Forrest, a young yellow Labrador, was found running alongside a busy road in Woodbury late at night, frightened by every passing car. After notifying authorities, a passerby waited to help coax the stray dog into the police car. Forrest was shaking with fear as he was driven to Animal Humane Society.
Upon his arrival, AHS veterinary staff slowly worked to gain Forrest’s trust and noticed he wasn’t putting weight on one of his legs. An X-ray revealed he had a fracture that required a custom splint.
It wasn’t long before Forrest warmed up to our staff and began licking everyone’s hands, tail wagging. He was sent to a foster home for two weeks to ensure the fracture healed properly, and soon after was adopted by a loving new family.
Thanks to caring friends who support AHS, we were able to give Forrest a new chance at life! Thousands of animals come to us each year — many are scared, sick, or injured. We work tirelessly to provide each animal with the medical attention they need and the opportunity to feel safe and loved in a new home.
Animal Humane Society hit a remarkable placement record during its 2016 fiscal year. Between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, more than 22,000 animals were adopted from our five Twin Cities locations or placed through our rescue partners. That amounts to homes for more than 95 percent of the animals who came through our doors — an all-time high at AHS.
As we begin another year, we need your support to do even more to help animals in need. Animal Humane Society’s Board of Directors has agreed to personally match all gifts up to $50,000 received before Sept. 30, 2016. Thanks to this Matching Gift Challenge, you can double your donation and make twice the impact.
Your generosity means a happy ending for thousands of animals just like Forrest. Double your donation today.