National Specially-abled Pets Day
Happy #SpeciallyAbledPetsDay!! Tag us to show us your specially abled fur baby!!
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.
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. .
National Specially-abled Pets Day
Happy #SpeciallyAbledPetsDay!! Tag us to show us your specially abled fur baby!!
The "care reaction" emoji we need 😻
May is National Bike Month.
It's Friday (right?) Let's see some photos of your furry "co-workers".
Are you a "Jeopardy" fan? Well, if there was a feline version, my smarts would give the competition a run for their money while my raven-haired beauty would woo the fellas.
Not only am I the purrfect mix of beauty and brains, but with ten years of experience under my belt, my social graces have been well-honed. I enjoy socializing, sweet snuggles and plenty of affection, and I take my daily dose of hyperthyroid medicine without a fuss.
So how about selecting Best Cats for Zero Dollars*, Alex, and walking away with this Jeopardy jackpot?
*Midnight's $150 adoption fee is completely waived thanks to her many guardian angels. Apply for Midnight today!
Cats never needed much of an excuse to turn a cardboard box into a cozy lair. Now Samsung is helping them out.
Turn your new TV's packaging into a cat house because it's not like you have anything better to do.
Thank you to everyone who is supporting the pet pantries in our community!
Furry friends are family, and they deserve to have enough to eat, too. Do you need help accessing pet food? Some of our partner agencies supply it, so give your local pantry a call before visiting.
For more resources, access this virtual map of "pet food pantries" in Virginia: www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1DWdlgIHUC_y5CtmqhHL7utrXjjFLNyGX&ll=37.5192490602157%2C-77.20830335793545&z=8. 🐶🐱
Give Choose is just one week away. It is a day when members of the community come together to support local charities of their choice. Help us get a head start on our $7500 goal by making a life-saving donation today. All gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2000 through midnight on May 5.
To get started, click on the link below to access HSLC's profile page on the #GiveChoose2020 portal:
You'll see an overview of the work we do to help homeless and at-risk animals. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to “meet” some of the animals that have been given second chances--thanks to the generosity of our donors.
ADOPTED! This is an extra-special adoption as Calico Charlie is FeLV+. Because FeLV is contagious to other cats (not to other animals or humans), Calico Charlie needed to be in a home with other friendly FeLV+ cats, the only cat or with cats that have been vaccinated for FeLV.
FeLV+ cats can live perfectly happy lives. People who have FeLV+ cats just need to be aware that these cats may have a shorter life span and that they should be taken to a vet as soon as a problem is noticed. Many people who adopt and care for FeLV+ cats describe it as a positive, deeply rewarding experience, and that they would gladly do so again.
To adopt an FeLV+ cat, check out sweet Wally. His adoption fee is waived thanks to his guardian angel.
Going slow and building up your dog’s physical conditioning will allow you and your dog to be active together now and, in the future, and avoid canine injuries.
Thanks to COVID-19 dogs who usually spend their days looking out windows are being walked, sometimes several times a day. But is this sudden activity change safe? Here’s what you need to know about canine conditioning.
ADOPTED! As you can see, Nessie is very comfortable in her new home and is already becoming quite affectionate. Looking out the window is one of her favorite things to do!
"I love helping out because I know I am helping an animal in need so hopefully they can live the amazing life they deserve." - 12-year old Ella Simpson
By Ella Simpson Hello! My name is Ella and recently I have become a volunteer for the Humane Society. Now, I get to share my story with others, so they may learn from my experience. My mom and I absolutely adore animals. About two years ago we adopted a tortoiseshell cat that we …
On World Veterinary Day, we thank all of our vet partners who go above and beyond to save animals' lives.
“It is critical that we all work together to make sure there aren’t any unwanted or uncared for pets,” - Dr. Tania Woerner, VDM
By Valerie Burton Loudoun County is a place where animals are part of life, and compassionate, competent veterinarians abound. Many of them collaborate with the Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC) by providing discounted services, and this is an invaluable support that enables HSLC to help more....
Now more than ever, we need to take care of those in our community who are struggling. Since 2013, our pet pantry volunteers have been providing dog and cat food to families in need to help ensure they can keep their beloved pets even during difficult times.
A hearty thank you to our pet pantry volunteers!! #HSLCHeroes #NationalVolunteerWeek
Our Foster Program has the most direct impact on saving lives of any of our programs. THANK YOU to all the wonderful fosters who have opened their hearts and homes to an animal in need.
