Humane Society of Loudoun County

Humane Society of Loudoun County www.humaneloudoun.org
The Humane Society of Loudoun County, VA (HSLC) is a no kill, volunteer animal welfare organization founded in 1966 to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, feral, and neglected animals. Our mission is to partner with our community to save more animals and achieve a No Kill Community.
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We are a foster based, all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization All our programs are based on the 11 Components of the No Kill Equation. Our programs include Rescue, Foster and Adoption, a CommunityCats/TNR & Barn Cats program, Pet Pantry, Humane Education and Low Cost Spay/Neuter. All donations are tax-deductible.

Mission: We are a foster based volunteer organization that partners with our community to save more animals and achieve a No Kill Community. .

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The last week of September is Deaf Dog Awareness week. If you’ve ever had a deaf dog or a dog with hearing loss, you kno...
09/21/2020

The last week of September is Deaf Dog Awareness week. If you’ve ever had a deaf dog or a dog with hearing loss, you know that it takes a little extra care to communicate with these special dogs, but once you do, you’ll have a faithful friend for life.

The main difference between deaf dogs and dogs that can hear, is how you communicate with them. Because they can’t hear, deaf dogs are reliant on visual cues, and this is where hand signals come in.

Positive reinforcement is the way to go when teaching your deaf pup new command signals. Make sure you reward your dog handsomely when training – it’s amazing how fast they’ll catch on when motivated by hot dogs or some other tasty morsels.

Peggy and her kittens were rescued in the nick of time.  Peggy had a terribly mangled leg and foot, and couldn't produce...
09/21/2020

Peggy and her kittens were rescued in the nick of time. Peggy had a terribly mangled leg and foot, and couldn't produce milk for her starving babies. But, thanks to our generous supporters, Peggy and her family received the urgent medical care they desperately needed.

Because her injury was so severe, Peggy's leg needed to be amputated. Fortunately, cats do quite well with three legs (remember Mr. Meow Meow/Lt. Dan?) and Peggy is no exception. She enjoys hopping around like a cute bunny and is getting stronger every day. With her kittens adopted, now she just needs the right home where she can continue to feel loved and discover the joys of being a cat!

To learn more about Peggy's story: https://humaneloudoun.org/adopt/available-cats/

09/20/2020
These two gents need a home if you are looking for Beagles to love.
09/19/2020

These two gents need a home if you are looking for Beagles to love.

Meet Milton and Bentley, two young beagle boys who's owner passed away. These two were considered family to their owner, and a dear friend wanted to honor him by keeping his dogs safe until a proper home could be found. They are wonderful dogs who have been lovingly cared for. They have been routinely vetted and know how to behave inside. They have already lost their home and their family, so we would love to keep them together so they don't lose one another, too. They race and wrestle and thoroughly enjoy one another's company. Milton is 3 years old and 36 lbs. Bentley is 2 years old and 28 lbs. They are friendly and happy guys. They would very much like to have a securely fenced yard. These fellows are as close to "instant pet" as we ever have. Milton will be neutered on October 14 and can go home shortly thereafter.
If you're interested, please go to our website, download the Adopter Profile and e-mail it back to [email protected].

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is dedicated to helping improve the lives of the mothers, fathers and the puppies that are bred...
09/19/2020

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is dedicated to helping improve the lives of the mothers, fathers and the puppies that are bred in puppy mills. This annual event aims to raise awareness of the plight of these puppies and their parents and put an end to the practices of back-yard breeders.

If you’re considering a new pet, consider adopting from a shelter. Even pure-bred animals find their way to the shelter. Many people adopt a dog and are unprepared for the responsibility that accompanies a puppy or adult dog. Whether the training or another reason causes the pet to end up at a shelter, an opportunity for a new home awaits them.

There are still hundreds of thousands of dogs living in heartbreaking conditions in puppy mills across the nation. These dogs are kept in outdoor kennels or caged in darkness, without adequate food, water or veterinary care. We are shown spotless, adorable puppies in shop windows and on pet-selling websites, but the facilities they come from and their parents—the breeding dogs still trapped in these places—remain hidden.

The Army of the Kind.
09/19/2020

The Army of the Kind.

THANK YOU to all the firefighters, volunteers, and organizations helping wildlife survive the fires across the West Coast!

09/18/2020
DON’T SCROLL PAST! Look at this super cutie.This is Pixie and she’s perfect! Pocket-sized Pixie is a total delight.  She...
09/18/2020

DON’T SCROLL PAST! Look at this super cutie.

This is Pixie and she’s perfect! Pocket-sized Pixie is a total delight. She is equal parts sweet and playful. She really enjoys snuggling on or near her foster mom, and also cuddles up to the resident cats who outweigh her by 12 lbs. Her confidence and sweet demeanor make her the perfect companion. She’s always purring! She’d love to be adopted with her siblings Podrick and/or Panga, or into a home with another animal for company.

