Meet Pumpkin, a 5-year-old Australian kelpie mix whose career as a ranch dog apparently came to an end when she was kicked by a cow and severely injured. Instead of taking her to a vet, her previous owners chained her outside, where she was rescued by some volunteers from the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. As a result of her injury, Pumpkin uses a cart to get around these days, and is looking for a retirement gig as a family pet. She loves all humans and dogs she meets, though she's a little too interested in cats to live with them.
Even if you're not adopting right now, there's a great way to help Pumpkin and her friends while enjoying an unforgettable elegant evening out with your dog. For the fifth year, HSTT is hosting its Black Tie & Tails event at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe on Saturday, February 16. Both of you can dress to the nines and enjoy delicious food and drink, not to mention the company, while helping a very worthy cause!