For February and March, our rescue partner is “Hope of Deliverance“, a 501C-3 non-profit in Tucson.
“Hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us…” -Paul McCartney
Hope of Deliverance is dedicated to being the voice for the voiceless. Our mission is to partner with rural animal shelters, specifically those with low or no veterinary care available at the shelter, to save as many dogs as possible. Hope of Deliverance will provide preventative care to these shelters, such as funding for vaccinations, microchips, and spay and neuter procedures directly at the shelter before adoption, as well as this care for the dogs we pull from the shelter who go into our foster homes. Our focus is on the over-populated shelters in Southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Our goal is to aide in the prevention of increased canine population by raising funds for spay and neuter procedures and by spreading awareness with educational seminars. These seminars will target community awareness of overpopulation and educate owners to create responsible, healthy, companionship with their furry family member!
One of the lucky dogs rescued by Hope of Deliverance is Hank, a 5 year old Grey Pit Bull/Lab Mix. Here is his story:
Hank came to us through a good friend of our rescue, who knew of a person in Texas who had died, leaving his dog behind. Hank, formally Hercules, had spent his entire life on a large metal chain, tied to a doghouse. Still, every day, he had a wagging tail and smile on his face. Hank had never been able to leave the doghouse, and he was not fed an appropriate amount of food. Sometimes he even ate his own feces. Two wonderful volunteers drove 12 hours in each direction to bring Hank to Tucson, and Krisann and her young children stepped up to foster Hank. Considering the way he’d had to live, Hank acclimated quickly into this loving home. You’d never be able to tell he hadn’t been in a good home all along. Hank did test positive for heart worm from living his life outside, and had a very difficult treatment, but he’s well on his way to recovery. Hank is available for adoption – if interested, contact Hope of Deliverance!
You can help dogs like Hank by purchasing our one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bracelets. The cost per bracelet is $20, with no tax. The bracelets make great gifts any time of year! The best selection is online via Etsy but in Tucson you can also buy bracelets at Fuchsia Spa in La Encantada Shopping Center and Silver Sea Jewelry, in the historic 4th Avenue Shopping District. Silver Sea is now open on Thursdays by appointment only (call or send a private message via Facebook), Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 pm (masks and social distancing required) and Sundays for live online shopping starting at 4 pm (MST). Bracelets are not for sale during live online shopping but other dazzling jewelry is available.