The Petfinder Foundation made a generous donation to Stray Hearts to support our efforts during this Covid-19 pandemic.
One of our top priorities is keeping our staff healthy and employed so we don’t lose their experience, skills and knowledge. We are taking advantage of the shutdown by implementing a new program to benefit feral, shy and under-socialized dogs. The staff is going through online training and soon will receive hands-on training; when our volunteers return, they’ll do the same. (The shelter is currently closed to volunteers due to the shelter-in-place order.)
One dog in particular is benefiting already. Cassie is one of the dogs who was in the pack at Smith’s Grocery Store a few months ago. She’s spending time in the office and being hand-fed while she learns to trust people. She’s a gentle dog who follows everyone around but she’s still nervous about being touched. When she’s ready to be adopted, she’s sure to find a loving home because Cassie is a loving dog who’s just afraid.
Thanks, Petfinder Foundation!