The HSoMC Visits The Humane Society of the Delta

On March 29th, two HSoMC staff members and one volunteer hit the road with two empty vans, headed toward Helena, Arkansas, the home base for the Humane Society of the Delta (HSD). This shelter was brought to our attention several months before by The Bissell Pet Foundation noting their extreme need for getting dogs out and into loving homes. The basis of our trip was of course to save as many dogs as we possibly could, but to also bring some of our knowledge to their shelter, hoping to help them with some of the issues they face in their community.
We found a shelter overrun with well over 200 dogs and puppies, with kind-hearted people trying to do their best daily to help the animals in their community. We spent two days assisting them with photo taking, cleaning and discussing ways in which to bring their community together for the animals. We discussed instituting a spay/neuter program as well as many other things. They face horrors we can only imagine such as dog fighting and extreme animal abuse. We can only hope that the knowledge we brought with us will help them in the future.

In addition to this we also met well over 100 dogs, and choosing who got to come back with us was heartbreaking. In total we brought back 49 dogs and puppies. All have found their forever homes! We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the trip and helped contribute toward heartworm treatments for many of the dogs. We hope to have a continued relationship with HSD in the future, helping even more dogs.

Foster Families Needed

As spring approaches, we are more in need than ever of dedicated foster families!  
Foster families are needed for the following:
• Pregnant dogs and cats
• Orphaned puppies and kittens
• Dogs and cats healing from medical issues/surgeries
• Dogs and cats who need a break from shelter life and more!
Please email for more info on fostering and to find out how to sign up. Fosters are typically needed for 2-8 weeks and are never obligated for financial costs.

Settee & Badger – An Unlikely Bond

Many will remember that back in November we took in several dogs from a hoarding case. These dogs have been in foster care, where they will stay while we await court proceedings to finish. Settee, the English Setter pictured here, has been in foster care (not available!) with our director this whole time. Due to the court proceedings, we are not legally able to have her spayed just yet.
You may also remember that over a month ago we welcomed a late arrival of several dogs from Arkansas, including a litter of puppies who didn’t have a mother and were not thriving. Our director took them into foster and sadly all but one lost their battle. She had been diligently bottle feeding the baby (lovingly named Badger) but noticed that Badger was getting quite plump. During this time, Settee took a liking to Badger and began snuggling and mothering her and would even let her nurse. What a surprise we got tonight when we found that Settee, who didn’t give birth to this baby and is not pregnant, had milk come in and is now nursing Badger! Dogs are incredible animals and we are just in awe of this strong relationship they’ve formed. Badger is now adoptable and will be ready to head to her forever home soon!

Monthly Highlights

Servicemaster by Fuson Sponsors Shelter Pets!
All of us at the HSoMC would like to extend a huge thank you to the employees of Servicemaster by Fuson in Midland for their sponsorships of adoptable cat, Alamo, and adoptable dog, Fletcher. Their care and adoption fees were covered by these generous sponsorships and they’ve both since found a loving home!
Iva Donates to the Animals
Shown here – the Sklar family: Iva, Amelia, Nick, and Bre. Iva collected donations in lieu of gifts for her 10th birthday. This is her 5th year collecting donations!
Kala Finds a Forever Home!
After many months in foster care recovering from heart issues and more, Kala finally found her forever home. She will never know the hard life she lived on the streets of Detroit ever again!
Rosie Finds Forever Home!
Rosie was transferred to us from a small Louisiana Shelter after she spent over 545 days with them. She was adopted after 48 hours at the HSoMC!

Upcoming Events

Please save the dates on all of our confirmed events below.
My Member Insurance Agency – Charity of the Quarter
April 1-June 30
We've been chosen as My Member Insurance Agency in Midland's charity of the quarter! They will donate $10 to our general operating fund for every insurance quote they write between April 1 and June 30th where our name is mentioned. No need to buy, the donation happens by simply requesting a quote. We can't thank them enough for thinking of us!
Give Local – Midland
May 4
Online Event
This is an annual event run by the Midland Area Community Foundation. The HSoMC is one of the area charities that is a participant and we will receive matching funds and cash prizes based on the donations we raise. All of the funds will be used for our spay/neuter programs including Papa Pups, Rhoda's Fund and TNR to help control the local dog and cat population. This is an online event we invite you to participate in from home!
Empty the Shelters – Bissell Pet Foundation Adoption Event
May 5-May 9
By Appointment Only
Reduced adoption fees on dogs and cats! Fees will range from $0-$25. Submit application at for pre-approval. Put ETS in the pet name spot on app!
Monthly Board Meetings
We invite all members to attend the monthly board meeting held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Currently the meetings are being held online. Please email to request the virtual meeting link and details.
Thank you to all of our Ties and Tails Gala sponsors and supporters including our partnership level sponsors below.
Melanie Kalmar &
James Cordes
James Fitterling &
Alex Lee

Thank You

Thank you to our donors, members, volunteers and staff! And a special thanks to Midland Neighbors for featuring the HSoMC in their monthly issues.
Photography by Deb Lambesis.
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Intake Hours (By Appointment Only): Monday-Friday 12-6 p.m. & Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.