Tails Animal Sanctuary (HTAS) was born out a of commitment and love
for all animals. After many years of working with animals shelters,
Susan Hatfield and Jim Johnson, saw a need for an alternative approach
to euthanasia. Our first year and a half was spent finding attorneys
and CPAs who would work with us pro-bono helping us organize all our
paperwork and filing forms with the IRS. If we could not have an absolutely
outstanding, professional organization we were not going to undertake
this monumental task. Our commitment was deep for these animals and
although we both had full-time jobs we continued to press ahead with
our sanctuary work. During
that first year we also continued to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome
animals. Finding foster homes was a challenge and we continue to constantly
recruit new families. Without their loving support our program would
incorporated in the State of Missouri in August 1998 and we operate
under the "no-kill" philosophy, utilizing foster
homes until permanent placement can be achieved. We have a wonderful,
dedicated group of volunteers who give unselfishly of their time so
that together we can work on fundraising, local and national awareness,
educational programs and placing animals in permanent, responsible and
loving homes. We continue to rescue a large number of animals, most
who were slated for euthanasia. Whether it be puppy mill dogs, abused
animals or simply lost and abandoned strays, we welcome all we can take
into our program and foster homes.
is to making a difference in the lives of animals in our care by changing
the attitudes and perceptions of the humans who interact with them.
We give all our animals a new lease on life and when they enter our
program they are treated with respect, care, tenderness and love. Its
takes a lot of volunteer people to keep our organization running and
we hope you will consider supporting our efforts and becoming part of
our wonderful Happy Tails family.
You Can Make A
some of the ways you can help the animals
- Ask your
employer to become a corporate sponsor.
a living legacy in your will to Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary.
10 of your friends to give a $5 donation
to the sanctuary.
a bake sale or a garage sale in your neighborhood.
to be a foster family or help with fundraising or upcoming events.
one of our great t-shirts to show your support for our sanctuary.
- Adopt one of our wonderful animals for your life long friend.