HHS Looks Back on 75 Years, Looks Forward to Bright Future
Watch the HHS 75th Anniversary Video Here
December 21, 2012
A 75th anniversary may not mean much if one regards it as a birthday or simply another milestone. At HHS, we view the past 75 years as a testament to the enduring relevance of our cause. A testament of our mission to continually improve the treatment of pets in our community, some would simply say call it "our humanity".
At present time, HHS has more programs that are saving more animals than ever. These programs are mutualistic, proactive, and spread the knowledge of our cause. We have created programs with prisoners, a freestanding spay/neuter clinic, public behavioral programs, volunteer opportunities, and much more available to anyone who wants to be involved with our cause. Why? Because if we have learned anything from the past 75 years, it is that we have strength in numbers and we must be adaptive to the times.
We now have more volunteers, more patrons, and more followers than ever before. We have more ways to connect with each other than ever before too, be it through social media, special events, or our multi-tier volunteer program. What does this mean? Thanks to our heightened involvement and outreach, we have increased adoptions over 20%, and the numbers are still climbing. Though some tout "no-kill" by restricting intake, we are committed to maintaining our mission of "no animal left behind" while achieving the same adoption goals. That is, we are getting to that same vision without refusing animals to our award-winning care.
The buzz of these successes is making rounds too. In the last year, we filmed with Cesar Milan's Dog Whisperer, won record numbers of grants, and took one of the most prestigious awards in the non-profit sector, a CLASSY Award.
However flattering as the awards and the accomplishments may be, there is one award that this director, staff, and board hold in higher regard than any other, your trust. Our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and every other type of supporter we have are the reason we are able to achieve these successes on behalf of the animals in our care. Our only request is that you ask a friend or two to join us by either donating their time, money or simply joining us at our next Yappy hour. If we continue this upward motion, we will not stop short of revolutionizing the way a Society cares about their pets.