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Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center Receives Prestigious Award from Best Friends

Sayreville, New Jersey Shelter Provides Love and Care for Homeless Dogs and Cats

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Sayreville,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) October 3, 2016

Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center has received the ‘Crusaders for Canines’ award by Best Friends Animal Society®, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

Sammy’s Hope is an active partner in Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets® Network* which offers help and support to animal rescue groups and shelters that save lives in their communities.

Each year Best Friends works with its partners to produce successful adoption promotions that shine the spotlight on the hardest-to-place pets: like senior pets, cats, and big dogs.

“Finding homes for some animals can be particularly challenging. Big dogs, special-needs pets and older animals sometimes need an extra helping hand,” said Holly Sizemore, Best Friends Animal Society’s director of national programs, community programs and services. “And that’s where organizations like Sammy’s Hope step in.

“Sammy’s Hope focuses their efforts on helping big dogs in shelters. Day after day, they enter their local shelters, find the biggest dogs (and biggest hearts) and help them find the loving families they deserve,” Sizemore said.

“In 2015, Best Friends awarded Sammy’s Hope a Save Them All grant to train and find homes for 66 large-breed dogs. The dogs, all of whom needed help with behavioral issues, were pulled from a high-risk shelter in the area. Folks at Sammy’s Hope then took the time to train each dog individually, giving them the skills they needed to find homes — and keep them. “It’s because of Sammy’s Hope that those 66 dogs got second chances. And it’s because of Sammy’s Hope that dozens of other large-breed dogs find homes every year,” Sizemore added. “Sammy’s Hope has been a devoted network partner from the beginning.

“It’s so humbling to be able to honor the people who give so much of their personal time, energies, and dedication to helping save the lives of homeless pets,” Sizemore said. “Truly, they inspire me every day and give me the confidence to know that we can save them all.”

Dave Gaier, Director of Marketing for Sammy’s Hope, said “We are thrilled and gratified to receive this award from Best Friends, a truly unique organization that does enormous good for animals. We’re proud to work with local shelters, and equally proud of our wonderful volunteers, whose efforts and love for animals make it all possible.”

About Best Friends Animal Society® Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, adoption centers and spay and neuter facilities in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,500 rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®. To like Best Friends Animal Society on Facebook go to:


About Sammy’s Hope

Sammy’s Hope is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to care for homeless animals, socialize them, provide for their medical needs, and find them forever homes. The Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center opened in February, 2015 in Sayreville, New Jersey and provides specialized, individual care for long-term homeless animals. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook at We’re also on Instagram:

David Gaier
Sammy’s Hope
Director of Marketing

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