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The Animals Need Toys!

 

"Five toys for us, please!" - Crazy kittens

 

 Last summer, we ran out of toys for the animals at our shelter, and you guys came to the rescue and helped us keep the animals entertained during their stay with us.  However, due to the ravages of teeth, claws, and time, we're running scarily low again as you can see:

 

Yikes... not many in there to choose from for the 350+ animals in our care!

 

Will you help us by donating some toys for the animals?

  

Here are some examples of what we need:  Kongs, plush toys, squeaky toys, pressed rawhide bones, cat wand toys, furry mice, scratching posts, tug ropes, doggie tennis balls, rubber and latex toys, nylabones, etc. 

 

 

 

"I may not have many teeth these days, but I still like toys!" -Bella

 

If you would like to drop off some donated toys to the animals at HALO, please bring them to our shelter on 35th Avenue just north of Camelback (5231 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017)

Map of our shelter's location.

 

Want to order online and ship the toys to our shelter?  Our address is 5231 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017.  Here are a few options:

 

Cat and Dog toys at Ryan's Pet Supplies

Cat toys at Petsmart.com

Dog toys at Petsmart.com

 

If you would rather donate cash for us to use to buy toys, simply type "toys" in the comments section when making your online donation through our website.

 

If we raise more than we need in order to replenish our supply of toys, then we will use any extra donated funds towards other things the animals need such vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and sanitizer for cleaning kennels.

 

Thanks for helping the animals have a little fun!

 

I Rescued A Human Today


by: Janine Allen
 
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.
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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 overworked 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.

I rescued a human today.
 
 
 

Update on HALO Dog Shantel, Now Named Molly

 

 

 

Molly's adopter writes:

 

We adopted this dog (Shantel) from HALO. We first saw her at HALO on Saturday and then she was transferred to PetSmart on Sunday. Her name now is Molly. What a joy this dog is.

 

When we first saw her at HALO I had my doubts as she seemed so hyper. But my husband apparently saw something I didn't see and fell in love with her. He was so right about this dog. She has calmed right down and is such a well behaved dog.

 

 

My husband said she is so smart it is scary. She has learned to walk at his side without pulling and he is training with her everyday to make her the best dog in the world. She is learning fast and is eager to please.

 

Thank you and all the staff for the great work you do.

 

-Carolyn 

 

 

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Thrift Store Update

 

The HALO Thrift Boutique is now accepting donations of nice quality, gently used furniture!

 

 

 

The also now have nice quality, gently used furniture available for sale.  All of the proceeds from the thrift boutique go directly to support HALO's lifesaving work and donations are tax deductible.

 

Info about the Thrift Boutique

Send Your Heap Our Way!

 

 

 

   HALO has partnered with Goodwill of Arizona and can now accept donated cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! The average donated vehicle will generate enough funds to buy ten new dog kennels, treat 50 animals with antibiotics, or spay/neuter 25 dogs and cats! That's a huge difference you can make in these animals' lives, and it's tax deductible too.  Contact us via email or call 602-971-9222 x110 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting our mission:

Helping Animals Live On.