Three-month-old sibling terrier mix puppies Star and Denver were amongst a group of 39 dogs on the first transport the Heart of Louisiana Human Society (HLHS) in Winnfield, LA sent to San Diego, CA earlier this month.
The transport went to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Upon arrival, the team at the center soon realized that Star had special needs. Deaf and almost completely blind, Star was learning to use her other senses to navigate the world. While the rest of Star’s litter-mates frolicked without her, her brother Denver kept a protective eye. Choosing Star as his main playmate, the two were rarely apart and when separated, Denver would come running back to love on Star and let her know he was there.
HLHS shared a video of the puppies on their Facebook page yesterday and posted, We are so happy they will find a wonderful home together. This sibling pair is a very heartwarming story. FB Video of Star and Denver
Founded in 2008, HLHS is a small group of volunteers located in Winnfield, LA. who’s mission is to shelter and find quality permanent homes for unwanted and stray animals, provide low-cost spay/neuter, educate people on the importance of spaying/neutering and care for companion animals.
According to Caitlin Hemphill, President of HLHS as the organization looked at their accomplishments in 2019 they were excited to realize that they:
- Transported 1164 dogs and 17 cats out of state to Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
- Adopted 1334 dogs across the USA & even Canada
- Adopted 420 cats
- Helped 801 personally owned dogs/cats with their Spay/Neuter assistance program.
- Their very small group of volunteers made a huge difference in the lives of animals in our community and surrounding communities.
- We touched 3736 lives last year.
HLHS has many volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to fostering animals in your home. If you would like to volunteer in other ways besides fostering, they welcome you as well. There are many ways to help HLHS, and they will make good use of your time, skills and talents.