Dear HSN Family,
We hope this finds you well having celebrated a wonderful holiday surrounded by family and friends. It’s hard to believe that we have now welcomed in 2019. Before we jump into all the excitement of a new year, we want to look back and celebrate with you some of the amazing moments you have made possible over the last 12 months.
In January, HSN announced A Tale for a Tail – an hour-long reading program in which children visit the shelter to read to the animals. This program is designed to provide enrichment for both humans and shelter pets. Learn more here.
In February, HSN celebrated its 100,000th adoption! Each year, thousands of animals pass through our doors: rescued, injured and surrendered. Each one finding a loving home as we do not put time limits on their length of stay.
To help HSN continue to provide care and shelter to pets in need – just like Nyla was, please make your first 2019 gift today.
In June, Misty May’s frustration with why she hadn’t found a home finally paid off after she took to the HSN blog. The 2-year-old grew up in our shelter and was determined to find her person. On day 694, she met her match. Read her post here.
In August, HSN and nearly 900 shelters across the county, teamed up with NBC2 for Clear the Shelters. The nationwide pet adoption drive resulted in 143 furever homes found and 90,000 nationally.
In September, Sarah Baeckler Davis celebrated her one year anniversary as Executive Director of Humane Society Naples. Read more about her first year with us here.
In October, members of the HSN team traveled to the Panhandle to assist areas affected by Hurricane Michael. We couldn’t have done this search and rescue mission without you.
Later that month, HSN hosted a “Name Your Price” adoption special for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. To highlight the more needy pets during the promo, Dr. Robert Young graciously sponsored adoption fees for five senior residents. 4 of the 5 pets found loving homes thanks to his contribution! 14-year-old Scarlet is still waiting.
In November, HSN activated fee-waived adoptions for all first responders in Collier County thanks to the Peltason First Responders Fund. For pets over seven years old, first responders qualify to receive a $500 credit at our HSN Veterinary Clinic that is valid for two years. If you work for a law enforcement, fire department or EMS agency in Collier County, check out our adoptables here!
On the last day of December, our 2,871st adoption of the year happened. Bailey went into 2019 with a wonderful adopter!
These are just a few of the highlights from the past year. As we start 2019, please know how much we appreciate you and all you do for the animals. You are making a difference each month!
Here’s to amazing things in the year ahead!