We never lost hope.
The past year shook the Secondhand Hope program. We lost beloved residents, we said goodbye to treasured animal ambassadors, and the program’s path forward was unclear. At times it was unclear if there was a path forward at all.
Despite this uncertainty, we remained steadfast in our purpose: to demonstrate the value of rescue animals and to improve the health and happiness of others in our community. With resilience, with compassion, and – yes – with hope, we stayed true to our guiding principles.
We are on our path forward. The Secondhand Hope team has recently resumed in-person visits, conducted only when able to exceed CDC-recommended safety protocols. Currently, only 3% of our team is able to go on visits but it’s a start. It will be a rocky road back to where we where and we need your help to get there. Contributions made to the Secondhand Hope program will allow us to continue to promoting health and happiness while advocating for rescue animals.
And that’s something we all could use a bit more of: health, happiness, and hope.