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Sponsor These Shelter Animals In Time to Bring Them to Safety

The animals featured here are some of the hundreds Homeward Trails is asked to rescue each week. We have limited time to get them  safely to rescue. Space and money are the greatest barriers to us saying yes to each request. It costs approximately $150 to rescue each dog and $100 to rescue each cat. This includes basic vet care, fuel for transport, and housing once they arrive at HT.

Please note that we make every effort to rescue all animals that are fully sponsored. Rare exceptions occur if the shelter secures a home locally with short notice or an unexpected serious medical or behavioral issue arises preventing the transport of the animal. In these cases, your sponsorship funds will be applied immediately to another animal in need if the animal you sponsored is no longer available for transfer to Homeward Trails.

Your sponsorship of an animal will save a life in real time. Every donation helps save a life.

Please, consider a tax-deductible donation today to help these animals. They deserve a 2nd chance at life. And together, we can give them that.

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Hi I’m Ariel – nice to meet you! am an 8-week-old lab mix from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria devastated the island, my parents were left as stray and taken in by a sweet woman on the island. While our rescuer started off meaning very well, things quickly got out of hand and she ended up with HUNDREDS of dogs under her care, living stacked in crates in the baking hot sun. Many litters were born during this time, including mine! We have never known a life outside of this compound. The woman who originally rescued my parents fell gravely ill and could no longer care for us, which left many dogs in danger. Thanks to our amazing community, over the past few months Homeward Trails has been able to bring many of these dogs to United States and on to their forever families. Unfortunately, HT recently received the heartbreaking news that the sweet woman who originally rescued these dogs succumbed to her illness and passed away. Time is of the essence and it is more pertinent than ever that we rescue the last of her dogs. It is costly to purchase plane tickets for these animals, but in her honor we are asking for your contribution. Help give Ariel a warm welcome to the USA by donating to her sponsorship fund 🙂

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Hello, I’m Star. I am an 8-week-old lab mix from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria devastated the island, my parents were left as stray and taken in by a sweet woman on the island. While our rescuer started off meaning very well, things quickly got out of hand and she ended up with HUNDREDS of dogs under her care, living stacked in crates in the baking hot sun. Many litters were born during this time, including mine! We have never known a life outside of this compound. The woman who originally rescued my parents fell gravely ill and could no longer care for us, which left many dogs in danger. Thanks to our amazing community, over the past few months Homeward Trails has been able to bring many of these dogs to United States and on to their forever families. Unfortunately, HT recently received the heartbreaking news that the sweet woman who originally rescued these dogs succumbed to her illness and passed away. Time is of the essence and it is more pertinent than ever that we rescue the last of her dogs. It is costly to purchase plane tickets for these animals, but in her honor we are asking for your contribution. Help Star shine in the USA by contributing to her sponsorship!

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Hi I’m Nemo, and next to me is my sister Dory! We are both 8-week-old lab mixes from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria devastated the island, our parents were left as stray and taken in by a sweet woman on the island. While our rescuer started off meaning very well, things quickly got out of hand and she ended up with HUNDREDS of dogs under her care, living stacked in crates in the baking hot sun. Many litters were born during this time, including ours! We have never known a life outside of this compound. The woman who originally rescued our parents fell gravely ill and could no longer care for us, which left many dogs in danger. Thanks to our amazing community, over the past few months Homeward Trails has been able to bring many of these dogs to United States and on to their forever families. Unfortunately, HT recently received the heartbreaking news that the sweet woman who originally rescued these dogs succumbed to her illness and passed away. Time is of the essence and it is more pertinent than ever that we rescue the last of her dogs. It is costly to purchase plane tickets for these animals, but in her honor we are asking for your contribution. Help us find Nemo (and Dory!) their forever homes by contributing to their sponsorship.

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My name is Bailey! I am an 8-week-old lab mix from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria devastated the island, my parents were left as stray and taken in by a sweet woman on the island. While our rescuer started off meaning very well, things quickly got out of hand and she ended up with HUNDREDS of dogs under her care, living stacked in crates in the baking hot sun. Many litters were born during this time, including mine! We have never known a life outside of this compound. The woman who originally rescued my parents fell gravely ill and could no longer care for us, which left many dogs in danger. Thanks to our amazing community, over the past few months Homeward Trails has been able to bring many of these dogs to United States and on to their forever families. Unfortunately, HT recently received the heartbreaking news that the sweet woman who originally rescued these dogs succumbed to her illness and passed away. Time is of the essence and it is more pertinent than ever that we rescue the last of her dogs. It is costly to purchase plane tickets for these animals, but in her honor we are asking for your contribution. Help us give Bailey a warm welcome to the USA!

