We’re delighted to share news of another grant awarded by The Dr. Jane
Foundation. This month’s featured recipient is the Dahlonega Lumpkin County
Humane Society (aka, TLC Humane Society), a devoted group of rescuers wholly
committed to saving the lives of dogs and cats in Georgia.
Based in the town of Dahlonega, the TLC Humane Society is the only no-kill,
non-profit shelter in town. They maintain both a physical shelter facility and a
foster-care program. The shelter is nestled on six beautiful acres and features
a ‘Puppy Palace’ with room for pups to roam and rest.
TLC has gone from caring for 18 animals to a regular intake of close to 300. The
number of successful adoptions has skyrocketed, and now they consistently
sustain a 95% adoption rate. In part, this is due to the fact that TLC hosts
adoption events almost every weekend.
Prospective adopters are allowed to meet
available dogs and cats every day during scheduled visiting hours. Even though
they have a handful of long-term ‘residents’, the vast majority of their rescues
are placed in homes in just two-to-three months.
In the last few years, TLC has made it a priority to reinvest in infrastructure.
Not only have they constructed a ‘Cat Friendly Porch’ where felines can stretch
out and play, they’ve also created a small Dog Park and established walking
In their community, they advocate on behalf of companion animals to prevent
cruelty and to end the practice of euthanasia. Their lost-and-found service has
successfully reunited hundreds of missing pet kids with their families. And
thanks to their ongoing efforts (both adoption and spay-and-neuter programs),
the local population of stray animals has dramatically decreased. Since 1977,
they’ve helped locate homes for more than 4,000 dogs and cats.
TLC plans to use their financial award to help cover the costs of veterinary
care and daily operating expenses.
Here are several of TLC’s many available dogs and cats, each eagerly
anticipating being adopted into their forever home …
A gentle spirit, Weston was surrendered by his previous caretaker. He's still
learning verbal commands, and his natural curiosity is always on display. Weston
enjoys playing with other dogs, and is ready to make a great addition to a new
This little cutie was rescued off the streets, protected only by her mother, who
was also homeless. Arya is still becoming acclimated to human care. A bit
bashful at first, she quickly warms to anyone willing to lavish her with pets.
A Rottie-Coonhound mix, Brutus is a big, gregarious boy who loves to romp and
play. If you sit next to him, he's likely to clamber into your lap and give you
a slobbery kiss! Brutus obviously has a love for life, and he's willing to share
his big-hearted personality with the right adopter.
Found wandering along a road, Jake has truly flourished in foster care. He's a
gorgeous fellow who is described as 'a wonderful kitten'. Jake's happy to play,
or just hang out and relax.
A Lab-Whippet mix, Kelly is equal parts elegance and eagerness. She pays close
attention when spoken to, and is proving easy to train. If you like playing tug
o' war and fetch, Kelly's the gal for you. She's even great with kids, cats and
Meet Tue, a beautiful domestic shorthair. Initially, she was distrustful of
people, but recently she's turned the page on her previous life. Anyone willing
to spend time with her and brush her coat will be rewarded with pure delight.
A handsome German Shepherd Dog mix, Chewy is the quintessential rescue pup.
Before his time with TLC, he lived day and night tethered to a chain. Now that
he’s free and safe from neglect, his spirit has really blossomed. Chewy is eager
to walk, play, wrestle, fetch … you name it! His caretakers say that he’s ‘the
happiest boy in the whole wide world’. Truly amazing!
To learn more about these and other adorable pets, we encourage you to visit
From all of us here at Life’s Abundance headquarters, we thank this committed
network of lifesavers for their incredible work. And we thank all of our readers
and customers … through your personal donations and continued patronage, you’ve
helped make all of our grants possible. Your generosity and loyalty have helped
to make the world a better place for abandoned, abused and neglected animals
Right now, we are accepting applications for future funding. If you know of an
animal rescue organization that deserves special recognition and financial
support, please encourage them to fill out our grant application. Interested
parties should call us toll-free at 877-387-4564 … one of our customer care reps
will be happy to share all the details.
Check back next month for more good news from The Dr. Jane Foundation. Together,
we’re making a difference!