HSWA, founded in 1971, is a no-kill, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to our mission of caring for and finding homes for unwanted animals in our community and eliminating euthanasia of healthy animals. In April 2004, we opened our headquarters on Veterans Memorial Parkway where we operate an adoption center. We have no administrative costs (no paid employees), so all of our funds are spent to provide housing and veterinary care for the dogs and cats in our adoption program. We receive no funding from any governmental agency or national humane organization. We are totally dependent on donations and fund-raisers to continue our work, and we use good financial judgment in determining the use of your donations. We rescue animals and accept animals from the public for adoption as space and funding allow.We fund full veterinary care for animals in our adoption program.We own and maintain an adoption center where we find loving adopters for homeless, neglected, and abused animals. Although we have no police power/legal authority, we route information from the public to the proper authorities and work with them concerning animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. We provide humane education to the public through programs with schools, civic organizations, etc. We assist individuals with TNR (trap, neuter, release) efforts to reduce the feral cat population in our community.