Humane Society of the Delta

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Raised by 75 people in 8 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.

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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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.

Click on the yellow "Donate" button

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

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$4,052 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 8 months
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Humane Society of the Delta
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Helena, AR
EIN: 262283048
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