Company Name: Hendricks’ Hearth
Contact: Lauren Hendricks
I love all animals and have spent most of my life supporting and caring for them in any way that I could. As a child and teenager raised in South Florida, I volunteered at the Miami Metro Zoo and assisted with dog, cat and manatee rescue through other organizations. I also helped to support the International Snow Leopard Trust.
As a young adult, I volunteered in the Education Department at the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. As a docent, I did public presentations about native wildlife, including birds of prey, reptiles and a variety of mammals. In addition, I also did a lot of behind-the-scenes work to care for the wildlife we maintained.
I have always been the most involved with dogs. In my second year of college, I took a part-time job at a veterinary practice. We regularly donated our time and services to shelter animals. It was there that I discovered Siberian Huskies. The first Siberian I ever met was a red and white female that came in the veterinary office as an abuse case. She was so scared of everything and everyone, but despite her terror from whatever had happened in her past, she still would lie so gently in our laps and make soft “woo” sounds to show her appreciation for the care. Siberian Huskies are unlike any other dog breed I had ever known. They are mischievous, fun-loving, happy, vocal and affectionate. Due to their high intelligence and energy, they demand much time, care and attention from their owners.
It was a natural progression that I began to support Siberian Husky rescue and adoption because every dog, as with all living creatures, deserves the best carethat we, as stewards of this planet, can provide. Siberian Huskies happen to need a little bit more. They seem more likely to be found wandering the street lost and confused, due to their talent for escape. Sadly, they are often afflicted by abuse because people do not seem to understand their antics. Compared to many other dog breeds, their abandonment rates are high. If you ever have money, towels, dog supplies or time that you might be able to donate to any of the many Siberian rescues all over the country, I can promise you that your item(s) will go to support a very wonderful and deserving dog breed.