A story about Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) alumni Butters, is featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs.
This anthology highlights the human-dog bond (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) and will have dog lovers laughing, tearing up, and nodding their heads in recognition as they dive into 101 heartwarming and often hilarious stories about all the ways in which dogs enrich our lives, become part of our families, and make us better people.
Butters (now Bodhi) is an 8-year-old Chihuahua/Corgi mix who sat in the shelter for 8 months before being pulled by Hearts Alive Village in January.
While fostering doesn’t always end in adoption, it’s an essential part of animal rescue. Without a temporary solution for the animal, rescues have no place to house them and can’t pull the pet from the shelter.
Fosters provide a safe home for the animal and the “family experience” while the rescues provide food, medical care, and networking to find the pet a permanent home.
The book is available through Amazon, with proceeds going to American Humane, and can also be purchased at the Hearts Alive Village Pet Supply Store (1750 S. Rainbow Blvd. # 4) with all proceeds going to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas.