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.

Monthly Meeting Update

Update:​

The February meeting of the Humane Society of Cherokee County will be held on Monday,February 23rd at 6:00 PM at the Tahlequah Public Library.
The meeting is normally held the third Monday of each month but the library will be closed the third Monday due to President’s Day.  Beginning in March, we will resume our third Monday meeting date.

Raise Money for HSCC Using WoofTrax Walk for a Dog App.

 

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We are happy to announce that our shelter is now a part of the Walk for a Dog application!

You can now go to WoofTrax.com and dowload their App for your phone. Choose the Humane Society of Cherokee County as your rescue of choice and then log your walks with this App. WoofTrax will then send us donations for every mile you walk! The more walkers and miles, the more donations!!

Please share this information with your friends and family. Every little bit makes a difference!