This group is very dedicated to both dogs and cats. They are the only group in area that will take in feral cats spay and neuter and find responsible ranch homes that provide food water shelter daily. They help owners with food for their personal animals when they ask. No animal will go hungry. They offer low cost spay neuter and vaccinations to the public. They help other shelters in state and out of state whenever they can. They do amazing work for small staff and small budget.
HHP was started by one lady with a dream. She used her own money and retirement income. Since 1998 she has helped thousands of cats and dogs find new forever homes. She does her adoptions with a lifetime return policy. She has even found a company to give them Free health insurance for the first 30days of their adoption. She receives no funds from the city or county. Operates solely on donations and has dipped into her own funds more than once to keep all these critteres fed and housed until their permanent home come up. She is definately a NO KILL shelter.
Our city shelter will not take animals from the county so all those animals come to Help For Homeless Pets as well as city animals that people are afraid would get put down at the city shelter.
I represent a small non-profit rescue in Wyoming and Help For Homeless Pets does a phenomenal job in rehoming an unbelievable volume of homeless pets. When my rescue is unable to handle an animal in need, or I have a potentially good home with no animal to meet their desires, I can always count on Help for Homeless Pets to assist. They MOVE the animals with care and consideration! Kathy - "3 Dog Rescue" in Cody, WY
I have gotten a few cats from Help for Homeless Pets in Billings, Montana. One is a little sassy black long-haired female named Nelly--as in "Whoa, Nelly!" She was about six months old then, and five years later, she still runs faster than any cat. She's very smart and healthy and bosses me and the other cats around all the time, even though she's tiny. A true diva!!!
IN A CITY THE SIZE OF BILLINGS, HELP FOR HOMELESS PETS IS THE ONLY SHELTER TAKING IN CATS. THE REST OF THE GROUPS ARE JUST KILLING THEM, I HEARD. AND HHP DOESN'T HAVE THE DEEP GOVERNMENT POCKETS THAT SOME OF THE OTHER GROUPS DO. Furthermore, they have regularly scheduled spay and neuter days, and the other groups don't. Spay and neuter is key!!! Los Angeles now has a law requiring spay and neuter of all animals, and the killing is way down! Any newborn dogs and cats come from feral populations, where they are now valued and rescued and neutered.
There's one other group in this city that collects oodles of cash and has nothing to show for it--no kennel for people to bring the animals to, nothing. Their director looks beautiful all the time, perfect hair, nice house, perfect life. She's been collecting cash for at least ten years now!
Help for Homeless Pets volunteers and employees tend to give their lives to the place, like they're truly on a mission. The place has a lot of problems, but at least they try. The other groups just collect cash and turn the animals away. A lot of the issues with the group are due to the fact that the general population of Billings tends to drink too much, gamble too much, and treat their animals like crap. Cats are especially hated in this town. ONE BILLINGS POLICEMAN EVEN BRAGGED IN A LETTER TO THE LOCAL PAPER HOW HE RAN OVER CATS WHENEVER HE COULD. Shouldn't he have been arrested???