An essential part of building no-kill communities is doing what we can to keep animals out of shelters and in their loving homes whenever possible.

In December, Brother Wolf rescued a dog named Callie from a high-kill shelter in McDowell County. Once her mom, Julie, realized Callie was in our care, she reached out to us in an attempt to get her back. It turns out that thieves had broken into Julie’s home just before Christmas, stealing everything they could — including gifts for her young son.

She couldn’t bear the thought of losing Callie too.

We went to Julie’s house to make sure it was a safe environment for Callie to return to. What we found was that even though Julie’s family had fallen on hard times, they loved and missed their dog deeply.

We got Callie spayed and vaccinated, then our NeighborCorps strengthened Julie’s fence to help Callie stay safe at home. Callie’s happily wagging tail let us know that we had made the right choice and that she was thrilled to be back home with her family. Read Callie’s full story here

Click here to learn more about how our NeighborCorps program helps keep animals out of shelters.

Our McDowell County shelter will be opening a Second Chances thrift store soon! Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date.

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