June 2017
Humanely Speaking
HSWCTN Newsletter

My name is Java and this is my story.  

I was a homeless, single mom with seven puppies. No one wanted me anymore, so they took me to a great big place and left me there with my puppies. My puppies were just two-days old. I was very scared, but I had my babies with me and that was all that mattered.   

We received a call from a local animal shelter asking if we could take Java and her babies.  Our immediate response, absolutely!  One of our volunteers picked up this sweet girl and her babies.  Java was not in great shape and this definitely was not her first litter of puppies. She loved her puppies and was a bit protective of them, but we noticed that Java was not producing as much milk as was needed to nurse seven puppies, so we had to remove three of the puppies and place them with a bottle feeding volunteer.  Java weaned her puppies at a very young age and now it was her turn to receive medical treatment.  

Become a Faithful Friend
Become a Faithful Friend by joining our monthly giving program! Monthly giving is an easy way to help The Humane Society of Washington County  and gives us a consistent stream of support for the animals in our care and offering them a second chance.   Your monthly contribution will be automatically charged to your credit card at the same time each month until you cancel. A minimum $5 monthly contribution is required for participation in this life-saving program.

Confessions of a Foster Mom

I want to start off by letting everyone know that I am a hard working volunteer, I just can't foster dogs.  To give a bit of history, I have a rescue dog named Molly who just doesn't like other dogs and she really doesn't like cats at all.  I love dogs and cats, but I really love dogs, especially large breed dogs and most of all pit bulls.  That's what Molly is.  I found her when she was just a baby.  We couldn't find her owners and she came to live with me. Now, 10 years later she is my spoiled baby and I have probably caused a bit of the other dog issue because she has been an only child.  Then it happened, Tootie arrived and everything changed.

Fostering Saves Lives

Why should I foster a dog or cat?
Fostering a dog or cat is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you're:
  • freeing up a spot so The Humane Society  can take in another dog or cat

  • giving your foster dog or cat the time he or she needs to be ready for adoption.
  • helping the Humane Society learn more about the dog or cat so he or she can end up in the best home possible.
  • socializing the dog or cat to a home environment and possibly getting him or her used to being around other pets and different types of people.

Become a foster family and be part of our live saving village.

For more information about fostering for The Humane Society of Washington County, please click   the link below: 


Or if you are ready to get started, click a link below to apply to become a Foster Home:


Happy Tails
From This
Winky came from a hoarding situation in Johnson City.  She arrived with a horrible upper respiratory infection which had impacted her eye.  It was so swollen it wouldn't open and we were advised that she would most likely lose her eye.              

To This
Today, through much love and care from her foster family, has recovered, she kept her eye even though she have very little if any vision in it.  The next step for this little darling is to find her forever home.

Pets of the Month
I ndy - 3 Year Old Princess

Hi, my name is Indy and I'm on the search for my new Family. I'm around 3 years old and I'm what people call a Pit Bull Terrier. Don't be scared, because I'm just a lovable, happy girl. I've got great house manners and I've been going to obedience training the past few months. I walk great on a leash, I'm house trained, I like other dogs, I do like to play, but also like to just hang out with my Human, and I'm very smart. My weakest quality is I don't care for Cats very much. Oh well, nobody's perfect! I'd love to be your new Family member, so look me up!

Elliott - The Doorstep Kitty

This little fellow's name is Elliott. He was left on a doorstep this  weekend( not in a carrier, but sitting on the doorstep, literally) and  waited patiently until someone could please find him and take care of him.
Someone did, and he was so grateful. He has been vetted, including the  removal of SO many fleas. He has thanked us many times with kisses and  loving glances, and wants someone to please hold him, or sit near him,  a  lot, so he knows that he is safe and with people.  He is in a wonderful  foster home, and on day one, found himself a great place to sleep. This
sweet baby, as well as many others, needs a home. 

Why Spay and Neuter Your Pet

Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct. 

Removing a female dog or cat's ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to owner frustration. Removing the testes from male dogs and cats reduces the breeding instinct, making them less inclined to roam and more content to stay at home. 

Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help protect them from some serious health problems later in life such as uterine infections and breast cancer. Neutering your male pet can also lessen its risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate gland) and testicular cancer. 

The procedure has no effect on a pet's intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt. Some pets tend to be better behaved following surgical removal of their ovaries or testes, making them more desirable companions.

Kip and Addie's Re-Tail Store

Kip and Addie's retail store is open.  We have Sticky Paws Treats that are made locally.  Gifts for a pet lover in your life, greeting cards T-Shirts, leashes, collars plus mores .  Our gift shop is located at 2101 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City. 

New T-shirts have arrived.

Support While you Shop!
Kroger Community Rewards
Update:  Each year Kroger required that you updated your charity of choice.  Please visit their website and confirm The Humane Society of Washington County. Are you a faithful Kroger shopper?  Have you registered your Kroger Card with the Kroger Community Rewards program?  If you haven't, it is EASY - follow these simple steps!

  1. Visit this website
  2. Sign in to your online account or create an account.
  3. Scroll down until you find the orange "Enroll"
  4. Find The Humane Society of Washington County (#88662) and click Save!

Everytime you shop at Kroger's and use your Plus Card, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Humane Society of Washington County.  If you have been enrolled for a year, don't forget to re-enroll on Kroger's website under your account. 






Walk Your Dog and Support 

Don't just take your dog for a walk... Take your Walk for a Dog! Go to WoofTrax.com, download the app, and support The Humane Society of Washington County every time you walk your dog.

The more people who use the app, the more donations we receive.  It's that simple!
Get Started today.  Download the app on your phone, choose your state (TN), under search enter, The Humane Society of Washington County, choose The Humane Society of Washington County and you are ready to start.  Best of all, "It's Free!"

What's Happening

Pints for Paws 

June 23, 2017 - Join us on the patio of Yee-Haw Brewing Company and have a brew for the paws.  For every pint sold, Yee-Haw donates $1.00 to the Humane Society.
  Need directions to Yee-Haw, click here

Volunteer Orientation

June 13, 2017 - Register online to become a volunteer and attend our next orientation
.  Click here to learn more.  

Petsmart Adoptions

June 17, 2017 - Petsmart located in Johnson City, TN.  come out and see our adoptable animals.


Now, I'm asking you, can you help?  Open up your home and  Foster  one of these lost souls, it costs you nothing, but a piece of your heart, be a volunteer at an upcoming event or donate what your budget will allow, no amount is too small in the lives of these animals. Help us give them the love, promise and security they so need until the forever home of their dreams is found.



Lucinda Grandy, President
The Humane Society of Washington County