I hope you will join me in helping the homeless animals of Hamilton County. 100% of the funds raised will go to the Survivor Program - a program that provides emergency medical care for animals arriving in need of lifesaving treatment. No amount is too small and every donation will be greatly appreciated!!!
This year I'm featuring Princess to help me raise money. Princess is a different kind of survivor. She never had an injury or need for emergency medical attention, but she does have a lifesaving need - a loving and *FOREVER* home! Please read her incredible story and hopefully you can give her the happily ever-after she deserves. If you aren't the right fit for Princess, please "Like" her Facebook page and share her story. She is truly an amazing dog!
A Princess Tale
Princess arrived at the shelter at just 10 weeks old. Abandoned. A theme that would continue throughout her life. She was adopted almost immediately by a family that promised to love her forever. But as it turned out, forever would be just over 1 year. They brought home a new puppy that Princess did not get along with and so they returned her.
Princess waited several months as most Pit Bulls do, until a local dog trainer noticed her intense ball drive. She was given a variety of tests to see if she just might be a good police dog candidate, and she passed them all with flying colors. Yes, Princess was accepted into a very special training program where she learned how to detect bombs. Princess reached a 95% accuracy rate, but unfortunately, she needed to be at 98% to be placed and ended up back at the shelter again.
More months passed by, but then she was adopted by the perfect adopter. He was active and enjoyed the outdoors just like Princess. Trips to the park and hiking were I am sure the best times she had ever known. But then he had to move in with friends a year after adopting Princess and was unable to keep her there. Heartbroken, he returned Princess to the shelter again.
And here she has remained. She is loved by so many volunteers and shelter staff. It is only because of their unwavering love of this remarkable girl that she has been able to emotionally withstand the continued disappointment she has endured in her 7 years. She loves her toy Squrple and often sleeps with it. She plays basketball and loves the agility equipment in our play yard. Her athleticism and intelligence are unmatched except for the love and loyalty she has to offer. She is a true Princess as she loves to play dress up and pose for pictures. And we must warn you that she is kind of a big deal with her own FaceBook page and nearly 6,000 friends!
She loves kids but we feel those around 13 and up are best suited for her strength and exuberant kisses. Princess is not good with other animals. She has a very high prey drive when it comes to cats and smaller dogs, and due to a lack of proper socialization as a puppy she needs to be an only dog.
As with us all, age brings its challenges. Princess has developed allergies and crystals in her urinary tract that require she be on a special diet (C/D). She takes Benedryl if her allergies act up and Proin, a medication that helps with some light, occasional urinary leakage. Luckily, none of this is difficult to manage.
We refuse to believe there is not someone out there for Princess that will finally keep their promise of a forever home. We know there is someone who will admire this trained bomb detection dog's tenacity and intelligence. Princess has never given up. Neither will we. Do not miss out on another day without this Princess in your life. Please contact the Humane Society for Hamilton County TODAY! (317) 773-4974 or email@example.com.