May 4, 2020
Dear Friends, Supporters and Animal Lovers-
We are writing today with a heavy but grateful heart as we announce that we are closing Happy Tails Rescue. A job opportunity that has us moving out of NW Indiana and a human baby on the way means the start of a new chapter.
Happy Tails Rescue has saved and found homes for well over 300 dogs and many cats since 2015. The number of people to thank are many ... the foster homes, volunteers, adopters, vets, transporters, social media supporters, donators ... you have all given us such reassurance of the ultimate goodness of the human heart.
In tough times like these, when discouraged or you're tempted to let bitterness win, remember with gratitude the hundreds of thousands of GOOD people out there who care, who give their hard earned money, their precious time and energy, and their love to groups who care for and help our animal friends. They are often silent and invisible, but they make the American spirit what it is. For every act of evil you hear of, there are 10 acts of love you don't.
Peace, love and happiness to you all. It's been the absolute pleasure of a lifetime to do this work.
-Emily H. and the Happy Tails Team
Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a dog rescue based in Northwest Indiana, with a mission to reduce euthanasia rates of dogs in shelters. To this end, we work with Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland shelters, humane societies, and animal control agencies to transfer dogs into our care that may otherwise not be deemed adoptable by the shelter -- senior dogs, dogs with medical issues, unpopular breeds like Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas, dogs that are not handling the stress of the shelter environment well, and dogs with manageable behavioral issues. All of Happy Tails Rescue's dogs veterinary needs are taken care of, and they are fostered by volunteers in screened loving foster homes around Northwest Indiana until they find their forever home. In addition to rescuing dogs, Happy Tails Rescue spays/neuters local animals in need as funds allow.