December 22, 2012
October 29, 2012
Pet Report By Cory McKeown
It seems quite often that people do call or come to the shelter if they are missing a dog- but, unfortunately, not so often with cats. We will get lovely, well-cared for cats in as “strays”, but just looking at them tells us they must belong to someone.
Such is the case with both Patrick and Simon, both of which have come into the shelter in the last month and sadly, no one has come looking for either one of them.
Patrick is a very large, very plush tuxedo cat that was found in the Seaview area, by the Shell station. He came in wearing a green safety collar, and when he first hit the shelter, he was very outgoing and downright “chatty”. He loved attention and would reach through the bars of his cage to get visitor’s attention. As his time has worn on, though, he has gotten more depressed and quieter, and the longer his people haven’t come to get him, the quieter he gets. Now, rather than being a clown for visitors, he sleeps most of the time…
Simon is a drop-dead gorgeous young seal point Siamese with beautiful sea-blue eyes. He was also found on the peninsula, and came in very clean and well-cared for. He is a large cat, and being crammed into a cage just wasn’t his style! So, we put him in the kitty playroom, and the minute he hit the room, he started telling the other cats his sad story. He gets right in his roommates faces, and doesn’t bat at them, but instead unleashes a barrage of “kitty chatter’ telling everyone that will listen that his people will come for him soon- he really isn’t lost, and blah, blah, blah.
Please, if you are missing either of these beautiful boys, or know who may be missing them, come forward and take them back home! It is obvious someone once loved them both, and they are more than ready to be loved again!
Shelter Wish List
We still have a large population of hungry kittens, and desperately need Purina Kitten Chow to help them thrive- we would be very grateful for kitten chow donations and canned kitty food to keep our tiny ones healthy and growing.
Cash donations to the Humane Society are always very gratefully received. Because we are very careful with our expenditures and rely on our great volunteers who so kindly donate their time to the shelter, a very large percentage of cash donations go directly to the care of the animals. Please remember the homeless pets in your holiday giving! Thank you so much.
October 9, 2012
September 28, 2012
Thundershirt’s mission is to bring relief to the millions of dogs and dog owners struggling to cope with dog anxieties. The Thundershirt is designed to provide a constant, gentle pressure to a dog’s torso creating a dramatic calming effect for most dogs. Thundershirt continues to investigate dog anxiety and fear issues with scientific-based studies and surveys from recognized veterinarians and customers. In its first two years, Thundershirt has helped tens of thousands of dogs across the country and around the world.The Petfinder.com Foundation partnered with the Thundershirt company to award Thundershirt grants. The goal of the grant program is to reduce the stress and anxiety in shelter dogs, in turn making them more adoptable and better able to find their forever home.The grant is made possible by our partnership with the Thundershirt company. The Thundershirt alleviates stress symptoms in over 80% of the dogs who use it. When used at a shelter, the Thundershirt can help dogs relax, reduce the behavioral issues associated with stress and make the dog more adoptable.The Thundershirt then follows the dog to her new home, providing her with a soothing pressure that should help to reduce her anxiety and improve the adoption experience for both dog and owner.The Thundershirt is also great for:
- Fear of thunder/fireworks
- Separation anxiety
- Travel anxiety
- Crate training
- Problem barking
- Leash pulling
- And more!
Thanks to Executive Director Jeannette Sterling applying for the grant, SPCHS received a box of $1200 worth of Thundershirts recently–in every size imaginable. We’ve used them on dogs large and small with remarkable results. Since these aids go home with a dog when it is adopted, our supply will need replacing. If you purchase a Thundershirt here: http://www.petfinder.com/promotions/thundershirt, 15% of your purchase will go directly to the Petfinder.com Foundation, and you can have it shipped directly to us. The dogs will soooo appreciate your donation!
- View an instructional video to learn how to use the Thundershirt.
- To learn more about the Thundershirt and how effective it is and for frequently asked questions, click here: Thundershirt Training Materials
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August 10, 2012
It is that time of year again – the Fuzzy Nation Super Model Photo Contest has begun! And this is your chance to turn your Happy Tails into CASH for SPCHS. Go to
https://www.facebook.com/fuzzynation for more information. Submissions will be accepted until September 14, 2012.
Enter by going to the Fuzzy Nation Facebook page and clicking on the Super Model contest tab. Once you submit a photo of your adopted friend, you can tell the story of how s/he was adopted. A panel of judges will then choose the top 100 stories to advance to the voting round.
This year’s top prize is $15,000 for the winning shelter, among many other impressive prizes. Enter and tag South Pacific County Humane Society, so we both win!
(The direct link to the page is: https://www.facebook.com/fuzzynation/app_117170818364057 )
July 2, 2012
It seems to be very fashionable these days for men who are “hair challenged” to simply shave their heads for a nice clean look- it even seems that some men who have full heads of hair are shaving their heads to “rock the look”.
Well, if this clean-shaven look is all the current trend, little Fuzzy Wuzzy must be quite the “fashionista”! The only difference is that she was born stylish. She is a mix of an unusual breed named a Xoloitzcuintli, or in our country, the Mexican Hairless. Evidence shows that this breed has existed in Mexico for more than 3,000 years, and is the national dog of Mexico.
The Xolo, as this breed is nicknamed, are known to be of high intelligence, very curious, and when raised properly, can be very well-behaved and affectionate companions.
Fuzzy is a very sweet little girl, and has almost a comical look with her fuzzy topknot and tail- the rest of her has spots of “peach fuzz”- needless to say, petting her is a unique experience. She loves to to for walks and is in heaven when someone will take time to play with her.
She would make a wonderful companion for someone with allergies, or someone who doesn’t want to make the investment in one of the new and expensive “pet-friendly” vacuums. No globs of hair left everywhere with this girl!
Fuzzy is one of our “long-timer” dogs and it would be wonderful for her if someone would come along and give her a chance at a real life. She needs her own kind human to hold her and keep her warm in the winter- dog sweaters are good, but warm people are even better!
We received these photos and update on July 11th
just a note to let you know I’m ok.. dads trying to teach me about going out side to go potty I’m starting to get the idea that he likes it when i do.. he keep calling me princess and gives me kisses , they got this nice place out back i like to lay in smell the flowers and enjoy the sun . all my new brothers and sisters are really nice to me we go on car rides and walks went to the dog park today it was new and i didn’t rally know what to do but then dad said lets go home and i was first in the car I’m settling in ok but I do miss you till i visit again
I love you
November 15, 2011
Carys (Nikki) has just been wonderful. She’s been well behaved and friendly to everyone she meets. There’s a dog park near my house, and we’ve gone for the last 3 days. She loves the people there even more than the dogs, especially the kids. She even responds wonderfully off-leash, and comes to her name almost every time, even from across the park and with distractions, which is pretty amazing considering she’s only had this name for a week. Anyway, here are some pictures of her enjoying herself (and the attention) at the park.
August 16, 2011
August 5, 2011
Stafford Creek Corrections Center has saved 97 dogs in the past 23 months. Check out their new Freedom Tails website. We’re so pleased to partner with this great program. Here are some of our graduates:
August 1, 2011
May 29, 2011
A big shout out to all of you who donated quality and quantity to our Grrrrage Sale this year. We exceeded our sales goals thanks to you! Here are a few photos, thanks to volunteer Robbie Richeson:
May 24, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 14, 2011
May 12, 2011