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HOPE Animal Shelter Helps Heidi Learn to Trust People

Posted in Fundraising

Beading Divas May-June fundraising partner is HOPE Animal Shelter, Tucson’s first no-kill shelter and sanctuary for dogs and cats. HOPE’s life-saving mission is to reduce the suffering of homeless cats and dogs by providing them a compassionate, enriching environment, appropriate medical care and loving, permanent homes.

Meet Heidi, a beautiful older girl who is one of our sanctuary cats. Heidi was a feral cat who was meant to be a trap-neuter-release (TNR) cat but she came to HOPE because she was sick. While Heidi immediately settled in with the other cats, it took quite a while for her to be comfortable with people. She used to hiss and swipe and run away, but over time learned to trust and even like people! Now Heidi loves being pet and even lets some people pick her up! She is very talkative and enjoys asking for food when she isn’t cuddling with another cat or hanging out on the catio. Her illness is chronic, but her quality of life has drastically improved through the care of HOPE and its staff.

You can help HOPE rescue more deserving pets like Heidi by purchasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Beading Divas bracelets.

“ETERNALLY TIMELESS” would look so beautiful on your wrist! Grab it from our Etsy site.

Cost per bracelet is $20. 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 open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-6pm.)