How We Help Pets & People In Need
" Just had my puppy spayed through H.O.P.E. this week and I was blown away by their staff! Everyone was so friendly in the intake process and genuinely seemed to love my Luna as much as I do. I went back the next morning to get a suit for her in lieu of the cone and staff was quick to help. They took the time to size my pup and put the suit on her for me. Very happy with my first experience here! "
Ashley B.
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Thank you to everyone who attended our
Hip to Snip Fur-Ball Bash!
The funds raised during our annual  Hip to Snip Fur-ball Bash  allow us to continue our life-saving work here at H.O.P.E.

Because of your support, we are able to offer transport options for shelters and rescues in our community as well as surrounding communities, we can provide financial assistance to families that can’t afford to get their pets vaccinated or fixed, and we can continue offering low cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines every day! 

Our team may be the ones providing the services for the animals, but YOUR SUPPORT is what makes it all possible.  🐾🥰
Enjoy this video full of fun highlights from our Hip to Snip Fur-Ball Bash
and know that we appreciate all of our wonderful supporters.
The Feline Fall Festival was a HUGE success!
Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us assemble 300 community cat shelters!
It was a record-breaking event --- in just under 40 minutes we assembled 300 shelters! We couldn't have done it without the help of the countless volunteers
who showed up to lend a hand!
Our community is full of amazing people!  ❤️
We only have a few outdoor shelters left at H.O.P.E. for Animals and are
first come, first served. Outdoor shelters offer a warm place for
free-roaming cats to hide out and feel safe
during the cold winter months.  🐈

They are free to the public but donations are welcome. Donations made towards the shelters will enable us to continue building more shelters as the cold season sets in.
Halloween Safety tips from
the Humane Society of the United States
Halloween hype causes pet stress
Before the trick-or-treating starts, put your pets in a quiet room where they will be safe from all the Halloween activity. When going out trick-or-treating, leave your dog at home.

Halloween candy—a treat for you, a trick for your pet(s)
Many foods , such as  chocolate , gum and  xylitol  (a sweetener used in many foods) are hazardous to pets. If you suspect your pet has eaten something that's bad for them, call your full-service veterinarian or the Poison Control Center ( 888-426-4435) immediately.

Steer your pets away from dangerous Halloween decorations
Be aware of which decorations pose threats. Some hazards are obvious, like lit candles (fire hazards and toxic to birds if scented). Other potentially dangerous decorations include rubber eyeballs (choking risk), glow sticks and fake blood (possible poisons), fake cobwebs (can choke or entangle pets and wildlife), potpourri (toxic to birds) and strung lights . Watch out for those candy wrappers and plastic packaging too!

Be cautious with pet Halloween costumes
If you do choose a costume for your pet, consider your pet’s personality and what type of costume they may tolerate and for how long. Masks and hats that fit around the face, for example, may be OK for the length of time it takes to snap a quick pic, but they can pose dangers and make your pet feel uncomfortable. Best to keep pet costumes minimal.

Keep an eye on your costumed pet to make sure the costume is comfortable and allows your pet to move freely. If your pet appears uncomfortable, take off the costume. Signs of discomfort include folded down ears, eyes rolling back or looking sideways, a tucked tail or hunching over.

Protect your pets from outdoor dangers
Bring your pets indoors before night falls. Cats are always safest inside with you, but on Halloween it’s especially important to secure all pets inside so they don’t run away out of fear of adults and children in costumes.

In case they escape, make sure that all your pets are wearing tags with current IDs and that their microchip is registered with your most up-to-date information.

Our Wellness Clinic
will be closed on
Wednesday, October 30th

You can purchase preventative at
H.O.P.E. for Animals during our normal business hours: 8am - 5pm.
Employee Spotlight: Brittney
Brittney is one of our very knowledgeable Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) at H.O.P.E. for Animals! She is an important member of the team. Her bubbly personality makes for a calmer environment, especially during high-stress days.

Brittney excels at understanding and evaluating animal behavior in a veterinary setting. Her skills as an RVT, along with her attention to detail, makes her a very important part of our surgical team. Brittney has a lot of positive energy to share with out clients and teammates! Brittney is also a pro at inducing cats and prepping both dogs and cats for surgery. Our team wouldn't be as successful without Brittney keeping the environment positive and calm!

When she is not at H.O.P.E. you can find her relaxing at home with her husband and two
fur-babies. Midnight is her lab/pit mix and Kendall is her Jack Russell. You can also find her representing the Komet's on ice as a
Kelley autobody girl!

We are so thankful to have such an amazing person as part of our surgery team.
Thank you Brittney!
Look how many animals we helped in September!
September 2019

H.O.P.E. for Animals provided:

1,035 spay/neuter surgeries
796 pets visited our Wellness Clinic

So far this year we have provided 9,378 spay/neuter surgeries!

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Supporting H.O.P.E. for Animals has never been easier! Just shop at Kroger and scan your registered Kroger Plus Card!
Here's how to enroll:

2) Sign into your online account or create an account
3) Find and select H.O.P.E. for Animals and click "enroll"

Our Kroger Code is JJ032



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We ARE making a difference in the community!

At  H.O.P.E. for Animals   it is our MISSION to eliminate the preventable euthanasia of companion animals and community cats by providing
high-quality low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services, by supporting rescue and by promoting responsible pet ownership.

Donate Today!
H.O.P.E. for Animals is a 501c3 nonprofit. We rely on donations and grants to operate. With support from friends like you we are able to help thousands of families and pets each month.

Please consider making a gift today. Learn More
We are proud to share with our supporters that we have partnered with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne to form an endowment fund for H.O.P.E. for Animals. This fund will create an ongoing source of income for our organization so that we can continue our charitable work for many years to come.

Would you consider making a legacy gift to our cause? When you make a legacy gift, you are demonstrating your commitment to our mission that is saving lives every day. H.O.P.E. for Animals is dedicated to working with donors who are considering, or who have made plans, to leave a gift in their will, trust, or by beneficiary designation. Your gift can be made in honor or memory of a loved one or pet, and deepens your commitment to improving the lives of animals in our community and surrounding communities. 

To learn more about legacy giving, please reach out to our
Executive Director, Allison Miller, at AMiller@hfafw.org.
Thank you for donating!

A donation was made in memory of:

John L. Rademaker
~L. & A. Richards
~SMWIA Local 20, Fort Wayne, Retiree's Club

"Papa" Rich Dauley & Brinkley
~A. & M. Crouch
~J. & B. Hieser
~Todd Living Trust

Bobby E. Hall
~D. Hall

Carter David Batchelder
~B. & S. Bouine

Bella Johnson & Blue
~Frank & Susan
~C. Deitering
~L. Hollars

Joyce Morehouse
~R. Long

A donation was made in honor of:

Kimberly Klerner's Birthday
~M. & C. Mowery

Lori Render's Birthday
~H. Render

CheeKa
~J. McCann

Thank you to the Ivy Tech group for raising money for H.O.P.E. for Animals

Our pets bring us unconditional love and joy in our lives. Consider making a gift in memory or honor of that special pet who means the world to you. With your gift, your memorial or honor will be included in our monthly e-newsletter to share with everyone.
H.O.P.E. for Animals

1333 Maycrest Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Phone: 260-420-SPAY (7729)