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PET OF THE WEEK:  ELECTRA
Electra was born around September 2010, and is about 5 years old. She is a smart girl who knows basic commands. She seemed very interested in playing with other dogs, but can be a little picky about which ones she actually likes. She would need to meet any dogs in a prospective home. She likes to chase cats, so we're recommending that she does not go to a home with them. She loves to chase after squeaky toys and tennis balls. Electra is loving and pays attention when you speak to her. It appears as though Electra has had a not so positive experience with kids and she will need to go to a home with no kids. She walks well on a leash. She is potty trained. 


Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue based in South Bend, Indiana.

Heartland Small Animal Rescue was originally founded to rescue small pocket pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small & furry animals from shelters and adopt them out to forever homes through our established adoption program.  A few years later, we expanded the rescue to include cats and in 2010 we expanded again to include dogs. Since then, our rescue has significantly grown as we continue to rescue pets in need from our local shelters as well as other high-capacity shelters throughout the Midwest. When space is available, we also accept pets from owners who are no longer able to care for them.  We recently went through yet another expansion and are now welcoming reptiles and birds into the rescue. 

As our rescue continues to grow, so do our needs. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities; everything from exercising dogs in our kennel enrichment program, support crew for concession-stand fundraisers, bakers and sewers for our craft booths, and a cleaning crew for our cats in the adoption center at PetSmart. However, our two biggest needs have stayed the same throughout the years: we need foster homes for our rescued pets and monetary donations - without these, we would not be able to continue our mission of helping the animals who need us most.