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Meet Dorian! He is a SWEET little toy poodle in BAD need of a dental. He weighs 5 lbs (if that) and as you can see pretty matted. He is a neutered male and we are unsure of age but we don’t think this is an old dog. His eyes are pretty bright and don’t have any cataracts. As clearly indicated by his coat and dental condition his former owner didn’t care for him properly and fortunately animal control was able to get involved before Dorian’s condition got even worse. He is a terrific little dog, just sits in your lap, was so grateful for a warm bath and food. He is one of the nicest toy poodles we have ever met, and he doesn’t deserve the horrible home he had…so let’s help get him a new one.

The animals featured here have until 11/14 to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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Randy is a 6 month old, adorable, all-black, male kitten. Cozy is a 10-11 month old, social, female, orange tabby. These two kittens need to make it out of the shelter before they make the euthanasia list. Please support the fees needed to help them bust out of the shelter and come to Homeward Trails for adoption! Thank you!

The animals featured here have until (10/28) to be safely rescued. Your donation will

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Ororo is a spunky and affectionate, 4 yo, tabby girl! She was hit by a car and her leg was amputated, but that hasn’t slowed her down. Ororo can come to the DC metro area on October 28. Please help us cover some of the basic costs to helping her get to rescue to find her forever home! Thank you!elp her get a real change and chance to know a loving home. Help her get out of the shelter and to HT by October 28. Thank you!

The animals featured here have until (11/7) to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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Dinlom has been sooo patient waiting for her home. She’s a 6 yo kitty who has been in the shelter for 1.5 years and constantly overlooked. Dinlom is FIV+, but most people don’t realize that FIV cats can live just as long as non-FIV kitties with quality, routine vet care. FIV cats can also be with non-FIV cats who all get along, as it can only be transmitted through a deep bite wound with another cat. Dinlom is more reserved, independent, but loves her cuddles and pets, so another reason in a shelter with so many other cats she goes unnoticed. Let’s help her get a real change and chance to know a loving home. Help her get out of the shelter and to HT by October 28. Thank you!

The animals featured here have until (11/7) to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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A fellow American living and working in Kabul, Afghanistan, was rescuing cats and dogs on the streets, vetting them and rehoming. She reached out to us when she was struggling to find homes for four, all-black kitties, and no one wanted black cats. Faced with leaving them behind, she asked us to help. Look at these social, friendly kittens – no way was Homeward Trails going to stand aside and not help. Sophia Loren and her 6-month old kittens (Pinkie, Greenie, and Bluie) are coming to Homeward Trails in October, but we need help supporting their vetting costs and getting them homes. They are social, friendly, wonderful kitties who will make some DC area families very happy. Please consider helping to fund their chances at the American Dream! 🙂

The animals featured here have until (11/7) to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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This young blue eyed beauty from Halifax needs immediate rescue from a very crowded shelter. Transportation can be arranged to this remote area if her sponsorship fee is met. Sponsorship helps cover the cost of vetting. Please consider a donation today.

The animals featured here have until (11/7) to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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You might have to squint to see us through this cage, so how about helping to get us out of it forever? We are three female Chihuahua mixes between the ages of 9 months and 3 years. We would love to be saved from the shelter before Halloween, because we’re planning on dressing as the three sisters from Hocus Pocus (plus we heard that the Homeward Trails adoption center has the best treats). Can you please help us? If you don’t, we’ll cast a spell on you!
The animals featured here have until 10/31 to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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Morris is an 8 year old declawed orange tabby. He’s faced adversity most of his life but you wouldn’t know it from his sweet, loving and cuddly nature. We don’t know too much about his original owner other than he had Morris declawed and then relinquished Morris to a shelter when he was 2-3 years old. HT pulled Morris into our care 6 years ago. Being young, declawed and an orange tabby, Morris was adopted very quickly after coming into our rescue program. The couple that adopted him was older and despite regular vet visits they were unable to get his diarrhea under control (he is very difficult to medicate). Over the six years they owned him, Morris continued to lose weight and became sicker year after year. In August Morris was returned to Homeward Trails. At this point, Morris is in bad shape. He has scarring in his colon and thickening of his intestines due to the prolonged diarrhea. He has pancreatitis and IBD (irritable bowl disease). He has severe renal disease and hypertension as result. He will be on prescription food and meds for the rest of his life. We are working closely with a vet to manage Morris’s medical challenges but he has a very long and difficult road ahead.
Despite all this, Morris remains a total love. He loves to sit in the sun and look out the window but mostly he just wants to be with people. Morris loves laps and is contented to sit on your lap and get pets all day long.

The animals featured here have until (11/7) to be safely rescued. Your donation will directly allow us to save them and give them the life they deserve! Thank you!

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