PAWgress Newsletter May 2017
May 2017 Shelter News
May 2-June 1, 2017 Saving Pets Challenge Begins


Donate Now
We are participating this year in the Michelson Found Animals 2017 Saving Pets Challenge!  The online fundraiser has started and will run until June 1, 2017.  This fundraiser is very important to our shelter and will help us to continue our mission of saving more lives, helping sick and injured pets, and finding new homes for all of our animals.  You can start your own fundraiser, or contribute to a existing team.  Each week there are bonus challenges which could win our shelter even more money to save more lives.  Read all about the bonus challenges HERE.      

DONATE NOW or start your own fundraising team.  We thank you so very much for your support. 
Bark Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Join us this Saturday, May 6th at 11:30AM at the NEW HSCC Bark Park located behind The Humane Society of Charles County.  We will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first of several improvement projects to better serve the greater Charles County community.
We encourage your to bring your leashed pups to walk the pet friendly Nature Trail after the ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a picnic with the pups!
It's a great place to enjoy the outside with your furry friend so  bring your picnic lunch and hang out with us.  For those of you who don't have a furry friend, well.... you can grab one of ours and take for a walk! 
Kitten Season is Here!

We are right in the midst of Kitten season and we are in need of kitten care products. Kitten supplies are so important to providing the basic care to the kittens while they are in their foster homes.   We've created a "Kitten Wish List" using Amazon to make it easy for supporters to shop and send in a couple of clicks.  Remember to use AmazoneSmile for an added bonus when you select the Humane Society of Charles County as your designated non-profit charity.  Click to view the  Amazon Kitten Wish List.

If you are interested in learning all about kitten fostering, please CLICK HERE for information.

April 2017 Adoptions

In April, 86 pets were adopted into loving homes! Thank you for choosing adoption!

Please spread the word about adoption and how it helps save the lives of many homeless pets.  


CLICK HERE to see all of our shelter statistics.  

UPCOMING EVENTS
upcoming events
CLICK CALENDAR FOR EVENTS
May Upcoming Events

We're always adding more events, so click the calendar to keep up to date or follow our Facebook event page  CLICK HERE

2nd Annual "Yoga for Paws"

The 2nd Annual "Yoga for Paws" will be held at the "Southern Maryland Aikido Center" located directly across the street from the shelter.  Yoga class is open to all levels (14 years and older) including "this is my first yoga class ever."  Join Stefan Edmund & Donna Grant for a fun filled 75 minute class of yoga with little fury kittens to keep you entertained.   To Register and for more information, CLICK HERE
It's almost here, a great day to bring your dogs, your friends & family out for a fun walk to support and help the sick or injured homeless pets at the Humane Society of Charles County.     
Grab your pals, your paws and walk for a cause!

For event information - CLICK HERE             Register to Walk - CLICK HERE

Sponsor and get your name into the animal loving community -- CLICK HERE
 
BIRTHDAY PARTIES &  SUMMER CAMP
birthday pets
Celebrate a Birthday with the Pets!

Hosting a Birthday Party at the Humane Society of Charles County is easy, stress free, fun and educational for all!

There are many different themed party decorations available, along with goody bags for the Birthday Boy or Girl and their guests, interactions with friendly and cuddly animals and much more!  Click the link below too learn more about hosting a Birthday gathering at the shelter!  
KEEP YOUR PETS HEALTHY
WE CAN HELP
HSCC OFFERS

- LOVABLE PETS FOR ADOPTION

- LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES

- LOW COST VACCINE SERVICES

- WELL PET CLINICS

- BOARDING

- CREMATION SERVICES

- BIRTHDAY PARTIES

- EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

- FOSTERING PROGRAMS

- VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PET SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
(PSA)
Dog Bite Prevention

To reduce the number of injuries from dog bites, adults and children should be educated about bite prevention, and dog owners should practice responsible dog ownership.
Understanding dog body language is a key way to help avoid being bitten. Know the signs that dogs give to indicate that they're feeling anxious, afraid, threatened or aggressive.  
The ASPCA provides some great tips to keep everyone safe.  

 SHELTER PETS
HAPPY BONES
ADOPTION STORY

Bones January 1 2017

Bones was found as a stray and brought into the Humane Society of Charles County in January. Weighing a shocking 39 lbs., his name was no accident. Bones was so thin he could barely hold his body upright. Despite this, Bones showed spirit and a desire to get better. As long as he wanted to fight, we would fight with him. It takes a team to rehabilitate a dog like this, and Bones' long journey began with the kindness of a VCA employee who took him into her home to foster. In addition to being emaciated, Bones is also heartworm positive. During his two and a half month foster, Bones steadily gained weight and emerged from the shadow of a dog he had previously been. Unfortunately, Bones' foster was no longer able to continue his foster and Bones was returned to the shelter weighing in at 64 lbs and ALMOST ready to start his heartworm treatment!  Bones was at a more healthy weight, but needed a home to start his heartworm treatment.  Bones is now in a home that will see him through his heartworm treatment, and continue his rehabilitation back to being a normal dog.  We thank the Hollowells for providing Bones that much needed quiet home to get him healthy once again. Bones will start his heartworm treatment this week.  We can't thank the community enough for coming together to get this guy where he needed to be, in a home!  For more information on heartworm, click here, and please remember to provide your monthly heartguard treatment for your personal pets!
ADOPTABLE BROOKE THE LAB/RETRIEVER/PIT MIX

Brooke Available for Adoption

We'd like to introduce you to Brooke.  Brooke is a female Retriever/Labrador/Pit Mix approximately 2 years or younger in age with a beautiful fawn and white coat and mesmerizing eyes!  Brooke was found in our night drop so there is no information known about her background.  We have noticed that Brooke is excited to meet people, and just hasn't learned any manners.  Brooke appears not to be phased by the presence of cats, but seems inexperienced around young children and might be frightened by their quick movement or loud noises.  Brooke knows her basic commands and has been a favorite among shelter staff.  Brooke attended an enrichment walk last week and settled down quite nicely to learn how to walk on a gentler leader.  Shelter staff have been working with her to provide her some structured exercise, and enrichment.  During her enrichment and pack walk, Brooke did not appear to be phased by the many other dogs around her, but we always suggest slowly adding new dogs to any already formed pack. Brooke is an active dog and would make a perfect walking jogging, biking or running buddy. She is a diamond in the rough and would be an awesome dog to have around.    

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