Hutch’s Story

Hutch’s whole life changed just two weeks ago.  He had been living outside with his mom and littermates.  They had no real home.  Hutch kept wandering into the street and people who lived nearby were worried for his safety.  One day he was in the road and a car swerved hard not to hit him.  They stopped, scooped him up and called the shelter.

The shelter immediately called us.  A shelter is no place for a scared, sad little boy.  We brought him right to The Sae House.  For days he was shell shocked, barely moving and just staring off into space. He was absolutely heartbreaking.  We gave him toys, talked to him and held him close.  Finally, just two days before his transport was leaving, he wagged his tail.  He came to the front of his cage to greet us.  He gave sweet little kissed and began to play with his stuffed animal.  We were overjoyed to see the life return to his eyes.

On Saturday he arrived in Minneapolis. His foster home had a big x-pen with lots of blankets and toys was waiting.  His foster parents were ready to give Hutch as much love as he could take. After a bath and lots of snuggle time, he was ready to play. 

Hutch’s resilience has been amazing to see. The world is so very big and still unknown, but he is a brave boy who now knows that he is loved. He knows he is truly safe.

Feeling confident and secure, Hutch is now ready to take on the world and find his family.  In the meantime he’ll continue flopping over for belly rubs, playing with toys and being a little bit silly! He enjoyed his first walk in the slightly warmer weather and loved meeting new folks along the way. We can’t wait for him to find the right people to give him a life filled with love and adventure! If you’re interested in learning more about Hutch, click here.

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Shannon Lundquist


  1. LeVesque-Piela Melissa on February 18, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for rescuing darling Hutch! Does anyone know where the rest of his family ended up?

    • Lynne Bengston on September 24, 2022 at 10:10 am

      His sister was found and she joined Safe Hands also and was adopted.

  2. Jodi Paterson on February 18, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    When will you get a spay/neuter clinic up and running at the Safe House?

    • Lynne Bengston on September 24, 2022 at 10:11 am

      We don’t have a timeline yet because we first need to renovate the barn for animal holding, then raise funds to renovate the clinic. Supply chain issues coupled with (and causing) skyrocketing cost of construction materials has delayed our barn renovation.

  3. Kristina Marquette on March 12, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I can’t find him. Did Hutch get adopted?

    • Lynne Bengston on September 24, 2022 at 10:08 am

      Yes, Hutch was adopted!

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