Shelter Needs and News

Our shelter will now have a weekly list of needed items. Please check back often. 🙂the

The HSCC shelter is in need of a few specific items this week (and always):

paper towels
liquid laundry detergent
Simple Green cleaner
light bulbs (LED preferred)

You can drop these items off at our Resale Shop (across from the Cherokee Nation), Petsense (in our donation bucket), at our shelter, or you can purchase them from our Amazon wishlist and it will be mailed to us.
https://www.amazon.com/…/wishl…/1X30K9MS6F3LK/ref=cm_sw_su_w

As always, we appreciate all of the help and support our animal loving friends give us. Please help us get the word out by sharing this message. Thank you!

Our shelter also has some news about our Resale Shop:

resale summer hours

The Humane Society Resale Shop has new summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please come visit to purchase or donate items. All proceeds directly benefit the animals at our shelter.

17736 South Muskogee Ave. (Across from the Cherokee Nation Complex)

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Chili’s of Tahlequah is hosting a Give Back Event on April 26, 2016. Dine at Chili’s between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and let your wait staff know that you are there for the HSCC and 10% of your ticket will be donated to the HSCC.

There are many ways to share this message with the wait staff. Print and bring the poster or ticket to the restaurant and give it to your wait staff , show the wait staff the poster or ticket on your phone, or just mention the fundraiser. As long as they know you’re there for us, then you’re good.

Please feel free to print poster or tickets and share with your friends, also share on your social media sites.
Let’s fill Chili’s with animal lovers!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/601843199967114/
Sharing is caring. 🙂

Please feel free to print and distribute posters or tickets.

The Resale Shop is ready for your items!

The Resale shop has done its spring cleaning and has room for dishes, cookware, knick knacks, furniture and sporting goods. Resale shop hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30.
We’re sorry but we can’t accept clothing, old TV’s or computers because of space constraints.

Remember, if you can’t adopt, Foster. If you can’t Foster, Sponsor. If you can’t Sponsor, Volunteer. If you can’t Volunteer, Donate, educate, network. EVERYONE can do SOMETHING to help save a life.

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Donate to the new Cat Shelter Fund

Hello!

The HSCC is raising funds to build a new cat shelter on our grounds. We are already on our way, but we need just a bit more donations.

If you would like to donate, please use this button to donate online:









If you would rather, you can always send a check or money order to our address:

HSCC
P.O. Box 1354
Tahlequah, OK 74465

Please attach a note to the mailed donation letting us know that it is for the Cat building fund.

 

Thank you!

Doggie tips for new parents & Black cats/dogs

Planning a family?

Here is an open letter to all of us humans from the dog.

Dear Mom,

I’m almost six months into this being a big brother thing, and I have to say, it’s not at all what I expected.

You being pregnant was the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. You spent extra time on the couch (read: cuddling). You even grew a perfect pillow for me to rest my head on. You told me you loved me, your firstborn, that you wouldn’t love me any less when my perfect pillow gave way to a squishy, smelly, screaming, tiny human-alien hybrid (oh wait, I didn’t know that part yet).

Continue reading at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-awsumb/9-newbaby-gripes-from-the-family-dog_b_7562710.html

Black rescue animals have less chance of finding homes- even at our shelter.

Cats or dogs that wear a black coat are less likely to be adopted and if they are adopted it takes much longer. Is a little superstition really that influential?

A photographer set out to address this issue.

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy's studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. (Fred Levy via AP)
In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy’s studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf. (Fred Levy via AP)

It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake off.

A woman was talking about “Black Dog Syndrome” — a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of superstition or a notion that black dogs are aggressive. Experts debate whether it’s a myth or reality, but it struck Levy.

“A dog shouldn’t be overlooked just because of its coat,” Levy said. “That’s a minor element when it comes to the dog.”

Continue reading at http://news.yahoo.com/pet-photo-series-aims-counter-black-dog-theory-162950844.html

 

Membership Drive

Have you been considering joining the HSCC? Now is the time!

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We are pushing a new member drive right now. Starting today and ending April 30th, if you join the HSCC as a new member then you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to PetSense!

Find pdf app, online app, and more information about joining at:
http://www.humanecherokeecounty.org/join
Please share this with all your friends so that they can get their name in the drawing as well.