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Help Save Pets

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Shelter Website

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http://www.helpsavepets.org

What makes this shelter great?

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Help Save Pets is an all volunteer, no kill animal rescue with a clear mission. We want to help the animals that others can't or won't. Through a unique partnership with four veterinary clinics, we focus on the desperate animals who need considerable medical care and rehabilitation to prepare them for adoption. The clinics donate cage space and provide medical expertise. Volunteers raise money and supplies exclusively through private donations. Together we treat heart worm, orthopedic impairments, severe mange, malnourishment, vision problems, and many other medical problems from which others would walk away. We are ambassadors of sorts who bring home the stories of abuse, neglect, ignorance, and irresponsibility. We believe these animals deserve a miracle and we work tirelessly every day to make miracles happen. Every volunteer is personally responsible for many wonderful rescues that show these furry souls that humans can be trusted and there are angels without wings!

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Our Enzo was adopted from Help Save Pets! They had to put his knees back together and since he was a "medical case" wasn't getting many takers. He adopted me after I saw him on Petfinder.com and drove an hour to meet him. I was so nervous! I hoped he would love me! He did! He is so smart and connivng and FAST! You would never know his legs are held together by wire and that his start wasn't so great! Everyone who meets hims gets a free smile for the day and comments on the fact that he is the happiest tail waggin puupy they have ever seen (we almost named him Wiper because of the tail wagging thing)! These people do GOOD THINGS in a world so filled with BAD, please vote and help! They save more lives than the animals! I needed a friend and found one in my Enzo Ferarri! (half Italian Greyhound...he's fast n Italian, how could I name him anything else!)

by thefairygirl
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My Jessa was found by a logger, on his truck, clinging for dear life to a log after he had been on the road for hours. She was 2 weeks old and the trucker brought her to hsp and she was fostered by a volunteer,lovingly nursed back to health. I was lucky to get her, every volunteer loved & wanted her! She is the most tenacious, magical, and best cat ever! She is the love of my life! Sorry- guys!

by catchaos
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for caring when others would not. You found our Cleo and Sophie, treated and loved them and kept them together until I came along, hoping for two siblings. I know that HSP treated them well because they are so loving and unafraid, even though they were found abandoned. Bless you for all you do - you truly deserve this award.

by gael.dillon
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I sincerely hope this shelter wins. I was originally in the 40 chosen, but I have since "turned over" to this shelter, as they really deserve the recognition.

by mpertuit2003
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets brought Stella into our lives. She is the most wonderful, loving hound/lab mix! Thank you Help Save Pets!

by cleo.dedic
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets rescued our black lab and a bunch of other pups from a kill shelter,they were all pretty sick and they nursed them back to health to be able to be adopted. we adopted are black lab Finnegan 3 years ago he his an amazing dog and couldn't be more happy with him and how the crew at the hsp helped him. We love him so much he is completly a part of are family, and he knows it too!! thanks
goozs03

by steph Spooner
almost 2 years ago | Reply

HSP took a chance on a large, adult, stray dog found by police, when many others wouldn't. He spent several months living in the shelter... waiting. Despite the fact that there wasn't much interest in a dog of his size, age, & unknown background; they kept him AND most importantly ... showed him love & affection.. That was almost 4 yrs ago. Today that dog is part of a loving family & is friends with every child in the neighborhood!! Addtionally.. (3) other neighborhood families have adopted from HSP based on the way they treated our boy.
I cannot thank HSP enough for saving our boy & bringing him together with us. It has truely been a life changing experience. You have our utmost gratitude.

by automatic800
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets gave us our loveable dog, Yogi. He was exactly what we were looking for...an older dog with alot of love to give. Thank you HSP!!!

by Yogi214
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets rescued my Buster from a kill shelter. Everybody loves my dog!

by bonnie.twohig
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets rescued my Buster from a kill shelter. Everybody loves my dog!

by bonnie.twohig
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Found my Cleo through Help Save Pets at my vet's office. Love that kitty!

by thleen
almost 2 years ago | Reply

HSP rescued our wonderful dog from a kill shelter. She was suffering from pneumonia, and they nursed her back to help. We wouldn't have been able to adopt the most amazing dog we have ever had if HSP had not saved her. They are truly a great organization.

