12 Saves of Christmas

Wobbles and Big Brother Christmasby Kimberly Wade

It’s time. The holidays are upon us, décor is up and the spirit of giving and love is coming out. To some, this time of year is about family and love. For others, it’s about giving back and honoring the less fortunate. For even more people, it’s a mix of everything, kind of like one big celebration. That’s what we do here at Nevada Humane Society—we not only cheer for the animals going home and the families donating time or money, we also recognize and celebrate second chances and the unconditional love pets’ provide to us. We share their adventures and tell their stories. We believe all lives are precious, and sometimes, the more unique of a story a pet has, the more our hearts gravitate towards them.

Our 12 Saves of Christmas is an annual movement where we share a dozen special animals with you—their wins and losses, their hearts and their happily ever after. We showcase these stories through email and on our social media, which means if you haven’t signed up for our email list yet, please do! You don’t want to miss out on these incredible lifesaving stories.

Wobbles and Big Brother will be one of our featured stories. Without giving away too much, we can tell you that they were two weeks old when they came to Nevada Humane Society. They also have Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a congenital, neurological disorder that causes tremors and generally uncoordinated motion. They were too young to stay at the shelter so they went home with our Foster Coordinator, who nursed them back to health and studied their overall quality of life. We wanted to be sure they could get around, use their litter box, and eat on their own—essentially make sure they could be typical kittens. It has taken months, but they are finally ready for a home. We debuted them at our Wags & Whiskers Gala last month…. but they still need a home.

These two are one of many pets who arrive at Nevada Humane Society for a variety of reasons. Whether given up, lost, or abandoned, they come to us. Honestly, it’s a good thing they come to us, because we always work hard to save those who may not be saved elsewhere. We don’t look at a mild injury, or chronic illness or shy personality as a negative. We know they deserve a chance, just like Wobbles and Big Brother. Our 12 Saves of Christmas will share so many of these stories, some already adopted, and some who still need you. I’ve spent time with everyone who will be featured, so they are close to my heart too. Through the 12 Saves of Christmas, my goal is to find them love and hopefully, gain donations that will replenish our special fund that allows us to cover their continued cost of care.

Our 12 Saves of Christmas features animals who really deserved a second chance. The reason is simple. Animals don’t have a voice. We are their voice. Wobbles and Big Brother were given a second chance because we wanted them to get that. This is lifesaving. This is Nevada Humane Society.

To follow our 12 Saves of Christmas, please sign up to receive our emails through our website, www.nevadahumanesociety.org (look for the red button on the right) or follow us on Facebook or Instagram. You too, can be a voice.

Featured Pet: We’re Wobbles and Big Brother. Our full story will debut in the 12 Saves of Christmas next week. These are our baby pictures! We’re just as cute now… so please be sure to help us find that very special home in time for the holidays!

 

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