Allow us to introduce you to this week's Pet of the Week from the Vanderburgh Humane Society! See him in action!

More info about her -

“Hope was rescued by Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky in Owensboro when she was just a puppy. She’d been attacked by a bigger dog, and is now paralyzed & incontinent. SparKY has done everything for her from getting her spayed & vetted, to fitting her with her wheelchair and figuring out what diapers work best. (And plus getting those adorable professional photos of her!!) Because of them she is a happy, healthy little girl who zooms around without a care in the world.

Hope’s foster parents absolutely adore her, and they have had her in their care for a long time. The baby pictures & videos included below are from them. But SparKY is volunteer-run, and its team all have full-time jobs. Hope spent the daytime hours in her comfy Pack n Play, which resulted in her trying to jump around too much and getting sores on her bottom. The only way for her to permanently heal, and not just get more sores in the future, is to spend more time in her wheelchair each day. It’s nearly impossible to do that when you are working a 9-5 job and also running an animal rescue in your free time!
That’s where VHS comes in. We partnered with SparKY to transfer Hope to our facility so that she can spent the daytime hours up in our lobby in her wheelchair. They also weren’t having much luck finding an adoptive home for her. Now, it’s our job to use the power of social media to do just that.
So what does that home look like? Normally our adoption policies are not this restrictive. But the nature of Hope’s condition requires that at least one of the adults in her new family do one of the following:
- work from home
- is a stay-at-home parent or retired
- OR, can take her to work with them every day in her wheelchair.
It’s a lot to ask. We know. But just wait until you see this girl in person. She knows nothing but joy. And she deserves the best.
The basic stats: Hope is only 1 ½ years old. She’s fine with EVERYTHING – kids, cats, dogs, birds, dragons, unicorns, whatever you’ve got at home. Just a reminder that she is incontinent, meaning she can’t control her bowels, but she IS used to wearing diapers. Otherwise, once her tail is healed, she’s in perfect health. Heartworm-negative, fully vetted, & spayed. Her adoption fee is $130 and she will go home with her wheelchair, some diapers to start with, a Pack n Play, and all her favorite toys.
Also, "she just took a DNA test, turns out... she's 100% Puggleranian!" (Pomeranian + Pug + Beagle!)
What do you say? Let’s do it! Ready, steady, share! Call (812) 426-2563 to inquire about her, or stop by Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 Central time to visit!”

SATURDAY NIGHT Fall Festival volunteers needed. October 12th. 6:00-10:00 pm. MUST be able to stand in a hot environment and work at a fast pace. Great for corporate volunteer groups! Email events@vhslifesaver.org to sign up.

The VHS just started a “Catnado” adoption special. Half-off. Now, though the end of the August. So these guys are $30 each. Vaccinated and spayed or neutered before going home.We have more than 320 cats and it’s imperative that we keep making space. Even if 10 get adopted out the front in one day, it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll have 10 more coming in the back door at the same time! Feline intake is scheduled almost into October right now because there are so many families in this same situation.


Now accepting corporate volunteer groups for our Fall Festival booth! Day & night shifts available for groups of 2-7 people. We depend heavily on the money that our super-busy vegetarian booth raises, and we can’t do it without the hands fryin’ the green tomatoes and shakin’ the shake-ups! Email events@vhslifesaver.org to inquire!


 The VHS now has several litters of kittens in foster care and even a few at the shelter ready for adoption, so the “Kitten Season Please Help” plea begins now. Foster homes are needed. For kittens by themselves, and also for moms with kittens. Fostering is 100% free. We provide everything INCLUDING food (not all organizations do.) Fostering is also not indefinite with us. The goal is for you to have the kittens as short a time as possible until they can come back to the shelter for adoption — the littler they are, the more people want them. You will not have the same foster animals for years on end.

All the info on fostering is at www.vhslifesaver.org/foster.


 Wanna watch cats playing LIVE 24/7 (if they’re not sleeping) on their new Petcube Play in the Cageless Cat Lounge. Download the free Petcube app, create an account, and find “VHS Cat Lounge.” The camera runs all the time and if you turn your phone to landscape, you can control the built-in laser pointer and play with the kittens!

Get more info on Iris or other adoptable pets at vhslifesaver.org!