by geadja
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Health, not help ;-)

by geadja
almost 2 years ago | Reply

HSP rescued our wonderful dog from a kill shelter. She was suffering from pneumonia, and they nursed her back to help. We wouldn't have been able to adopt the most amazing dog we have ever had if HSP had not saved her. They are truly a great organization.

by geadja
almost 2 years ago | Reply

HSP rescued our wonderful dog from a kill shelter. She was suffering from pneumonia, and they nursed her back to help. We wouldn't have been able to adopt the most amazing dog we have ever had if HSP had not saved her. They are truly a great organization.

by geadja
almost 2 years ago | Reply

i HOPE THIS SHELTER WINS! WISH I COULD VOTE MORE THAN ONCE!!

by alwinkster
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This group of pet lover/caregivers is wonderful. All volunteers work tirelessly in finding homes for abandoned, mistreated animals. They really deserve the monetary award which would help them care for and find forever homes for many more animals. God bless Help Save Pets and their wonderful volunteers.

by rosie1120
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets is filled with Angels who work tirelessly to same thousands of dogs and cats with endless hard work, determination, love and compassion. I have not seen any organization do dedicated to creating forever homes for so many animals who desperately need love, care and affection. Please help them continue their plight to offer these services!

by patti.kremer.1
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Sorry for the typos.

by patti.kremer.1
almost 2 years ago | Reply

thanks to all that have voted and all the kind and compassionate volunteers that help to make this shelter great!!!

by drtonydvm
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This shelter is amazing :) they deserve the money to make a forever home for all these amazing animals!!!

by andrea.lynn.98
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I hope my vote went thru, I received the email - and clicked on the GOOD site - I know this shelter deserves the best! all no kill shelters deserve all the help they can get. But I personally know the volunteers here really care about those animals as their own,and do all they can! so I hope they get a little help!

by amwoos
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I AM THE SPONSOR FROM THE CAMDEN COUNTY SHELTER IN BLACKWOOD, NEW JERSEY. I AM NOT AFRAID TO SAY THIS, BUT AFTER I REALIZED THAT i COULDN'T CATCH UP (only got to rank 10),
I AM NOW ON A MISSION TO HELP #2 WIN. THEY ARE A TRUE SHELTER AND DESERVE AND ALSO NEED THE MONEY -

PLEASE LET THIS SHELTER WIN. THEY ARE WHAT A TRUE SHELTER IS ABOUT - NOT A SHELTER WHO TAKES IN SELECTIVE CANINES ONLY AND ARE ENDORSED BY MOVIE STARS. THEY DO NOT NEED THE MONEY. PLEASE WATCH THE SAVE A PE. THIS IS WHAT MADE ME FEEL SO PASSIONIONATELY ABOUT THIS SHELTER. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THIS SHELTER. YOU WILL THINK DIFFERENTLY. REMEMBER - IT IS AND SHOULD BE ONLY ABOUT THE ANIMALS, NOTHING ELSE!!!

by mpertuit2003
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My husband and I have adopted two amazing dogs from HSP. The staff there is wonderful and generous and kind and truly loves all of the animals that they take in. We are forever grateful for all of the amazing work they do!

by Lwiskari
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I voted for HSP because I have three cats others may have euthanized. They not only had medical problems, they are FIV positive too. They are wonderful cats.

by JudeAyer
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I have adopted 4 adult dogs from HSP as well as am a volunteer. Three of the four dogs were treated medically by HSP. One almost died of pneumonia, and another was pregnant and had pups a week after arriving. The third was treated for a respiratory infection, had hip surgery, and underwent treatment for heart worm 3 times! Few, if any, other shelters would have invested so much time or money in the care of these animals to give them a chance to find their "forever home". The volunteers and partner doctors truly care and are extremely committed to saving lives...thank you for all you do! I'm proud to be part of this organization. Please help these amazing volunteers to continue providing "second chances" by voting for HSP!

