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Another Day, Another Abandoned Dog: Mindy's Heartbreaking Start

Updated: Feb 4

On a cold rainy day, a small dog was abandoned in a metal crate on the sidewalk, left alone by a woman who drove away without a second glance. It's an image that's all too familiar yet never gets easier to watch. Watch the video below to witness the heartbreaking abandonment.



Thanks to an HSNT staff member, Mindy was not alone for long. She was brought into our care as soon as she was noticed. Although visibly trembling and disoriented by her sudden change in circumstances, Mindy was in good physical health. Our compassionate team immediately devoted their time and love, providing the care she deserves.


Incidents like this highlight the importance of our mission at HSNT: to save, shelter, protect, and advocate for animals in North Texas. Mindy's story, though distressing, is a powerful reminder of the vital work we do and the harsh realities we face. It's a challenging journey, witnessing the darker sides of humanity, but it's the support and love from our community that keeps us going. Your kindness and advocacy for pets in need are the driving forces behind our efforts.


We are thrilled to share that Mindy was adopted! Just a few weeks after her unfortunate abandonment, Mindy's life took a wonderful turn. She was adopted by a loving individual, ready to shower her with the affection and care she deserves. Mindy's new life is filled with love, comfort, and the joy of having a forever home.


Mindy's story, while unique, is not singular. There are countless pets who are left and abandoned, ripped away from the only life they have ever known. All homeless pets are in need of the same love and care. This is where you come in. Adopt. Foster. Donate. Your support enables us to continue our lifesaving work. Every donation, no matter the size, contributes to a happy ending like Mindy's. It's about giving these homeless pets a chance at a better life.


For dogs like Mindy, there's always a way home, even for the most broken of souls. As we celebrate Mindy's new chapter, we invite you to be a part of another pet's life. Your contributions, advocacy, and support are crucial in turning more stories like Mindy's into happy new beginnings. 




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HSNT’s mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.

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