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Sprout: Still Melting Hearts

Sprout: Still Melting Hearts

By Rosemarie Savio, WHS Volunteer

Each morning, just before my alarm is set to go off, I wake to the feeling of a little wet nose breathing on my arm.  As my eyes adjust, I see his sweet face anxiously waiting to be invited onto the bed.  I let him know it’s OK, and up he jumps to snuggle right in between us.  Before Sprout came along, I dreaded the morning alarm. Now, waking up to him snoozing beside me is one of my favorite moments of the day!

Trunks Needs your Help!

Trunks Needs your Help!

Trunks was found wandering the streets by a Good Samaritan who brought him to the WHS adoption center in February. He immediately won the hearts of staff and volunteers. This 8-month-old Staffordshire Terrier mix is gentle and sweet, and his #1 priority is snuggling. Because he has some joint and skin issues, Trunks was placed in foster care. His foster parent loves him, but the stairs he needs to climb multiple times a day are proving too much for his joints. So, we are looking to our community to help by giving Trunks a new foster home, or even better, his forever home.

WHS Pet of the Week: Donald

WHS Pet of the Week: Donald


Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Size: Large

Meet Donald! I am an 8-year-old All-American Shelter Dog, and I love to get close. It doesn't matter if we're watching TV, reading a book or just hanging out—I'm a snuggler, and I will climb right on top of you if you let me!

A Shelter Animal’s Perspective

The following information was sent to us by Katherine Zenzano:

I wanted to share with you a one-day “volunteer recruitment” project that was so personally profound and striking, it brought tears to my eyes and to the eyes of many of our staff.  It gave me deep insight into the experience of our shelter animals from their perspective.  Images from these videos cross my mind often. Even daily.  

In the first video you see the dark silhouette of a cat as she sits in her cage.  She takes a moment to eat from her bowl, then surveys the outside of her cage, and then as if she suspects she is being watched she glances back towards her litter box.  She stands to reveal a stub of a tail and looks around as seconds go by…slowly. She hears the faint sound of simulated birds chirping in the background along with the occasional faint tease of human chatter and movement.

Click here for the video.