Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist: H.O.P.E.
The beliefs and goal of H.O.P.E. is reflected in its name: Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist. H.O.P.E.'s mission is to give homeless animals at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter homes, particularly through foster care.
H.O.P.E. provides numerous services to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter and pet foster homes. The organization holds several spay/neuter clinics and provides information and occasional funding for pets to be sterilized safely. Several other clinics are hosted by the organization, including adoption, low cost micro-chipping, and two facilities in Fort Edward and Mechanicville provide veterinary services to H.O.P.E. animals. The H.O.P.E. website also allows free advertising for lost pets, found strays and pets, and owners who are looking for foster homes for their own animals. Volunteers will bring well-behaved animals to senior care centers to interact and visit with residents. Seniors can also adopt older animals, who are not always as "adoptable" as younger pets and puppies or kittens, through the "Seniors for Seniors" program, free of charge.
Several organizations and events in the area benefit Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist. Each year, an annual "Walk for the Animals" is held. While the 2009 event has already passed, there is still next year, and in the meantime there are many other ways to help H.O.P.E.:
For more event and other information visit hopeanimalrescue.org.