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Humane Society of the Delta

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Raised by 32 people in 2 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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Video of the most recent addition to the Humane Society of the Delta "family". Lucky girl to be rescued by the Ladies of the Delta! And so sweet and gentle too!
https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietydelta/videos/1994789917448083/

"Life is good!"
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Here's another way for Amazon customers to help the Humane Society of the Delta:
(1) Log into Amazon as usual;
(2) Under "Account and Lists", scroll down to and click on"Your AmazonSmile";
(3) Select the "Humane Society of the Delta" as your preferred charity;
(4) From now on, when you go to Amazon, instead of going to www.amazon.com, login in through smile.amazon.com.

For every purchase you make when you login in through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the Humane Society of the Delta--AT NO COST TO YOU!

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How would you like to buy food for your own pet and help us at the same time? The Humane Society of the Delta is now a member of the Chewy.com Rescue Referral Program! With each new person that purchases food from Chewy.com using the link on our webpage, Chewy will donate $20 to Humane Society of the Delta! We need food badly, our dogs are going through it like crazy in this record setting cold. So if you open a Chewy account and order your own pet some food, we will get $20 to buy food for our animals! It's an amazing opportunity. You have to use the link on the Humane Society webpage for us to get the donations. Please encourage any of your relatives with pets to open a Chewy account and order food from Chewy. They will get the food, and Chewy will give us a donation. It's a win-win and an easy way to help our shelter! Of course, if your pet is all set with food, we would be thrilled to receive food donations as well. Please go to our website and use the Chewy link on the home page: http://www.humanesocietyofthedelta.org
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Humane Society of the Delta
December 21 at 9:52am ·
It is with great sorrow that I share the news of Jamie's death this morning. She developed a GI bleed that took her life quickly. She had gastric "stones" that had been seen on her X-rays that resembled gravel like rocks. May have been gravel that was eaten with the little food she had prior to arrival at HSD. She fought a brave fight to save her pups even to the end. Thank you Dr. Pittman and team for your heroic delivery and saving of so many of her pups. Jamie will be their angel watching over them now. They continue with the foster mama dog. They are having temperature regulation problems. Any ideas on how to help that please send them to us. Thank you for her prayers and continue to pray for her puppies
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$2,855 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
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Humane Society of the Delta
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