When a no-kill shelter like the SPCA of Hancock County agrees to take in an animal and provide shelter, we're also agreeing to do whatever we can to save that animal's life and make them comfortable while finding them a forever home. For Twitch, a 10-month-old cane corso mix puppy, this took a dramatic turn when he developed an extremely rare infection of his tissue that was threatening his life. Being a young one, he didn't show symptoms until the weekend, when he seemed listless and miserable. Our only humane option was to take him to the emergency vet and see what they could do; fortunately, a surgery saved his life, but it also saddled us with an enormous medical bill.
Enter Seamus Colby, a 7-year-old boy with the biggest heart for animals that we call Famous Seamus. He has been raising funds for our SPCA since his birthday, and with his family, he's raised thousands of dollars to save the lives of animals with special needs. Now leading the Heroes to the SPCA, a group of kids and their parents devoted to animal welfare, Famous Seamus and the Heroes have the ambitious goal of helping us pay for Twitch's unexpected but life-saving surgery.
Together, we believe we can raise this money and provide care for the animals who have no one else, animals who need a hero. And remember what Seamus always says: Be kind to animals!