A HOPE

YMCA fills the bowl for seniors’ pets

YMCA fills the bowl for seniors’ pets

Health benefits of owning a pet for seniors are documented. An analysis of studies on the subject published in Psychology Today found a variety of benefits, and organizations like Pets for the Elderly have sprung up specifically to advocate senior pet ownership. Research shows pet ownership leads to more physical activity in seniors, which improves […]

A HOPE clinic approved; gas station denied

A HOPE clinic approved; gas station denied

Volunteers of animal advocacy group A HOPE celebrated a victory Dec. 12 after county commissioners gave them the thumbs-up to open a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The nonprofit was seeking a conditional use to allow it to build a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Milton on a 25-acre parcel off Pine Blossom Road.

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic seeking county support

Low-cost spay/neuter clinic seeking county support

Efforts continue to bring a low-cost spay and neuter clinic to Santa Rosa County, which recently held one of the highest euthanasia rates for cats and dogs in the state. Since nonprofit A HOPE, and founder Brandi Winkleman, launched their efforts in 2016, euthanasia rates have plummeted, and the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter underwent […]

Three-legged kitten finds purr-fect match

Three-legged kitten finds purr-fect match

In a lot of ways, Tres is just like any other 3-month-old kitten. She loves to play. She’s curious about the world around her, and she does not mind getting a few pets from her foster mom. But Tres’ story of survival, and the scars that document it, set her apart.   Read the full […]