To learn more about Pixie and all of our available cats and kittens, please visit our website: https://humaneloudoun.org/adopt/available-cats/

Loudoun County Animal Services
09/17/2020

Loudoun County Animal Services

Ashburn we need your help! Lost Dog - Do Not Chase!

Muffin was adopted today! But what should have been a wonderful afternoon for her new, loving family, quickly turned into a nightmare. Muffin got spooked while on a walk, slipped out of her collar and took off for the nearby woods.

Please share this post and practice kindness in comments - the family has been out all night searching with staff and are very worried about Muffin.

She was last see on Highland Vista Drive in Ashburn around 7:15pm. Please keep your eyes opened for her and do not approach or chase her! Call/text 571-233-1946 to report sightings.

Dogs follow their noses to help farmers fight pests
09/16/2020
Dogs follow their noses to help farmers fight pests

Dogs follow their noses to help farmers fight pests

Dogs have been by humans’ sides for more than 15,000 years and we’re still learning about all they can do. From sniffing out illnesses in humans to finding contraband at

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
09/15/2020

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

There are MANY different types of glue traps and ALL of them cause immense suffering prior to death for their victims. While some types of adhesives can be removed with relative ease, the thicker, gel-like adhesives can be extremely challenging.

This snake’s finder was able to get the patient off of the trap, but was unable to remove the adhesive from the animal’s skin. It took our staff approximately 90 minutes to safely remove the adhesive from this snake. That amount of time spent removing adhesive would be far too stressful for the animal without the heavy sedation that was used. We also waited 24 hours after intake to remove the adhesive as the patient was severely dehydrated, weak, and not yet stable for such a procedure.

This snake is now doing well and will be released in the next few days. This patient was lucky. Though most glue trap victims we admit survive, those that are removed from the trap prior to admission have a much worse prognosis. In some cases, we suspect this high mortality is due to the stress they suffer while being removed from the trap using inappropriate techniques. Additionally, many finders try to use oil-based products to free the animal and cannot adequately remove the oil leading animals that groom to ingest lethal amounts.

In general, we DO NOT recommend removing the animal yourself, but rather covering the trap with a hand towel and getting it straight to a rehabilitator. The sticky portion can be covered with tissue, flour, or corn starch to avoid further adhesion to new parts of the trap.

If you know of people/businesses using/selling glue traps, please reach out to them and explain the dangers of these traps. If you find an animal on a glue trap, please call your closest permitted rehabilitator right away.

#GlueTraps #WildlifeRehab #EasternRatsnake

09/15/2020
National Equine Resource Network Take this opportunity to teach your animals to load. Teach them to load into big traile...
09/14/2020

National Equine Resource Network

Take this opportunity to teach your animals to load. Teach them to load into big trailers, small trailers, ramp trailers, step up trailers. Practice loading calmly and then while acting stressed. Practice loading in the dark and in the day. Practice having a stranger load them. Teach your horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, chickens etc to get in trailers or crates. If you don’t have a trailer make a plan with a friend who does. Make sure your property is well marked with a non flammable sign and has access for trucks and trailers. Make a plan for what you would do if a fire was coming near you. Practice that plan like you and your pets/livestock’s lives depend on it, because guess what? They do.

Merritt Clark

As our opportunities to get out of the house improve, we must not forget the dogs we are leaving behind. Those beings wh...
09/14/2020
Our dogs have been there for us. Will we be there for them when the pandemic ends?

As our opportunities to get out of the house improve, we must not forget the dogs we are leaving behind. Those beings who kept us company during the long months when we were too afraid to venture out now in turn deserve our support in protecting them from loneliness. We should slowly get them back into expecting us to leave the house without them by going off on dogless errands from time to time so that they are not taken too much by surprise when duty and pleasure calls us away without them.

When life returns to normal, we mustn’t abandon our pets to loneliness.

09/13/2020
09/12/2020
Never forget. 9-11-01
09/11/2020

Never forget.
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09/11/2020
Foster parents are extraordinary people. They take rescued animals into their hearts and homes and provide a critical br...
09/10/2020

Foster parents are extraordinary people. They take rescued animals into their hearts and homes and provide a critical bridge from an animal's former life (stray, abused, high-kill shelter) to their loving forever homes. Please take a moment to thank the fosters who are saving lives every single day with their time, energy and compassion.

https://humaneloudoun.org/get-involved/fosters-needed/

#adoptdontshop
09/09/2020

#adoptdontshop

09/09/2020
09/08/2020
Best of luck to students, teachers and parents on the first day of school!
09/08/2020

Best of luck to students, teachers and parents on the first day of school!

