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Count12We’re happy to help the animals who need us most, especially when they need us most. This unfortunately often happens when a situation is at its most dire—when an animal is at risk in a kill shelter. These animals might have medical issues, be on the older side, have behavioral problems, or they may not have any of these at all—the shelter might just not have room for them. This is where LTBHS comes into play. We are fortunate here at LTBHS to be able to reach out to other shelters and rescues in need, helping to pull at-risk animals who might otherwise be euthanized.

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Zeus dogIt’s difficult to imagine what some of these animals go through before they arrive here. This is true especially when it comes to Zeus, a three year old retriever mix. Zeus and many other dogs were found living in what had at one time been a rescue facility. They had been cared for by an elderly woman who loved animals, but over time, she was no longer able to manage all of them. Eventually, when the place was discovered, over 200 dogs were found living in kennels with very little care.

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Shasta dogAt Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, (LTBHS), we give second chances.  Especially to the animals who would not likely be given one elsewhere.  At LTBHS, we know that every life is valuable and important, which is why we do everything in our power to give these animals the second chance they deserve, and more importantly, the opportunity to find a loving, lifelong family of their own. 

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Each morning when we arrive at work, none of us really know what the day will bring. Of course there will be dogs to be let out and played with, kitty condos to clean and potential adopters to greet, but beyond that, nothing can prepare us for who or what will come through our doors. This is exactly what happened yesterday.

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guster2One sad statistic that is recorded in the animal welfare field is ‘adoption return rate’.  This is the percentage of animals who are adopted and then at some point in their lives, returned.