Trees of Hope: Animal Allies goes the extra mile for Northland animals |

Trees of Hope: Animal Allies goes the extra mile for Northland animals

Mariam Mackar
Updated: December 21, 2021 10:13 PM
Created: December 21, 2021 09:32 PM

The work of Animal Allies goes far beyond giving pets a new home. Volunteer Gary Carlson saying that he sees the staff go the extra mile for these animals.

"Everyone is on the same page to get these dogs to a home. And when that happens, it's a feel good thing. It really is a feel good thing and that's why we come back."

Gary and his wife Shari have been volunteering at the shelter for years and see first hand all the people in the organization that help care for Northland pets. 

One of the many ways the shelter makes sure pets are healthy and safe is through their Healing Hearts and Paws fund.

"We've been able to take some pretty severe cases and turn these animals around completely healthy," says veterinary technician, Abbie Kukielka. "If they weren't picked up by us and helped it would be a completely different story for them."

All to help animals like Willy get a second shot at life. Willy is a stray kitten brought to Animal Allies with severe inflammation in his right eye, making it unusable.

The fund providing the tools to remove willy's eye and prep him for adoption into a new loving home - adding him to the list of happy, healthy, and safe cats and dogs that come and go through their doors.

"They've got all their shots they've got all their surgeries they've been neutered or spayed they've got their teeth cleaned everything is ready to go," says Shari Carlson.

And they do it all with one goal in mind - bringing people and pets together. 


Mariam Mackar

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