SAVING ANIMALS LIVES...THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO

Help HEART place unadoptable rescue cats in safe, warm barn environments.


Congratulations are in Order! HEART is Celebrating its 30th Anniversary Helping Animals in the WNY Community in 2014! Please Help Us Continue Our Mission. Your Help is Needed with Donations and for Volunteers, Foster Homes and Forever homes.

 
 
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  Cash for Christmas Raffle Please consider buying tickets for our Cash for Christmas Raffle. Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets $5. 1st Prize is $500, 2nd Prize is $200, 3rd Prize is $100 all proceeds go directly to the care of our animals. The drawing will be December 15,2014. Raffle Tickets may be purchased at either of our Adoption Centers.
ABOUT HEART

We started our organization in 1984 out of a profound desire to alleviate the suffering of neglected, injured, orphaned, sick or abused animals in Western New York. Since then we have saved the lives of thousands of animals.

HEART has always managed to stay true to our "no-kill" philosophy. Our mission remains to respect all animals and to help each animal gain its rightful place in the world, regardless of handicap or personality. Working collaboratively with local shelters and other rescue organizations we’ve made considerable progress towards a shared vision to end euthanasia of healthy and adoptable companion animals.

If you give of your life to help animals you know the pain of seeing how many more there are, and the pain of realizing you can't save them all. And you know the joy that comes from helping and saving the ones you can. We've come a long way but there are still so many little faces looking for help and safety to not keep going.

If you adopted a pet from us, you helped us help another homeless animal. If you referred someone to HEART, you helped. If you made a monetary donation or if you fostered a homeless animal, you helped. There is a special place in our hearts for all of you that have enabled HEART to continue our mission for over 25 years.


HEART RESCUE STORIES

  PUPPIES RESCUED FROM YARD SALE On Monday Sept 28th two puppies were rescued by HEART from a yard sale. The sign said all puppies must go! There was a total of 11 being given away. HEART took two that have a carpal flexural deformity. The others have found homes or were taken in by other rescue groups. It was a very sad situation and HEART was lucky to be able to step in and rescue these pups.


If you believe in what we do, please Click here to donate to HEART to help with the cost of care for these puppies & the many others who are left behind, thrown away and forgotten forever, because we won't let that happen & we always find a way to help those in need...
  TAKE A LOOK INTO A RESCUE A cat was hit by a car in the country...little did anyone know she left three 3wk old kittens behind. They emerged from the field 2 days later...hungry, scared & flea infested. One of the kittens only had 3 legs. Not knowing what else to do, a good samaritan contacted HEART...it was Sunday, and our shelters are full to the brim...but we couldn't turn our back on these little ones. Click through the album to read the story of these three sweet babies & the volunteers who helped. View album

  PLEASE HELP CHEDDAR HEAL

Cheddar is a one year old Pitbull mix who was hit by a car in early May then taken to a local shelter. From there, Cheddar was taken into a foster home through HEART Animal Rescue & Adoption Team. There was extensive damage done to his leg from being hit by the car so shortly after arriving at HEART he was taken to a veterinary orthopedic specialist. Many radiographs were taken to verify that Cheddar did not have any broken bones. What he does have is a sub-luxated (dislocated) carpus (wrist). This will require a costly surgery to repair his leg. The radiographs, surgery & post-op care will cost over $3,000.

Cheddar is a sweet, fun loving boy who's smile is utterly contagious. He loves everyone he has meet, including cats & other dogs. Cheddar is kennel trained & house broken. He will be neutered & current on vaccinations before being adopted. He will be up for adoption in about 2 1/2 months.
Click here to donate to her care.



HEART ADOPTION LOCATIONS

 
HEART ADOPTION CENTER SOUTH
48 Buffalo Street, Hamburg

 
HEART ADOPTION CENTER NORTH
4219 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY



A BIG THANK YOU TO MATT & ANGELA BROWN!

Our fur-babies had fun posing in our HEART photobooth! Thank you to Matt & Angela Brown for the photos and Buffalo's own www.littledogscloset.com for the bow ties! Click here to see the entire album. Please share so these they can find great homes!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU
HEART Animal Rescue and Adoption Team wants to thank Dr. Adorno of Adoring Pets Veterinary Center and his awesome Staff for doing so much to help us! We know we've thrown off your schedule many times lately, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you! (And hope Mrs. A. forgives us!)
Aspecial Thank You to Jeannine and WOOF Grooming


HEART would like to give a special Thank You to Jeannine and WOOF Grooming on Lake Avenue in Blasdell for bathing and sprucing up Tony and Dominic. These two Terrier mixes were taken in by HEART in not-so-good condition. Jeannine was kind enough to donate her services to help them.

The boys are available for adoption and by mentioning this article was seen, a Gift Certificate to WOOF Grooming for $20 will be included with adoption.


HEART HAPPY ENDINGS
PARKA

Parka is a pit bull that was picked up by Orchard Park Dog Control as a stray and turned over to HEART in February. It was evident Parka was used as a breeder dog and when she was all used up she was tossed out.
Parka was spayed, vaccinated and tested for heartworm and is now living the good life in her new home. She and her new best friend Mira (pictured with Parka) are inseparable these days.

Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet’s unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for HEART at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the above ShelterCare banner-link. Every time a completed application is generated through our website, HEART automatically receives a $25 donation. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds.





I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.



 


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