HSHV celebrates 2,000th adoption of 2012

Bernadette gets a new home

Date: July 31, 2012
For more information contact: Deb Kern, Marketing Director (deb@hshv.org)

Tired after her long trip

Ann Arbor, MI. The 2,000th adoption of 2012, at the Humane Society of Huron Valley was exciting for many reasons. Not only did a sweet, four month-old wire-haired dachshund mix, named Bernadette get adopted, but the family that adopted her has been connected to HSHV for years.

The Bergman family has been coming to HSHV once a year, every year, since their son Jonah was seven years old (he's now fourteen!). They live in California now, but always stop by HSHV to see the dogs when they're in the area visiting family. Recently they had their eye out for the perfect new family member, and on Friday, July 27th they found Bernadette.

“Bernadette could not have found a better home,” said Renee Benell, HSHV Adoptions and Customer Service Manager. “They visited with her on Friday and put an adoption hold on her while they discussed travel arrangements. They understand that a pet is a lifetime commitment and were excited to make her a part of their family.”

Bernadette flew to her home in California on Jonah’s lap last Saturday. The Bergman’s sent us photos from her trip. Jonah love’s his new puppy and told us that Bernadette is fitting in nicely and is a great little traveler too.

HSHV has so many wonderful animals ready for adoption and about 25% of them are purebreds. Adopting a pet from the shelter or a rescue is not only a responsible thing to do, it can save a life.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was recently awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan” by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance for saving the most lives. HSHV is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt public charity.  We are independently run and rely on the generosity of people like you to continue our mission to support the loving, responsible care of every animal in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with or funded by Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization.  For more information, call (734) 662-5585 or visit www.hshv.org.



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