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The Handsome Hank Memorial Fund

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Welcome to The Hank Memorial Fund, a dedicated initiative to honor the memory of our beloved service dog while supporting other service animals in need. Hank brought immeasurable joy, comfort, and assistance to our lives, and we are determined to carry on his legacy by helping other service dogs receive the care they deserve.

The Hank Memorial Fund has been established by P.A.W.S.S to assist service dogs and their owners in covering the costs of veterinary care. All funds raised will go directly to covering vet bills, ensuring that service animals can continue to provide essential support to their owners without financial burden.

You can contribute to The Hank Memorial Fund in the following ways:

Make a Donation:

Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a significant impact. To donate, please click on the "Donate Now" button. All funds raised will be transparently and exclusively used for veterinary expenses.

Share Hank's Story:

Help us spread the word about Hank's legacy and the Memorial Fund. Share this page on social media, with friends, family, and anyone who may be interested in supporting this cause.

Our Commitment:

We want to assure you that 100% of the proceeds from this memorial fund will go directly to covering vet bills for service dogs in need. Our commitment is to uphold Hank's memory by providing financial relief to those who continue to rely on their service animals for companionship and assistance.

Thank You for Your Support:

Your generosity and support mean the world to our P.A.W.S.S Pack Members. Together, we can ensure that other service dogs receive the care they need, allowing them to continue their vital roles in the lives of those who depend on them.

Contact Information:

For any questions or additional information, please contact us at

Thank you for being a part of The Hank Memorial Fund. Your kindness will leave a lasting legacy in the lives of service dogs and their owners.


Hank's Story

In a small, quiet town in Arizona, a heartwarming tale unfolded that demonstrated the profound impact of love, rescue, and community. It all began with a call from Tim's brother, who shared news that would forever change Tim's life.

Tim's brother had given a dog to a veteran in Tucson, Arizona. The bond between the veteran and the pup was strong, but circumstances took a difficult turn, and the veteran found himself facing jail time. In a gesture of kindness and responsibility, Tim's brother reached out to Tim, asking for his help in caring for the dog until the veteran could return.

Without hesitation, Tim made a phone call to his friend, Dean, who lived in Tucson. Dean willingly took on the responsibility of going to pick up the dog, who would soon become known as Hank. What Dean encountered at the veteran's house was heart-wrenching. Hank, once full of life and joy, was now tied up by his neck in the front yard, his bones visible through his emaciated frame, and fear in his eyes.

Tim, motivated by empathy and a growing sense of responsibility towards Hank, rushed to Tucson to bring the suffering pup to his home. In those first few days, it became abundantly clear that Tim's brother might never need to come back for Hank, as Hank had already found his true forever home in Tim's heart.

Determined to give Hank the love and care he deserved; Tim took him to the vet immediately. Hank's sores were treated, he received all the necessary vaccinations, and he was neutered, marking the beginning of his journey towards recovery and a brighter future.

Their lives took a remarkable turn when they discovered P.A.W.S.S., a support network dedicated to improving the lives of both humans and their furry companions. Before joining this community, both Tim and Misty had been battling debilitating anxiety and depression, which had confined them to their home, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear and isolation had gripped them, but Hank's arrival marked the turning point.

Just as dogs are desensitized to various stimuli, Tim and Misty found themselves undergoing a transformation. As members of the P.A.W.S.S. community, they experienced healing and newfound freedom. No longer bound by the constraints of anxiety and fear, they were able to venture outside, attend church services, volunteer at events, and enjoy meals at restaurants or shopping without stress or anxiety.

Their involvement in community events and newfound freedom allowed them to spend quality time with their daughter, and the presence of Hank was instrumental in this life-changing journey. Hank, along with P.A.W.S.S., acted as a beacon of support, helping to break the chains of isolation and anxiety that had held them captive.

While Hank brought immeasurable joy and transformation into their lives, his eventual passing was a heartbreaking experience. The love, freedom, and support he provided will be cherished forever. Although they may one day find another furry companion, Tim knows that no pup could ever replace or replicate the unique bond he shared with Hank.

In the story of Tim, Hank, and P.A.W.S.S., we see the power of compassion, resilience, and the incredible ability of animals to heal and transform lives. This memorial tale serves as a reminder that love, support, and community can lead to a brighter future, even in the face of adversity and hardship.

Handsome Hank

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