This is the story of "HOPE".
It was time for a family get together. Everyone was there, people were laughing and having a good time. While they were outside someone looked over into the neighbors yard and could not believe what they saw. A dog tied to the back of the house staring back at them, just skin and bones. She had no water, no food, and no shelter. It looked like her nose was bleeding, raw from digging in the dirt trying to find a cool place to lay down or a morsel of food. Why was she there? Why was she tied up? Why were her owners not taking care of her? Surely someone would come and feed her tonight. There was one person that went home that night and could not erase the image of the emaciated dog from her mind. The next day she went back and the dog was still there, so she called us, The Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC). She quietly gave the poor dog some food. We asked her to please take a picture of the dog, and she did.
When we saw this picture the wheels were set in motion for her rescue. We found out her location and contacted a local foster family to see if they could take her in. We explained the emergency and they agreed, she needed a safe place to be. The person that initially saw her approached the owner, talked to her and convinced her to surrender the dog to HSLC. She was immediately taken to the vet to assess her condition. She only weighed 21 pounds. She needed fluids from dehydration, all of her vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test, medicine for flea infestation & a urinary tract infection, and she needed to be spayed. These were all paid for with donations made by our friends and supporters. You matter to animals when they need help. Her nose was completely scabbed over and she was scared to death.

They named her "HOPE"
We knew she needed time, medical attention and most of all LOVE. Because someone stepped forward to be her foster she had a warm, safe, loving home immediately. Hope could start to heal. She made friends and learned how to trust again.
Hope was adopted by a family that loves her so much! She was given a second chance at life and happiness because of you. There are so many animals like Hope and we always want to be able to say yes when they need help. Monthly recurring donations are the best way to ensure a steady income for HSLC to rescue these helpless animals. Be their voice!
 Thank you for your continued support. You matter, for you see, this is not just a story about a dog, it is the story of HOPE.
  verb \ˈhōp\

: to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true

We hope, we can save them all.
With your help, we know we can.
Sweet Dreams



 The Humane Society of Loudoun County Community Cat Coalition
The Humane Society of Loudoun County is forming a Community Cat Coalition to manage the over population of feral cats in our community. If you would like to join and help with this very important aspect of our mission please fill out our volunteer interest form and put Community Cat Coalition in the comments. We look forward to having your help.
We need humane trappers to help answer TNR requests from the community!
If interested please email




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