bring cheer to a shelter animal

donate an item
from our holiday wish list

Special discount on female cat spay surgeries

December item of the month

kongs

We use Kongs on a regular basis as a reward and enrichment activity for the shelter dogs. Kongs
are very strong so we don’t have to worry about our dogs tearing them up. They can also be filled
with treats, like peanut butter, which is a favorite with our pups. Our shelter dogs thank you for your
donations with their happy tails!

With each donation your name will be entered
into a drawing for a FREE spay/neuter surgery

December volunteer spotlight

Mary Beth Hollar

Mary Beth Hollar’s relationship with HSCC began with an adoption. She followed our social media accounts and became aware of a shelter dog named Mr. Bojangles, a Pit Bull who was being treated at HSCC after an extreme case of neglect and abuse. In following his story she found herself in love with a dog she had never met, and felt compelled to offer her home to him. In 2012 Mr. Bojangles joined the Hollar family. Two years into the adoption she became aware of another Pit Bull at the shelter who had come from a background of abuse, named Smiley, and felt that the time had come to give back. Bojangles and Smiley were the first of many dogs at the shelter to call Mary Beth their friend. Over the years she has been a regular dog walker, and a familiar face at events. She is an advocate for Pit Bulls and helps to shed a positive light on a breed that is often misunderstood.

In January of this year, her beloved companion Mr. Bojangles passed from this life. In coping with the loss of her friend and the accompanying grief, Mary Beth decided to take on a new roll at the shelter as a foster mother. Since January she has given a loving foster home to five families; a total of 30 puppies and four mothers. In one extreme case she stepped in as a surrogate mom to a litter of pups whose mother passed during an emergency C-Section. She has spent many sleepless nights by their sides conducting late night feedings and monitoring their overall health. Her home has been transformed into foster central with the entirety of her downstairs living area devoted to the foster dogs in her care.

Mary Beth has gone above and beyond to help the animals in her community. Giving her time, her home, her energy, and all her heart to assist in any way that she can to make the world a better place for homeless animals. We are blessed to count her among our core of volunteers and grateful for her selfless acts of love and dedication. On behalf of the staff and the animals at HSCC
we offer a heartfelt thank you this December to our dear friend Mary Beth Hollar.

shelter dog getaway program

We are currently looking for volunteers to give some of our dogs a little “vacation” away from the shelter. All you need to do is pick up a dog on Friday (from a list of approved dogs) and bring them back Monday! This is an easy way to enrich the lives of our dogs and give them a break from the sometimes stressful life of living in a shelter.

To get started, just fill out a foster application. Your time with them will provide us with useful information about how they do in a home so that we can get them adopted easier. Call or stop by either shelter and ask about our Shelter Dog Getaway Program.

hscc proudly intoduces

shelterlife

A new line of high quality apparel for the pet enthusiast. All proceeds from the sale of shelterLIFE go directly to assisting homeless cats and dogs in our community. With the holiday season quickly approaching knock out your Christmas shopping with one stop by the Hickory shelter. Our winter line features high quality puffer vests and quarter zip athletic shirts for men and women, engraved tumblers, canvas totes, and embroidered key chains.

HSCC is proud to partner with

 

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