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There’s a special pet out there waiting for you.
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An adoption is an act of kindness and mercy, but also an opportunity for immeasurable joy, connection, and love. We invite you to learn more about our adoption process!

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Our 3rd Annual Trivia Night was held in November at Tuscan Hills Winery in the Stellar Cellar. We packed the place! We exceed our number of teams & had such a wonderful time! We had dinner from Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork with a free will donation, bake sale, heads or tails 50/50,…
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It’s been awhile since ECHS has been in a parade. This year we decided to go for it! The theme of the Halloween Parade was – “Favorite Outer Space Character”. We decided to go with ET, but with a twist – “ET Furever Home”. It was a cold & rainy day, but we had volunteers…
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One of our favorite events of the year is our Holiday Open House! This year was extra special as we have had many renovations from our pipes bursting & flooding our shelter in December of last year. We were super excited for the public to see all the hard work that has been done in…
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