Birdie’s Story

Birdie was abandoned in her own backyard. Like so many others, her family had moved and left her to starve to death. Then a neighbor called the city pound. Birdie was picked up and put in a small kennel along with the city pound’s collection of other unwanted dogs. A few days later she was scheduled to be euthanized. Kate Fones, a HSSET Board member and shelter volunteer, fell in love with Birdie the moment she saw her. Much of Kate’s job is pulling dogs from high-kill shelters when “their time is up” and bringing them to the HSSET shelter. But when Birdie’s time was up, HSSET was unable to house dogs on the premises due to the fire in March. They were operating out of one donated portable building

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