High Hopes® for Pets Foundation awards $500 grants to 2 more rescue groups
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
32 grants given since September 2011
Operation Scarlet (Lancaster, PA)
Operation Scarlet is a breed rescue dedicated to helping save homeless Shar-Pei. Fully run by volunteers, Operation Scarlet has been helping find forever homes for this wonderfully wrinkled breed for over 23 years. The Shar-Pei (pronounced shah pay; meaning sand skin) originated in China over 2,000 years ago and almost became extinct when they were placed in dog fighting rings. Operation Scarlet will be using the grant to help pay for dental surgery for two dogs currently in their care.
To find out more about Operation Scarlet, visit them at www.operationscarlet.com
Safe Humane Chicago (Chicago, Illiniois)
Safe Humane Chicago is founded on the benefits of the human-animal bond. Their mission is to help create safe, humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. Their programming focuses on providing education, advocacy and second chances for at-risk people and dogs. The grant will be used specifically to support their VALOR (Veterans Advancing Lives Of Rescues) program which teams up Veterans and Court Case Dogs to discover the benefits of the human-animal bond.
To learn more, visit them at www.safehumanechicago.org
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue (Harvard, IL)
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue finds Siberian Huskies and Husky mixes from kill shelters around the country and places them in caring homes. FSSR networks with shelters all over the US and adopts to people in the Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri. FSSR also keeps a sled dog team which, along with some adopted dogs, provides popular demonstrations at area parks and events. FSSR has placed over 1400 dogs in caring homes since 1999. Some of these dogs come to us with heartworm or other health problems and are nursed back to good health. Many people like the idea of huskies but are not prepared for a working dog’s energy so our volunteers work to educate the public about these Northern breed dogs, find new homes and provide the funds required to keep the rescue running.