Monthly Archives August 2020

Pop Bottles for the Animals

Layla is awesome! She wanted to help the animals so Layla kindly collected pop bottles to raise funds. Layla donated a dog crate, dog toys, and funds to help the animals here at HSHV. We are so grateful for Layla’s generosity and we’re certain the animal residents are thankful too! Thank you so much for your kindness, Layla!
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Please don’t feed the bears… or the greedy humans

As summer comes to a close but our need for safe outdoor recreation does not, we need to be cautious about engaging in activities that sustain cruelty. Although I didn't watch it, I hear Tiger King's Joe Exotic now has a personal understanding of why wild animals don't belong in cages. Now that he's in one. The animal entertainment industry has a long and sordid history of abuse, well beyond caging. Flourishing over many decades, we humans demonstrated our "superiority" over animals by tearing them from their homes, kidnapping their babies, breeding them to excess, and imprisoning them in small barren cells. We gawked at them and used fear and violence to keep them under control and teach them to do silly things to make us laugh. When there were too many, or they outlived their usefulness, they were culled, neglected to death, or sold to research.
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1st Week Home

Ellie (aka Bloosom) fits perfectly in our home! Full of energy and loves to be outside. Perfect for when we camp. Thanks again to the Love Train!    
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Smiles and Snuggles For Silvia

Hi. My name is Silvia. I was adopted a week ago on August 16th 2020. It’s only been a little over a week in my new Forever Home, but my life has changed in such wonderful ways I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! I love living with my Dad and his mom, my Grandma, I’m taken care of and loved and cuddled all the time. Every morning my day starts out with a long walk with Dad and Grandma. During the day I help Grandma with the gardening (I’m great at supervising), play with Dad,
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Mocha’s Happily Ever After

This was my first experience adopting a dog from a shelter. I’ve always seen these stories on TV and social media where the process is romanticized, and how “you just know” when you see them. We went specifically to look at Mocha, a dog we had seen posted on Instagram (my husband’s dream dog is a chocolate lab). When we entered the dog area, I heard this incessant, continuous barking. I muttered something to my husband that it was probably her, and I was right. There she was, barking nonstop, refusing to make eye-contact with anyone walking by, and refusing
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Sidd comes Home

After my Buddy Holly passed on, I felt Peggy Sue needed another cat companion. Now this was in the old building. As I walked down the tiled hallway to the cat area, I heard a cat meowing quite loudly out a side door. Here was this orange tabby in a small cage. We started a “conversation.” It turns out he was a five-year-old who had just come in. So I waited the requisite days. I brought him home, but it took him some time to get adjusted to Peggy Sue, and he would freak out seeing other cats in my
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Senior siblings find new home

I was looking for some new animal companions and came across Shadow and Princess (14 years old) while looking through the available cats online at HSHV. I just fell in love with the way that they looked and knew I had to meet them in person. Once I did, I knew right away that I would have to be the one to take these beauties home. These guys have filled my life with love and companionship since the day that they came home. Shadow loves to cuddle within the minute you sit down, and Princess will jump up to scare
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My Sweet Baby

We went to HSHV to find a cat a year after our Baby died. We went into the common room and saw a post for a calico female. We looked around and this mostly white kitty, with a few spots and and orange tail wandered out. My husband asked, “Are you a calico kitty?” She ran up to him and head bumped – still to this day does the same – and that was it. She was two. Chey is 13 now. Still head bumps and sleeps on my head   Casey Cheyanne now Cheyanne
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A fantastic Love Story for Hazel

My husband and I wanted a sibling for our beautiful boy Bentley, a Lab mix. We were looking at many rescues and had a disappointing experience with another rescue until we found the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s Love Train! I was working, so my husband attended alone. He fell in love with Paxil, and we brought her home. She needed a new name, and we decided on Hazel. She is a very happy, funny, kooky and energetic girl, and she completes our home! Thank you so much for rescuing our girl so that she can be a part of
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We completed our home with draco

My fiancé and I decided that we really wanted a dog shortly after moving in to our own place together. We were at lunch looking at our local shelters and could NOT pass up his face. He was stunning and he we had to meet him. We called, met him, and took him home immediately. The shelter was amazing and made the process perfect. Over two years later, we are still over the moon for him ♥️
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