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Have A Heart, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Rescue, Re-Home, Educate - We rescue dogs from “high-kill” shelters. provide medical care and keep them safe until a carefully matched new home can be found. We strive to educate our community about the danger of heartworm disease and the ease of prevention.

Results: Founded: Nov. 2009 Corporate Status: Not for Profit FL Corp. Non Profit Status: IRS approved 501(c)(3) Dogs Saved: 410 Dog Adopted: 400

Target demographics: Dogs in danger of being put to sleep simply because there is not enough room in the shelter to house them or because they suffer from an injury.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 68 dogs from municipal centers, provided medical, some basic training and socialization. 66 of those dogs we adopted out to loving homes in 2017.

Geographic areas served: South East Florida

Programs: An all breed rescue program designed to provide medical care, exercise and enrichment to homeless dogs. We then screen and select a great local family to provide a loving home to our rescue dogs.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Emilio T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Debbie and her crew and staff at Have a Heart rescue the "high-kill" canines from shelters and provide them with a second chance at life. They go beyond rescuing these animals. Debbie gives them a fresh start by having them medically attended, gives them a temporary home with no rush to get them placed, and in the meantime they provide them the basic training on behavior modification so that they can become a well-mannered family member.
They take their time in matching up the "forever" families with each individual dog and have had much success. Although Debbie is a dog lover, she is not blinded by their circumstances and works very diligently to find them the perfect match for a successful adoption.
We thank Debbie and her staff at HAVE A HEART, for being so professional and so caring about canines.
After all...
"IT'S A DOG'S LIFE...MAKE IT A GOOD ONE"! ~A Leg Up Dog Services