Rescue Spotlight: Helping the Helpless Pet Rescue

Darla is one of the foster dogs available for adoption at HTH.

Helping the Helpless Pet Rescue (HTH) is a non-profit organization which works to help save the lives of homeless shelter pets in need.  They do not have a shelter facility, but foster these pets in their own homes. While these stray, unwanted or neglected pets are in the qualified foster home, they receive socialization and love with the ultimate goal of finding them a loving forever home.

Being in a foster home environment allows these pets to live in a comfortable, family environment rather than in a shelter or kennel, while awaiting adoption.  During their time living in the foster home, the foster pet is spayed or neutered, vaccinated and receives all necessary medical care.  The foster pet also learns the social skills necessary for a successful adoption.  Additionally, the foster caretakers learn the characteristics and behavior of the foster dog, which helps facilitate the best match with the adoptive family.

While HTH specializes in the rescue of American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers, they work closely with animal shelters and try to help any pet in need.  The HTH website has a list of pets available for adoption as well as an on-line application form.  If you are interested in an available pet, you can meet the dog by appointment after completing the adoption application.

How can you help? HTH depends solely on donations from their supporters and gratefully accepts monetary donations.  You can donate directly to HTH or contribute towards their veterinary expenses.  They also accept donations of necessary supplies such as crates, cleaning supplies and dog food.  If you live in the Pennsylvania area, you can also apply to become a volunteer or provide foster care for a pet in need.  PetMeds was proud to help support HTH with a donation of rescue supplies.

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