Hannah, a shepherd-mix, was adopted from Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary (Sacramento, California 95816) as a puppy in 1999. After 12 years, the family had to surrender her back to Happy Tails due to personal problems. And because Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary always takes back their animals, they welcomed her with open arms. But Happy Tails’ few foster homes for dogs were full — so they had to think “outside the box” for a safe place for Hannah.
Hannah and Pumpkin
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is part of the Animal Care Partners of Sacramento, a commu- nity partnership with the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, and Sacramento County Animal Care & Regulation. Through the partnership, the four shelters often work together to find homes for “hard-to-place” pets. So Happy Tails called the Sacramento SPCA for help!
Through the partnership, Hannah went to the SPCA for adoption — and Pumpkin, a large, orange tabby, came to Happy Tails. If Hannah did not eventually find a home at the SPCA, she would have been returned, safe and sound, to Happy Tails. But after only four hours at the SPCA, Hannah found her “forever home!”
The partnership also successfully placed more than 1,200 animals in new homes over the 2010 holiday season through an adoption campaign called “Home for the Holidays.” Through this unique collaboration, supported by funding by the American SPCA, the Animal Care Partners of Sacramento is working to place more animals in new homes, and offers a variety of programs and services that include targeted spay/neuter clinics, adoption events and creative rescue solutions, such as Hannah’s successful placement.
Pumpkin is still available for adoption at the Happy Tails Adoption Center at 6001 Folsom Blvd. in East Sacramento. If you would like to meet this gentle, sweet kitty, please visit Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.