4th May 2020
Help meet our $30,000 goal.
Giving Tuesday is usually held after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season on a charitable note. During this challenging time, we come to you again to ask you to make a difference for vulnerable animals in Summit County. Even in times of crisis, animals need you.
The Humane Society of Summit County is the leading animal rescue organization in Summit County. With over 50 years of service, HSSC rescues and cares for over 2,600 animals each year, the majority of whom are victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment or suffering from illness and injury.
This spring, the staff, animals, and volunteers of HSSC have faced unprecedented challenges, as we all have. While our operations look different, animals continue to come through our doors in need of lifesaving care - and we will be here for them no matter what.
Giving Tuesday Now will help continue this work by directly supporting veterinary care. As you have seen, Bark in the Park has been postponed, and this event was slated to provide the necessary funding for vet care over the summer months. Thankfully, our Rescue Walk continues online through our "fundraising pack", and every dollar raised through Giving Tuesday Now will support the $30,000 Virtual Rescue Walk goal. $15,000 has already been raised by our generous Virtual Walk Pack!
The Fowler Family have generously pledged to match the first $5,000 given on Giving Tuesday Now! Give today and your gift will have DOUBLE the impact!
Little Fess had nearly given up by the time he was found. Severely injured, Fess had a terrible injury to his pelvis and unable to walk, possibly due to a collision with a car. Safely at our shelter, Fess was quiet, listless, and refused food or water. X-rays revealed that he had a fractured pelvis.
Our veterinary team provided Fess with pain relief, IV fluids, and high calorie food to jumpstart his recovery and bring the brightness back to his eyes. With lots of cage rest and delicate care required for a successful recovery, Fess was placed into a foster home, where he has since flourished!
Fess will soon complete his recovery and be ready for adoption!
Just one month ago, Flapper was in danger. He had sustained a traumatic injury to the left side of his face, leading to unimaginable pain and a life-threatening infection.
Luckily, Flapper was found by a kind citizen who quickly realized the need for action and where to turn for help. Flapper, once at our shelter, quickly underwent surgery to clean and suture his terrible wound. Under the watchful eye of our care team, Flapper recovered quickly with the help of antibiotics, pain relief, and nutritious food.
Flapper wins over all those he meets with his friendly and affectionate personality! Soon, he’ll find the family that the has always deserved to keep him safe and health in his forever home!
Without expert veterinary care, Buffalo may not be here today.
Just a month ago, Buffalo was a stray, trying his best to fend for himself. Unfortunately, he was struck by a vehicle and very badly injured. Buffalo could barely stand, as his pain and trauma were unbearable.
Luckily, Buffalo was found, rescued, and brought to our shelter. Our veterinary team provided him with emergency care, pain relief, and fluids. His condition was so concerning that he was transferred to an emergency veterinary hospital for overnight observation and radiographs of his injuries, which revealed that Buffalo was suffering from a partially collapsed lung and extensive bruising. Amazingly, he had no broken bones. With lifesaving veterinary care, Buffalo made it through that difficult night.
Back at the shelter, Buffalo continued to receive medications to ease his very difficult recovery. To help him safely walk, our staff carefully supported his pelvis and back legs with a sling, and took each step at his pace. Within days of his rescue, Buffalo was able to walk on his own! His tail hasn’t stopped wagging since!
Today, this handsome pup is nearing the end of his recovery and will soon be ready to find his forever family!
Your support makes this possible! Thank you for supporting veterinary care for shelter animals on Giving Tuesday Now!