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Pinedale Online > News > January 2010 > Happy Endings Animal Rescue hopes to win challenge for $10,000
Happy Endings Animal Rescue hopes to win challenge for $10,000
Local pet adoption group operates entirely on donations
by Happy Endings Animal Rescue
January 20, 2010

Happy Endings Animal Rescue (HEAR) is a 501 (c)3 non profit that operates entirely on donations. We also post animals that are available for adoption on a petfinder site, for additional exposure.

There are many rescues out there competing for these grants. There are many aspects to animal rescue. The foremost of course is to find homes for homeless pets.

Currently our policy is to spay/neuter and vaccinate all animals in our rescue program. This is expensive. We accept donations from owners that are relinquishing pets and from folks who wish to adopt in an attempt to keep the costs down. However, animals that are strays that find their way to us are another story. If found in the city limits, the stray is technically a Town of Pinedale Animal Control issue. If found outside city limits but in Sublette County, the County does help the vets with the canines, however there is no help for felines. And there is a large population of cats in this county! HEAR attempts to work under this umbrella, however there are times when the vets are full and strays find us or an owner needs to relinquish a pet but is financially unable to contribute. The cost to take a cat to the vet, test for contagious disease, vaccinate and spay or neuter can run into the hundreds of dollars. Other than very young feral kittens, we try to find the cat(s) a home. But this is costly. (Feral cats older than 2 or 3 months are hard to socialize.)

So, our long range plan is to have a facility of our own where we will be able to take in strays without it being a financial burden.

HEAR is a young organization but hopes to be able to grow. We are also looking for other grant opportunities.


The Animal Rescue Site is hosting a special challenge for eligible member shelter and rescue groups. The grand prize is a $10,000 grant and they will be awarding many other grants to rescue groups with the most votes a total of $100,000 in grants to animal welfare organizations. Think how many animals we could help for $10,000!

Help us win! All you have to do is click to help rescued animals and then vote in the $100,000 challenge. Both of these actions are absolutely free! You can vote once a day, every day from January 18, 2010 to April 18, 2010. Every time you vote or ask a friend to vote you are making a huge difference for us! Please vote today at: When prompted type in Happy Endings Animal Rescue Pinedale WY.

Happy Endings Animal Rescue takes in dogs, cats and other companion animals so that they can be placed in appropriate forever homes. Since 2007, when we began, we have placed over 100 dogs and cats in forever homes. All of the animals that are adopted through HEAR are neutered or spayed and current on their vaccinations. For more info on adoptable pets you can go to: to view animals that need a home. If we all take a minute to vote every day, we can do this!

The Animal Rescue Site is a "Click to Give" website. You can click on a button to help fund food and care for animals. It's free, and only takes a second of your time. Click every day! is an online, searchable database of animals that need homes, and a directory of approximately 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. WE NEED YOUR DAILY CLICKS!! Thank you, Happy Endings Animal Rescue "HEAR"

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