We've already shared that Kings United Way affiliated shelters have saved 712 cats and dogs in the first half of 2015, here's a story they shared with us about why they do the work they do:
"About 1 1/2 months ago, SPCA staff went to a kill shelter to pull dogs that are on death row. They fell in love with a blind husky. They called me and asked if we could save her too, as she was to be put to sleep in a half an hour. I told them to bring her back with them. They named her "Hesher" and she was beautiful, but her eyes were clouded over with a grey tint. You couldn't see anything as far as eye color, except grey. We took her to Hanford Veterinary Hospital and the diagnosis was not good, but they said to try her on eye drops for 9 days to see if anything would happen.
A couple of days later a little boy and his mother stopped by the Kings SPCA looking to adopt a dog. We told them about Hesher and the little boy wanted to see her. He fell in love with her and he wanted to adopt her! He said, "It doesn't matter to me if she is blind, she still needs love too!" We explained that because she was on medication for her eyes that she could not be adopted yet.
The little boy and his mother came out almost every day to spend time with Hesher and bring her treats and toys. During this time we continued treating Heshers eyes and started to notice a change. We started to see colors in her eyes...one was blue and one was golden brown. We couldn't believe it! We got Hesher current on all vaccinations, rabies, micro-chipped and spayed and the little boy and his mother came and adopted Hesher, giving her her fur-ever family and proving that every life is worth saving no matter what the circumstances are!" - Darlene Laboc, Kings SPCA Shelter Manager