My husband serves as a member on the board of this wonderful, dedicated organization. Personally though, we have been blessed to welcome new four legged family members into our home over the years. We have 5 boys who help us love and care for our animals. We currently have Jade, a 2 year old boxer mix who has become the little mother in our house. She will "discipline" the kids verbally if they attempt to run around the pool and will always find a child to curl up with. The next addition was Poochie. Poochie is an older terrier mix. Poochie came to us after having a toe removed to cancer. He had been in the humane society unadopted for some time and we knew he needed a lot of love. The last dog added to our family is King Odie, named by my 5 year old. He is the energy of the group and keeps everyone on their toes. Our three dogs all curl together at night when they sleep. To round things out, we sat the boys down in the cat room, and "Fruit Loop" decided we were the family for him. He is the boss of all things living in our house. Because of the Humane Society, our lives have been touched. We are blessed to have these wonderful animals in our home. I am so thankful for this wonderful cause.
My law firm has been a part this amazing organization since its inception in 2001. At all levels of this fantastic organization, everyone shows an amazing committment to the cause. It is extremely well organized and efficiently run by dedicated people. The dogs, cats, and other animals that make their way to the shelter are greeted by loving people who care for them as if they were their own. The animals are well fed, exercised, and socialized by people who care. Being brought into a No Kill facility, even the most disadvantaged animals find a place to be loved and cared for. So many have been touched by this cause. Not only have the animals benefited, but people in the community have been able to bring home a loving pet.
My very favorite experience with the Tri County Humane Society was a few years ago when they rescued 75 dogs from a puppy mill. One of the dogs, Buddy, a male shelty, had spent 7 years there, and arrived at the shelter with both ears completely closed from repeated and numerous infections, an inflamed mouth, and loaded with ticks. After cleaning him up, the vet did surgery to open his ears, gums were treated and he put on much needed weight. However, because of his lack of any kind of socialization or affection, he would just stand there, away from everyone, staring. I fostered him for 8 months, and even though he was around my two male dogs, he never once wagged his tail or played with them. Then one day I visited a Dr.'s office and his nurse had a picture of her two female sheltys on her desk. After inquiring about them, she explained she adopted them after they had been in a puppy mill for 5 years and THEY WERE LOOKING TO ADOPT A 3RD!!! The very next day she came to see Buddy and adopt him. As she was filling out the forms, we heard the jingling of collars and turned to see where the noise was coming from. There was Buddy down in the play position facing the "girls" with his front paws down and his tail up and wagging! That was when the tears started to flow!