, Elizabeth C., Rebecca W., Chris K., Felicia M., Christine M., Julie S., Oscar de J., Kellie M., and Jennifer R. (In respect of the wishes of a few donors to remain anonymous, I have shown surname initials only.)

Together you've donated a total of $964 to HSDelta in just the past couple of days! And so many of you are repeat donors, month after month! Words fail me; I can only offer my greatest and most sincere thanks, and those of the HSDelta ladies whom you've helped to continue the great and good works that they do day in and day out to help the pups and dogs lucky enough to be in their care to get healthy and find their "furever" homes.

~ Roy Porter
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We are at a very heartbreaking point in our shelter history. We cannot take in anymore sick or injured dogs or puppies. We owe Horn Lake Animal Hospital $13,000. We are beyond heartbroken that we will have to turn away needy animals at this time. This cuts us to our core. This summer we have continued to take in sick and injured animals despite the fact that our bills were piling up because we are unable to look at an animal in need and turn away!!! We just don't know how to do that! Many of us have been using our own money to help keep this shelter running. But now, we will have to learn to turn away needy animals and just focus on only caring for the animals we currently have. This is our reality and it's killing us. We receive no money from any town, city, state or government. We rely 100% on donations.

We just rescued a new litter of puppies thrown in a ditch and they have parvo and we cannot afford to take them into a veterinary clinic. So we have them isolated from all our other animals (completely different building) and we are treating them the best that we can, but this is not ideal.

The picture I have posted is a puppy we rescued this week and are currently working to save.

I have contacted Horn Lake and people can call in donations to them directly to help pay down our bill. Their number is (662) 393-1116.

We have over 11,000 followers and if even half of our supporters donated just $5, we could pay off our vet bill, our electric and water bill, and buy some much needed supplies.

A great way to donate is via check because we receive 100%.
Our mailing address is:
Humane Society of the Delta
P.O. Box 3218
West Helena, AR 72390

If you want to donate via Paypal: (I won't put a donate button because it takes over a month to get the money from Facebook).

Please go to the Humane Society Website.
http://www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org/

Click on the yellow "Donate" button

Thank you! We cannot do what we do, without you!

https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietydelta/photos/a.1559384700988609/2113983392195401/?type=3&theater
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$4,897 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 9 months
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Humane Society of the Delta
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