by Stacy elvert
almost 2 years ago | Reply

One of our new arrivals at HSP put a big scare into us last night. She is a 7-year-old Springer Spaniel named Patches and she found herself abandoned, living in a house by herself. When a shelter worker heard about her situation, she drove out to rescue her. Patches needed surgery, which we performed right away, but it was touch and go for several hours. As I sat on the floor of the treatment area with this gentle spirit in my arms, unresponsive, I thought of this contest and the spirit of what it means to be a true rescue shelter. The personal connection we feel to these animals is deep and heart felt. I refused to leave her until I knew she was stable until the next morning. If human angels won't fight for them, they have no one. All I wish for Patches is a safe, loving home and I love knowing that I had a part in saving her life and giving her a second chance. Way to go HSP for fighting as hard as we do every day for each and every animal that comes our way!

by rubytuesday
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU WIN; YOU ARE TRULY WHAT A SHELTER SHOULD BE! HATS OFF TO YOUR ORGANIZATION!

by mpertuit2003
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets really does work one miracle at a time. These animals are terrified because they have been abandoned, left to fend for themselves, dumped at kill shelters, or neglected to such a degree the humane investigators remove them under threat of prosecution. When these animals come in skinny to the point of skeletal or so infested with ticks they have to be anesthetized to help them, we can see they have never known the love of a human being. Sometimes even our veterinary partners shake their heads and say, "Where are you going to start with this one?" These are animals that are naturally unconditional with their love despite the ordeals they go through. I have looked into the eyes of a dog or cat in desperate need, and they seem to know I am here to help. That is what makes HSP fight the good fight every day and a $10,000 boost would be a welcome financial boost to reach out and save so many more. I hope HSP continues working their miracles, each and every day!

by bennyplainfield
almost 2 years ago | Reply

The volunteers of HSP are the best!! They work tirelessly to ensure these animals are taken care of!! Please help them win this great financial boost to continue the great work they do!! They really do help those that no one else will!!

by megcvt
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Amazing group of rescue volunteers! Hooray for the animals saved by HSP!

by queenopal
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I was at the shelter today and learned about Trooper, a cat who was hit by a car and suffered neurologic damage to his right side. His right paw folded under and was not useable anymore. The shelter amputated his leg, sent him to foster care, and he is back today ready for adoption. He is an amazing cat who will go on to find a second chance at love because of HSP. The stories out of this group go on and on and they so deserve the $10,000 grant! Please vote for HSP.

by membership
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I regularly support HSP with food and litter donations and the generous work they do for these animals is second to none. They rely on the support of the community for 100% of their revenue and are always showing animals at events around town to heighten awareness of homeless animals. The veterinary partners help cure so many problems so the animals can live happy, fulfilled lives. Help Save Pets is a true, true animal rescue deserving of the $10,000!

by bridgeplayer33
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We have three and all are adopted. Thanks for this great service.

by steve.r.bailey
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are so fortunate to have an animal rescue group like Help Save Pets in our area. The work they do is truly amazing and they deserve $10,000 to continue helping animals who have no one else.

by annagirl
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We adopted one of our pups from HSP, and we had an absolutely wonderful experience with them! They do such good work, and I would love to see them get the help they need!

by alohababy28
almost 2 years ago | Reply

The volunteers at Help Save Pets are the most amazing people!! They have the biggest hearts and endless compassion for all of the animals. To have an animal neglected, abused, sick, abandoned or mistreated breaks all of our hearts, but the every day heros are the volunteers who nurse them back to health with love and kindness. Please support HSP and make a difference in so many animal's lives.

by jennifer.l.sullivan.71
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My family fosters dogs for Help Save Pets and we are currently on dog #34. We have had dogs very sick with pneumonia, at least 5 heart worm positive dogs, one dog with very bad mange, several with severe untreated allergies that caused hearing loss, elderly dogs blind with cataracts, and many more. This rescue operates in the true spirit of a rescue. Any shelter can take the easy ones. HSP sees value in every animal and works hard to stretch their finances so that more can be saved. No paid staff, no overhead costs, just love, patience, and a "we will do it" attitude. Please vote for this rescue!

