#HLSPCA30K A New Life for Lucy
by Carol Walterscheidt
Lucy is a typical HLSPCA dog - adorable, lovable, healthy, and thankfully housebroken. I first met Lucy about a year and a half ago. She was one of the most laid-back dogs I'd seen at the shelter. When I asked what her story was, the shelter staff shared that she had been saved from a municipal kill shelter not too far away, and sadly been taken away from her mate and her puppy. I was recovering from some health issues, so I was hesitant to adopt a dog, but something told me, she was "the one." So I mentioned Lucy to my husband who to my surprise said, "let me meet her." This must be meant to be, I thought. And it was love at first site. We knew Lucy would be part of our family forever.

Lucy and I started taking walks twice a day, which was healthy for both of us. Then, we started taking longer walks and spending more time playing and exercising outside. Today, we take long walks and sometimes go for a run around the neighborhood. She's been an amazing addition to our family. She brings unconditional love and lot of laughs, which are good for the body and the soul.

Please help the Highland Lakes SPCA save more dogs like Lucy. During Amplify Austin, your donation will be amplified with matching donations and every dollar will go even further in helping dogs in distress in the Highland Lakes area.

Thank you!

Goal: $1,000.00
47% Funded

#HLSPCA30K Baloo Gives Back
by Denese Weems
My friends know that my animals are like my children. I'm fundraising for Highland Lakes SPCA because they gave Baloo a place to land until I could find him and adopt him. He means the world to me and I will be forever grateful. Unlike the larger, city run shelters in Austin, Highland Lakes SPCA is a small rescue in Marble Falls, TX funded 100% by private donations. They rescue dogs from local shelters and see to their medical and rehabilitative needs so that they can be adopted into loving homes.
Goal: $500.00
10% Funded

#HLSPCA30K Life in a Rescue Pack
by Maggie Jedlicka
My house is furry, the Roomba is on constant duty. We adopted our 3rd rescue a few months ago and life got interesting when the pack took over. They are quite versatile. They play and work together, or independently. They enjoy deflowering a special golf hat, or accumulating shoes in a pile now known as the 'debris field' in front of a door to garner attention. From another room in our home, you can hear the clattering of the water bowl as it gets strewn about when it goes empty. I'm glad it's unbreakable.

We have various sleeping arrangements to accommodate the 200 pounds of dogs on our bed. Everybody has a designated, special spot. We identify sleeping configurations with names like the "Flying V" or "Head to Tail." The pack dictates bedtime, for as a human you had better get to bed first lest you'll be mummified by being flanked on each side by dog.

We know they are happy; you can see it in their eyes and you can feel it in their hearts. They come from varied journeys, some harder than others, to find their way to us. It doesn't take much to please them, for what other critter displays unbridled joy in such simple things as the utterance of five little words, "Let's Go For A Walk!" With all their antics, demands, quirky personalities and untimely affections, we wouldn't have it any other way.

Our pack comes from the Highland Lakes SPCA; it is a wonderful rescue organization. Help me, help them, help abandoned dogs find their way to a happy, forever home, like ours. Maybe I'll adopt another Roomba.
Goal: $1,500.00
34% Funded

#HLSPCA30K Murphy's Money for Mutts
by Jeanne Gillen
Six years ago, our Murphy was on death row at a county shelter. We got him the day before he was to be euthanized due to lack of space. He's loving, a speedster, fond of snacks, safeguards our home from squirrels and deer, and never fails to meet us at the door with a smile and a wagging tail. He's family.

Since 1999, Highland Lakes SPCA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has rescued, rehabilitated and secured loving and healthy forever homes for abandoned dogs like our Murphy. HLSPCA is more than a shelter. It's a privately funded rescue operation where dogs are admitted into sanctuary, a place of refuge and safety, to receive the veterinary care, rehabilitation and training they need until they find a forever home. It's a place where no-kill means no-kill. And they need our help to continue to save, feed, care for and train dogs that will make great companions for great families. Please help Murphy save other dogs like him.
Goal: $5,000.00
2% Funded

#HLSPCA30K Amplify Highland Lakes SPCA
by Randy & Vicki Whitehead
Vicki and I, as I am sure you know if you have ever spent time with us, are very passionate about rescuing dogs. We LOVE dogs! Our favorite dog rescue organization is Highland Lakes SPCA. We feel so strongly about HLSPCA and their mission, that Vicki has volunteered there for the last 10 years and I was President of the Board for the last three years. Two of our dogs, Joy and Jett, were adopted from HLSPCA. Our other two dogs, Titus and Riley Grace, joined our pack from HLSPCA as a result of us being "foster failures". I cannot tell you how much joy these dogs bring into our lives. In our time working with Highland Lakes SPCA, we have seen and helped countless dogs find their "furever" homes. But the task is not complete because there are still so many other great dogs out there who need homes. In the picture, Titus says "please make a donation to Highland Lakes SPCA to help more homeless dogs get adopted". Your donation can be any size because every little bit helps. To show you how sincere we are about this, Vicki and I will match up to the first $1000 of your donations. Thank you for your support!
Goal: $2,500.00
0% Funded