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Dog Rescued from a Winter Storm Now in a New, Loving Home

Cooper is a tender-hearted dog who experienced some of the worst that life can offer.


Cooper was rescued, along with five other dogs, from the freezing cold and knee-high snow last winter. The terrified dogs were left out in the frigid temperatures by the people who were supposed to protect and care for them.

The dogs were skin and bones, dehydrated, covered in dried fecal matter, and infested with fleas. At the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, we could see that sensitive Cooper was in the worst shape of all. He was covered in thick mats of fur that pulled at his skin and created painful sores, and he was so severely underweight that his muscle had started to waste away.

Even as fragile as he was, Cooper was incredibly sweet and craved affection. It breaks our hearts that after everything he’d been through, he still wanted to love and trust humans.

Cooper felt immediate relief to finally be rid of the heavy fur as we shaved his whole body. After carefully cleaning his wounds and applying bandages to his sores, the shivering pup was put in a warm sweater and placed in a bed of blankets to help the chills coursing through him.

With a steady flow of nutritious food and diligent treatment of his wounds, Cooper was healing physically, and his eyes began to sparkle again! After two months, Cooper was transformed into a happy and healthy boy.

Becoming a member of the Loyal Friends Club helps make stories like Cooper’s possible!

We’re proud to provide the highest quality of care for pets like Cooper, but we can’t do it without our monthly donors. Your generosity gives homeless pets the healing they need – and the hope for better futures in loving homes. Today, Cooper wakes up in a cozy bed every morning, safe from the cold, wind, rain, and snow. In his new home, he brings so much joy to his family, and they look forward to sharing a lifetime of love with him.

Ensuring that every animal can make a full, speedy recovery takes so many resources. Your monthly donation as a Loyal Friend will help provide pets like Cooper with the life-saving medical care that they need to survive. It took kind people like you to give this sweet pup a chance to live a normal pain-free life.

When you sign up as a Loyal Friends Club member, you’ll get:

• Exclusive quarterly email updates about shelter pets
• 10% discount on online shelter merch
• Limited-edition 135th Anniversary magnet

Plus, your donation each month will provide food, safe shelter, veterinary services, and love to countless animals. Please join the Loyal Friends Club today and make a difference for desperate cats and dogs in our community. To become a member, sign up here:

Will you join the Loyal Friends Club today and help save even more lives like Cooper’s?

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Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

One of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the nation, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, cares for nearly 10,000 animals every year and maintains multiple humane programs. Dedicated to “Making Happy Happen,” the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County works tirelessly to protect animals, support pet owners, and enhance relationships between animals and people. Learn more at

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