PAWgress Newsletter September 2017
September 2017 Shelter News

Don't miss out on 2 days of pampering your pooch!  Bring the pups on out for costume contests, games, lure chasing, agility course, paw print painting and more!

See what's happening at Mutt Madness CLICK HERE


New Fall/Winter Hours

Fall/Winter Shelter Hours

Sunday-Tuesday -- 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday -- CLOSED (Shelter Side Only)
Thursday-Saturday -- 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Adoptions

August 2017 Adoptions

In August,  175 homeless pets found new homes thanks to our community adopting pets!  Thank you for adopting from our shelter.

We hope when your friends and family members are ready to make add a pet to their family that you will advocate for adoption.

We're also happy to report that 21 animals that were lost and brought to our shelter were reunited and went home with their families!   

SEE the pets we currently have available for adoption:


CLICK HERE if you would like to donate to help the homeless pets still waiting for homes!

Petco Foundation
Holiday Wishes

Share YOUR story - help us win $100k!
We have exciting news!
The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like ours during their annual Holiday Wishes campaign.
We have a chance to win $100,000, but we need your help!
Your role is simple: Share your story of love!
The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that the love of your adopted pet has changed your life for the better. Share your story, along with photos and/or video, illustrating how your pet brings more joy to your life each day.
How to Participate:
1.      Write your story of love in 500 words or fewer.
2.      Include a photo of your pet by him/herself, a photo of you or your family with your pet and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet has changed your life.
3.      Submit your story and photos at petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Saturday, September 30th at 11:59pm CST.
4.      Include our organization's contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award!
  • The Humane Society of Charles County
  • EIN 521212430
  • Executive Director Starla Raiborn
  • 301-645-8181 email info@humanesocietycc.org
5.      Wait until the Holiday Season to hear if your story is selected as a winner! Finalists receive a Petco gift card (up to $1,000) and the organization they adopted from receives a grant up to $100,000! Your pet may also be selected to be featured in the 2019 Petco Foundation Calendar, sold in Petco stores nationwide!




UPCOMING EVENTS
September Events

Now until September 30 -- Holiday Wishes Petco Foundation 
September 9 -- Heroes in Recovery Event
September 17 -- Rabies Clinic
September 14-17 -- Charles County Fair

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

2017 "Mutt Madness"

ATTENTION CRAFTERS/VENDORS

If you would like to sell your pet friendly & family friendly items, CLICK HERE for the Crafter/Vendor Form
Click to Become A Sponsor

Save the first weekend for your mutts!  Exciting new games, fun for the dogs, the family, crazy uncles & aunts, even kids and grandparents will delights in a day out with the pets!  
Exciting new dog games, the ever fun and fabulous Lure Chase,  go slow or fast through the agility course, paw print painting, bobbing for hot dogs and the all new "TENNIS BALL LOTTERY"!!!  
All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Charles County.  
FREE SPAY/NEUTER for COMMUNITY CATS

Do you have free roaming "community cats" or what people like to call "feral" cats that you see and watch over?  The Humane Society of Charles County has been generously awarded grants from the Petco Foundation and the Snyder Foundation for Animals to help stop the unwanted litters being born every season to these free roaming "community cats."  Read all about the "Friends Forever Community Outreach Trap Neuter Return" program which is available to help spay and neuter these cats free of charge.  Free spay/neuters are just an email or phone call away! 

CLICK HERE for information about FREE SPAY/NEUTERS for Community Cats

2017 - 2018 Humane Education
P.A.W.S. Clubs

P.A.W.S. Club for Grades K-8 meets Friday, September 8th, 6-8pm
Jr. P.A.W.S. Club for Ages 5-10 Years meets Saturday, September 9th, 1-3pm
Tiny P.A.W.S. Club Ages 3-5 Years will meet October 12 and every other Thursday after

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

KEEPING 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)
Be Ready for a Disaster!

We've all seen the images out of Texas, and now Hurricane Irma is heading towards the East Cost as a Category 5 hurricane, which undoubtedly will leave shelter animals, and owned animals needing help.  If these hurricanes have shown us anything, it's to think ahead and make sure to have a plan in place for your pets if our immediate area ever experiences such a disaster.  

Read the SPCA's tips if ever such an event makes it way into the Southern Maryland area.  




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