PAWgress Newsletter                                                                               May 2016 
  Issue # 5

Kennel Hours
HSCC believes in our mission of saving more lives and helping our community. To save more and help more, we will now be open more! HSCC wants to make sure that we do not miss you or the opportunity to have a pet find their new forever home!  Please visit us often during our new shelter hours!

HSCC will now open every day 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Extended hours on Thursday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Fun May Events
Petco National Adoption Event May 7th
Lure Chasing Fun @ MD DogFest May 14 & 15

Don't miss any of the HSCC fun and exciting events happening in May.

On Friday, May 6th, stop by the shelter between 11-6 pm and cast your vote for your favorite poster drawn by local school aged artists in honor of "Be Kind to Animals" week. The theme is "We're Better Together."  Your vote counts! Click here for info and prizes.

Saturday, May 7th -- HSCC adoptable pets will be visiting Petco in Waldorf, MD, during their National Adoption Event. Come out for a visit.

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15 Maryland DogFest "Lure Chasing Course"

Come out and join the Humane Society of Charles County as we take our "Lure Chasing Course" on the road to the   Maryland DogFest   held on May 14 and 15 at the Charles County Fairgrounds.  There is a $10 entry fee into the Lure Chasing Course, and all proceeds will go directly to the homeless pets at the HSCC shelter.  

We will also have some of our adoptable dogs available to meet and greet with you at the "Adoption Zone" area!  Don't miss this fun and exciting dog friendly event. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -   If you would like to volunteer and help at the shelter during this event, please signup via SignUp Genius  HERE
Don't miss any of our upcoming May events -- CLICK HERE
April Pet Adoptions

In April, 89 homeless pets are no longer homeless! Thank you for adopting and saving a life!  If you are considering adding a furry family member, please consider adoption.  

See all Available DOGS
See all Available CATS
See all Available SMALL PETS
2016 Summer Camps
The Humane Society of Charles County is gearing up for some of the most exciting and fun filled summer camps in the Southern Maryland area.
Starting late June into August, 4 weeks of various animal themed camps will be offered for various ages.

NEWLY ADDED "Animal Safari" Camp for our wee little campers (ages 4-5) June 20-24th, from 9:00am - 1:00pm.  

Pay online for each camp, print out and email the registration form to CGonzales@humanesocietycc.org

Pet Boarding

Did you know the Humane Society of Charles County has pet boarding available?  

Dedicated team members will make sure that your pet is safe and happy while you enjoy your vacation.
For our Feline Friends -- New Construction on a "Kitty Kottage" will be starting soon!  We will be catering to the felines that board with us, by expanding and improving our feline boarding ar ea.  We will be converting the adorable homey cottage into our very own "Kitty Kottage." While boarding, your felines will have their very own quiet homelike place to relax, stretch out, climb around and feel like they are still at home. Check ba ck soon, constructing is just beginning!    

CLICK HERE for more information about our boarding.
Volunteers are the Lifeline of the Shelter
May Volunteer Orientation

Join HSCC on May 7, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to learn all about the volunteer opportunities available.   
Location:  71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD
Adoptable Dog Spotlight:  Leon 

The HSCC shelter staff have named him Leon. There isn't much known about him, other than he's handsome.  He came to the shelter after being found wondering around Pinefield Road, in Waldorf.  

Leon is a happy boy who is energetic and pretty. He'd be a great jogging, bike riding or running partner.

If you would like to meet Leon, just stop by during normal business hours to interact with this charming young man.

Adoptable Cat Spotlight:  Monday 

Monday has a sad story but he's waiting patiently for a happy ending.  He was brought in to the shelter nine months ago when his owner went into a nursing home.  He went from a quiet, comfortable lifestyle to the noisy life at the shelter.  Monday became very depressed, stopped eating and hid in a box in his cage for two months.  With the help of dedicated shelter volunteers, Monday  slowly adjusted to shelter life and now interacts with the other cats and visitors in Kitty City.  However, during the day, Monday  prefers to sleep on top of the cages away from the activity, which makes it difficult for him to be seen and adopted.  We are hoping just the right person is reading this now, will see Monday's picture, and will come visit him and welcome this quiet kitty into their home.  At only seven, he still has many years left to chase away those Monday Blues.

The Animals Need Your Help!!!
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Donate Online to help us continue our mission of saving the lives of animals.

On April 16, 2016, this little fella was found curled up in a field barely able to move. Animal control brought him to our shelter for care.  The team members named him Walter.  Walter is guesstimated to be around 7-9 years old, which is still young for a little Chihuahua.  As you can see, the day he came to our shelter, he was severely emaciated, dehydrated, and had sores on his body.  It just so happened on that day, we held a Dog Foster Orientation, and Walter found a new foster who would feed him roughly every three (3) hours slowly until he regained some strength.  As you can see, Walter is looking so handsome after just 10 days.  What aided Walter, was a nice quiet foster home that allowed him to rest and recuperate, instead of a shelter that sometimes is a little more noisy.  Walter is updated on all of his shots, and will be available for adoption soon once he feels better.   

We'd love to tell you that the Walters of the world are few and far between, but that unfortunately is not the case.  There are many pets that come to us that need our vet care and a place to call home for just a little while.  This is why your donations are so important to our shelter, so that Walter could get the veterinarian care he needed, a foster home to fatten him up a bit and a new lease on life as a spoiled little lap dog, who runs through the fields, instead of sleeping in them.  A donation of any amount will help support our shelter so that we can continue the mission of caring for the homeless pets, regardless of how they come to our shelter. 

If you would like to learn more about fostering, please email fosters@humanesocietycc.org

When you shop at smile.amazon, you can designate the Humane Society of Charles County as your charity.  You shop and a portion of the proceeds go directly to our shelter. 

If you could donate, any amount would be very much appreciated.  Click the Donate Online button below.
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Walk In Pet Services Available
NOW OPENED 7 Days - 11 am - 6 pm
"Low Cost Walk-In Pet Services" 

The following services will be offered for walk-in's 7 days a week, no appointment necessary!

Microchipping - $30
Nail Clipping - $10
Anal Gland Expression  - call for pricing
Ear Cleaning - call for pricing

No appointment needed for the above services.

$15 rabies vaccinations available by appointment -- Please call 301-645-8181 to schedule a rabies vaccine, or visit one of our upcoming Rabies Clinics.