by shelterguy15
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My family fosters dogs for Help Save Pets and we are currently on dog #34. We have had dogs very sick with pneumonia, at least 5 heart worm positive dogs, one dog with very bad mange, several with severe untreated allergies that caused hearing loss, elderly dogs blind with cataracts, and many more. This rescue operates in the true spirit of a rescue. Any shelter can take the easy ones. HSP sees value in every animal and works hard to stretch their finances so that more can be saved. No paid staff, no overhead costs, just love, patience, and a "we will do it" attitude. Please vote for this rescue!

by shelterguy15
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My family fosters dogs for Help Save Pets and we are currently on dog #34. We have had dogs very sick with pneumonia, at least 5 heart worm positive dogs, one dog with very bad mange, several with severe untreated allergies that caused hearing loss, elderly dogs blind with cataracts, and many more. This rescue operates in the true spirit of a rescue. Any shelter can take the easy ones. HSP sees value in every animal and works hard to stretch their finances so that more can be saved. No paid staff, no overhead costs, just love, patience, and a "we will do it" attitude. Please vote for this rescue!

by shelterguy15
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am happy and proud to be a volunteer for HSP. The staff at our facilities are wonderful and caring people. We are so very fortunate to be donated cage space for the rescue animals. The care provided is the tops.......PLEASE HELP OUR SHELTER WIN!!!

by CATLUV
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets does great work, helping pets in need. Vote for them and help save more wonderful pets.

by dmaculan
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We adopted our Scottie here. He is our joy. The folks here are true animal lovers!

by pfranz
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We adopted our boxer mix from HSP in 2006. They had rescued his mom while pregnant and nursed all the puppies who had kennel cough and the mange back to health. We fostered him and a litter mate and fell in love.. He is now the most spoiled one in the family! Thanks HSP for bringing him to us. .

by harleymom
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Our family has adopted two beautiful, loving dogs from HSP over the years. Both were sent to high kill shelters in Tennessee, and without HSP we never would have found them. They completed our little family, and we can tell that they are grateful for the home that they have.

by musicale332
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I've adopted two beautiful dogs from Help Save Pets that have postively affected my life. Max, victim of a horder, required surgery prior to my adopting him, and not a day went by wihtout his brining a smile to my face. And Alexa, with patience, is growing into a wonderful little girl. Thanks to these great people for all the work they do. Please vote for these wonderful people who give so much of themselves to make sure the animals they care for are helped and given new homes where they can enjoy life..

by Donya
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Help Save Pets is a wonderful organization with great volunteer who are truly 'all about the animals'! Please help them continue to work miracles for innocent lives.

by ltmcfadden
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We have been to HSP many times over the years to adopt (our two beautiful black and white cats, Polly and Jasmine!); to get discount spaying and re-release of feral cats; for vet care for foster animals. Always a good place with great staff, everyone there striving to do more and better every day. Thanks and good luck.

by Polly and Jasmin
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Six years ago, we adopted our formerly abused & malnourished dog from Help Save Pets after they rescued him. He is a beautiful, happy boy who has brought much joy to our family. Thank you Help Save Pets! It's terrible to think about what may have happened to him without you.

by rustymac2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My husband and I adopted our dog Piper from Help Save Pets almost exactly a year ago. She was found running loose and picked up by a kill shelter, from which Help Save Pets rescued her. We can't believe that someone just let her go and are very thankful that we found her through Help Save Pets.

by amypaille
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My husband and I adopted our dog Piper from Help Save Pets almost exactly a year ago. She was found running loose and picked up by a kill shelter, from which Help Save Pets rescued her. We can't believe that someone just let her go and are very thankful that we found her through Help Save Pets.

by amypaille
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I adopted two wonderful cats who were rescued by Help Save Pets. They do great work and really deserve this.

by anita.manbadly
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Our little group is surely something to be very proud of! Here's hoping we get #1 so we can help that many more in need! Meg Kremer Director Help Save Pets

by meg.kremer
almost 2 years ago | Reply

When all the money goes toward the animals, that is a true rescue! Keep up the great work Help Save Pets!

by animalrescuer
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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$10,000
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Submission Began
Thursday, June 28

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Monday, July 30
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Monday, August 06

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Monday, August 20
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Winner Announced
Monday, August 27

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