09/06/2020
09/05/2020
09/05/2020
BRSpangler

Thanks BRSpangler for choosing HSLC as one of the beneficiaries of your signing donations!

Save the Date, Saturday September 12th, join me at the Robeks Grand Opening in Ashburn, VA where I am signing books, beginning at 11am.

Come and enjoy a healthy and delicious Robeks smoothie and pick up a signed book for free with your donation to a great cause. I’ll have a stack of my mysteries, crime thrillers and psychological fiction books to give away (while supplies last).

All book signing donations to go to the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington, Inc. and Humane Society of Loudoun County.

When: Saturday September 12th, beginning at 11 am
Where: Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies (43145 Broadlands Plaza Ashburn, VA)

Your safety is first and foremost, book signing activities to take place with Covid safety protocols in place.

Awwwww...
09/04/2020

Awwwww...

09/04/2020
Sierra Club

Happy Friday!

A flock (or flamboyance) of flamingos

As children, many of us learned that cats and dogs are “colorblind” or see the world in “black and white”—but that’s not...
09/03/2020
How cats and dogs see the world

As children, many of us learned that cats and dogs are “colorblind” or see the world in “black and white”—but that’s not entirely true.

Dogs and cats don't see as clearly as humans—and they're lacking in the color department—but they can see movement much better than we can.

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This is a long shot, but... A family adopted a female #tortoiseshell #cat from me about ten years ago (I rescued/adopted a pregnant cat who had kittens). When that family moved to an apartment in 2013, they gave their cat, named K-T, to their cousins who were renting a house with some barns in #Purcellville and K-T became a barn cat. Unfortunately, the cousins moved away a few years ago and left K-T behind at the residence/barns. I just learned about this from K-T's original owners and I made contact with the current renter, but he said he has never seen K-T. I am just wondering if anyone in this area has ever seen K-T or has possibly even given her a home? I'm saddened by this situation and just hope & pray that K-T is being cared for. Of course, I would adopt her today if she was found and didn't have a home. I still have K-T's mama cat and two other siblings. As far as I know, K-T was last seen around Hillsboro Rd/Short Hill Rd area not far from the Loudoun Nursery, Purcellville Water Treatment Plant, The Mews, Woodgrove High School and Walsh Family Wine. These photos are from 2013. (Is anyone able to tag these locations)? Are there any cat colonies around here? If you know of anywhere else I can post this, please let me know (I reside in Hampton Roads). Thank you so much. ❤️
HELP FIND SAMUEL Sioma (Samuel, Sam) is a black domestic SH cat 1 year old. “Bilingual”: responds to “Ks-ks-ks” and “kitty kitty kitty”. Slipped through the door on May, 24 late evening on Colecroft Sq, Ashburn. Chipped, no collar. Has two white spots on his neck and under the belly (like bow and underwear). Please, call 571-325-8528 (Anna) or 571-325-8525(Maksym) if seen or found. Or contact me in DM. Thank you!
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Phantom (now Phoenix) says he doesn't care about distancing but just in case he will act as my mask!
I guess Phantom is my valentine this year. I got a morning kiss, now if I can just get him to make me breakfast in bed!
Animals are so nurturing.
LONG HAIR KITTY SEEN RUNNING IN SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT IN LEESBURG VIRGINIA UNDER PARKED CARS TONIGHT AROUND 7PM. COULD NOT GET A GOOD LOOK AT THE KITTY. LOOKED MEDIUM SIZE, DARK IN COLOR, LONG HAIR. SORRY WAS DRIVING IN OPPOSITE SIDE. COULD NOT GET PICTURES. sHOPPING CENTER IS LEESBURG PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER - 500 EAST MARKET STREET LEESBURG VIRGINIA .
It has been a little bit over a year since we brought Mayo home from the shelter. She has become a happy kitty even though she spent the first couple of weeks under the bed.
We adopted Willow (seen at the end of the video) last year and her momma from Humane Society of Loudoun. Yes, when we adopt them, we love them and their mischiefs. I can’t keep them off the tree. They keep on steeling the ornaments. 😂
Come visit the HSLC at Bluemont Fair.
I have a 1 year old cat, she is spayed and has her vaccines. I found out last night that my brother is very allergic, so I cannot keep her anymore. She is very loving, good with kids and needs a new home ASAP.
Adoption Update: Sally (now Lainee) 💕 I adopted Sally about a year ago now. She is an absolutely ridiculous bundle of goofball love. She is spoiled rotten by my family and loves to come with me wherever she can. I take her to Bible study and she runs around, plopping herself down in front of any source of affection. And. She. Milks. It. They love her to death, we love her to death, and I’m so grateful to have such a loving and goofy dog in my life. 💕 (I have loads more pictures but I had to pick the best one for this post of her all geared up for a car ride. 😂)