It’s the little things that can make a big difference to someone in need and having a warm hat on a cold day is just one sample. Yarn bought and donated to us year round is made into various items. One project we do is making hats to be given out to homeless Veterans and those in need. Here is a sampling of 59 hats of a goal of 150 that will be passed out through various outlets.
Lily's first life was terrifying. A witness saw her cruelly flung from a moving vehicle and quickly went to her aid. As a result, she endured surgeries and the anxiety of being a foster dog. Her second life has been a vast improvement, with regular visits to her vet and a comfortable home with her doting family. She is a dog with a disability, but blessed with the best job as a Professional Smile Maker...and she takes this job seriously!
With the mindset of a non-injured dog, she endlessly scoots around at full speed, playing, teasing, hugging and kissing. For out-of-home activities, she has a custom fit wheelchair that helps her go even faster! Her tiny size offers maximum ability to sneak into your arms and heart. While the pandemic has slowed her visitations, she will soon be making full use of her smile maker as she spends time in the laps of those who appreciate a bundle of fur love.
During cold weather, some wilderness hikers found a rooster far from any residences and he was suffering from severe frostbite. WWO rescued him and nursed him back to health, though he ultimately lost most of his toes. An appropriate name, Stubbs, was given to him. One of our affiliates was speaking with a Veteran about the harrowing story that was Stubbs'. He expressed an interest to meet this lucky bird, and it was love at first sight. This friendly rooster now has full access to many environments, because some crafty helpers designed garments that comfortably keep things sanitary for everybody interacting with Stubbs. He is one fine example of how a variety of species can fulfill the role of an Emotional Support Animal.
In the fall of 2020, the Holiday Farm Fire, engulfing more than 173,000 acres in the McKenzie River valley. In the detrimental fire, over 500 homes were destroyed, entire communities decimated and many families displaced.
Although we were seriously affected by this crisis, we heard the call for help and did what we could to aid those in need. Wetnose Warriors Outreach was able to still help by going into some of the hot zone and aid in feeding animals that had not yet been able to be evacuated. We purchased grain and pet food that was distributed to many families.
As the holidays neared, we recognized that many families would be struggling. For Thanksgiving, with the combined effort of other contributors, we were able to give out food boxes, complete with the makings for a Thanksgiving dinner, and additional provisions for many more meals.
For Christmas, we were able to purchase a variety of gift cards and gave them to families with children so they could purchase Christmas presents. Some lucky children were given brand new bicycles that had also been generously donated.