At Risk Intervention
Helping Paws Animal Network recently contributed $100 to At Risk Intervention (ARI), a local non-profit organization that assists in the transport of rescued dogs. One of their initiatives is called the Waystation, which is a local place for dogs to stay overnight during transport. All this costs money, and ARI is in the process of standing up a separate area strictly for overnights. The owner/operator stated, “Just about every Friday and Saturday, the ‘usuals’ pull up to the Waystation, cars and vans loaded with dogs on their way to forever happiness. They’ve spent all day cooped up in crates or tethered in back seats, and all they want is to stretch their legs, have a nice snack, then settle in for a quiet night.” Knowing that the Waystation still needed some drywall, insulation, and air conditioning, HPAN wanted to help ARI get a little closer to meeting their nearly $3000 shortfall to make this dog dream a reality. When construction is complete, many animals will benefit as this will provide them with a safe haven on some of those long drives to their forever homes.