HSNT has dedicated employees and staff who work hard every day to help adoptable animals find forever homes. As a new foster parent for a litter of kittens, I see how supportive the staff is saving every precious animal life. HSNT provides many times of services at low-cost for the betterment of the animals in the community.
I first served as a volunteer, and after several years walking dogs and working at off-site adoption sites, I became a board member. This organization is not without its faults, but most of those faults stem from too much work to do and not enough resources to do it..a failing of many non-profits. The people here care so much about the animals whom they aim to protect. The group is called out time and again when other agencies say no because of lack of resources. The Humane Society of North Texas does an amazing amount work with limited resources, and the people and staff that support HSNT are the reason HSNT is able to do so much with so little. It is grueling work with very little downtime. HSNT remains dedicated to their open door policy when other shelters have gone to a reservation-only system, leaving many animals stranded and on the streets. HSNT will continue to work tirelessly to find good homes for animals and to treat all animals with dignity and respect.
I am writing to say I believe in the "Rainbow Bridge". I would never put an animal in a shelter, to sit there for days months years. I believe in having them 'fixed' and letting them live out their life as an animal. If fortunate enough - a loving family. In a shelter they sit in the small cage and age, no longer a kitten - did not get to experience the touching grass for the first time, trees-yes they are fun to climb. I feel this is such a crime that the animal that did not commit a crime, like criminals that sit behind bars - who committed a crime. These "cats", which I am supporting or any other animal, do not need to be put behind bars just because some uneducated, no feelings toward animal kind, non passionate person who thought they wanted a pet and could not handle the responsibility and let them outside to make it on their own. I believe that anyone who wants a pet should have to undergo an intense training how to take care of the pet, pass a test, be monitored for 2 years. Seems like those who can barely afford to take care of themselves wants a pet. Then the pet is without water, food, hot in the summer, cold in the winter. No love or attention. The Rainbow Bridge is such a powerful place for animals - they have no pain, they become young again, no memory of the torture YOU gave them. They find peace and if you were a loving care taker, when you pass they will find you and you will unite once again as your love is strong.
How many animals make it out of this shelter alive? Most are killed. This is a high kill shelter with a fundraising machine. We have the power to build a new consensus, which rejects killing as a method for achieving results. And we can look forward to a time when the wholesale slaughter of animals in shelters is viewed as a cruel aberration of the past. We have a choice. We can fully, completely, and without reservation embrace No Kill as our future. Or we can continue to legitimize the two-pronged strategy of failure: adopt a few and kill the rest. It is a choice which history has thrown upon us. We are the generation that questioned the killing. We are the generation that has discovered how to stop it. Will we be the generation that does?
"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. We can be that great generation."
I don't know how HSNT could be any better. I adopted my Ranger from them two years ago when I was heartbroken over the loss of my Jack rescue dog. This organization and the people and volunteers who work there are exemplary. They truly care about the animals, and they make the best use of every donation. Simply put: THEY ARE THE BEST!
I adopted my lab / american staffordshire terrier mix from HSNT when he was 8 weeks old. My sister fostered all four of the puppies in his liter, and the day she returned them, I decided to adopt Chuy. The other three puppies in his liter were adopted within a few days and I'm so glad! HSNT did an amazing job of keeping the puppies healthy while they were in the shelter. They offered to get him neutered before I picked him up and his recovery was excellent! Chuy has been such a great addition to the family and I will definitely head to HSNT when I decide to adopt another pet!
We adopted our wonderful Akita mix from this shelter, and I will be forever grateful to them for giving her a second chance. They were so very accomodating to us in helping us select her, and even let our other dog meet her before we took her home to ensure they got along well. HSNT does fabulous work for our community, and has impacted so many lives, both human and four-legged. Highly recommend visting one of their adoption centers if you're looking for a new addition!
The tenacity of HSNT personnel and volunteers to make a positive impact on EVERY animal that comes through their doors never ceases to amaze me. I am honored to be a part of the family of critter crusaders for the past 7 years and will continue to support them in their quest to make life better for animals who come into their care. HSNT is the ONLY open door shelter in N Tx-no animal dealt a bad hand by man'kind' is turned away.
My sister told me about the Extreme Mutt Makeover which I followed this year; each dog has his own webpage! Through HSNT and EMM I received my loving, friendly, wonderful dog Emmit--I highly commend his youth trainer Ashley. He has the most beautiful personality and fits right into our family. I can't imagine him languishing without a home. I wish all "unwanted" pets could find their forever home. Thank you so much to everyone involved!
HSNT is a miracle with its feet on the ground. It makes do with the least and does the best. It deserves widespread support for its efforts. Please consider a donation, especially to the Waggin' Tails center to open in 2013 in Benbrook, Texas. The new site literally needs money and in-kind contributions of all kinds. Thank you.--Steve Munday, Fort Worth, Texas
Our family has been blessed to both foster animals for and adopt animals through the Humane Society of North Texas. In all of our experiences with them, HSNT staff members have consistently demonstrated a common mission of compassion towards animals and a commitment to excellence. Of all the animal welfare organizations in Texas, I would recommend HSNT over any other, hands down!
The three years my family has been participating in the Extreme Mutt Makeover have been the most rewarding volunteer efforts we've experienced. My daughter participated the first two years and my granddaughters participated this year. The Humane Society of North Texas pulls dogs from shelters that they feel deserve a second chance and applicants are chosen to train the dogs from 6-9 weeks and then they return to complete in the EMM with the goal of finding these sweet dogs forever homes. The dogs my family have trained have found the most wonderful homes that they would never have had an opportunity to be exposed to. It takes a lot of effort and money to put the event together and the team from HSNT does a wonderful job, especially this year, 2012, when they lost their biggest sponsor. They didn't let that deter them from carrying on this wonderful event and we all hope they can continue and grow bigger and better.
I brought a little kitten that had been living in my backyard to the shelter. The folks were so lovely and helpful. I hope the little one finds a home. If you're looking for a pet, I can't reccomend this shelter highly enough.
HSNT is known for doing the most with the least. My wife has been dedicated to HSNT for more than 20 years! Through her affiliation with HSNT she has filled our hearts and our home with some amazing animals! Currently we are blessed with 4 dogs and a cat and are often found debating with them - who rescued who! They fill our lives with much joy and love and we try to do the same for them. I have assisted HSNT as a vounteer in many ways. One of my proudest acheivements was when I assisted with the seizure of almost 500 dogs from a filth filled puppy mill. From this rescue our family was blessed with a silly, goofy, laughable, and extremely lovable bassett named Puzzyle. When I watch her clumsy gallops across our hardwoods stopping just in time to make the leap to the couch I can't help but wonder what her life would have been if HSNT had not gotten to her in time! When she looks at me I can feel her thanks and I am so proud to have been a part of changing her life!
This organisation really deserves a lot of credit for taking care of all the animals that people sometimes treat as toys. Just visit their location and see how easy folks just drop of their pets when is it not convenient to them anymore. These poor pets are taken in by the humane society and given shelter for as long as they can and hope someone will come by to adopt it again. They spay and neuter all incoming animals and provide them with all medical care they need to be adoptable again. This organisation can really use your donations just to be able to continue providing this service in Tarrant count, in addition you can really help them by adopting a pet and take care of it. If you want a dog or cat go get it there, they have many good animals to choose from.