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.
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.
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!