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We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals in addition to bringing people and animals together.

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400 animals

Each month meet their forever family

565 Animals

Each monthare spayed and neutered

1,500 Calls

For help each month answered by our field officers

2,400 hours

Each month of combined volunteer work

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We just had a feeling, Watermelon was meant to be part of our family

Adopters, Mark & Rebecca