Also, thanks to all those who support the adoption process from transporting animals, to volunteering at adoption events, to processing applications. It takes a village to rescue, foster and find safe and loving homes for each animal in our care.
Applies to all pets.
Our HSLC Event volunteers help with planning, organizing, and carrying out a wide range of events from community outreach and fundraisers to socials. Due to our volunteers' efforts, HSLC is able to promote animal welfare at community events, raise donations to save animal lives, and socialize over paint, food, beverages, and games.
Thank you event volunteers!! #HSLCHeroes #NationalVolunteerWeek
To adopt Tipper, please complete an adoption application today!
Our HSLC Working-Barn Cat volunteers save imperiled feral cats by relocating them to new homes. Although you’ll find "barn" in the name, we also relocate cats to wineries, breweries, warehouses, sheds, garages, and properties with shelter. Relocation is always a last resort and takes vast amounts of volunteer time and effort to ensure successful rehoming.
Thank you Working-Barn Cat volunteers!! #HSLCHeroes #NationalVolunteerWeek
If you are interested in saving feral cats, apply to join our team as a Working-Barn cat volunteer: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3233497.jsp.
Our HSLC Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) volunteers love an adventure and aren’t worried about getting their hands dirty. They:
- TRAP: Humanely trap cats living together in outdoor colonies.
- NEUTER: Take the cats to be spay/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas/worms, and ear-tipped.
- RETURN: Return the cats to their original outdoor home.
According to the ASPCA, free-roaming cat populations managed by a high-intensity trap-neuter-return (TNR) program experience 31 times fewer preventable cat deaths than when no action at all was taken.
Thank you TNR volunteers!! #HSLCHeroes #NationalVolunteerWeek
If you are looking for an adventure, apply to join our team as one of our trappers: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3233502.jsp
Donate between April 21 and May 5 and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2000.
Early giving for Give Choose--a day when the community comes together to support local charities--starts today.
Despite these challenging times, HSLC’s all-volunteer team remains as committed as ever to help at-risk animals—from rescuing and rehoming them to keeping them with loving families who are now facing financial difficulties. Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel or postpone many fundraising events making this year’s Give Choose campaign more important than ever.
Thanks to many generous donors, all donations will be matched up to $2,000 until midnight on May 5.
However, if making a monetary donation is not possible this year, we understand and hope you will consider supporting this effort by sharing posts like this one. Together, we can make a difference in saving lives. Thank you!
A Foster-based volunteer organization that partners with the community to save more animals and achieve a No-Kill Community.
If you've had your eyes on Wally, this sweet video just might clinch the deal! Remember, his adoption fee is waived thanks to his guardian angel!
Because Wally is an FeLV+ fella, he is contagious to other cats (not to other animals or humans) and needs to be in a home with other friendly FeLV+ cats, the only cat in the household or with cats that have been vaccinated for FeLV.
Won't you give this charming and handsome cat a chance?
Happy National Volunteer Week! HSLC is incredibly thankful for our #HSLCHEROES a.k.a. volunteers. As an all-volunteer (no paid staff), foster-based (no shelter) non-profit animal welfare organization, our volunteers truly save animal lives and make a profound difference in the community. Please join us in thanking them by leaving a comment below. #nationalvolunteerweek
Bonjour! I am Gigi and I learned the social graces and impeccable manners from my family of seven years. Sadly, they fell on hard times and lost their house so had to bid me adieu.
My family loved me very much, and I'm dreaming of finding that happiness again. In my new home, I promise to uphold my reputation for being sweet and adaptable. I think you'll love my bunny-soft fur and rumbly purrs that express my appreciation. I adore having a couch to sink into, and I am happy to share it with other kitties.
Help make my dreams come true by completing an adoption application today.
NYC Dog Rescue Naming Their Adoptable Pets After Health Heroes and Essential Workers
The rescue asked people in their community to nominate heroes to be considered for the dog names
Skipper is a GREAT dog found as a stray. He’s a very smart and energetic 1-2 year-old. He might have some Huskie and Shepherd in him, along with other breeds.
Skipper is a very good boy but he can occasionally act out a little. But, he’s made a lot of progress working with a trainer. He enjoys walks/hikes as well as playing with his toys and chew sticks.
Skipper ideally would go to a home in Loudoun County with an experienced dog person and as the only pet in the home. HSLC will cover the cost of our trainer for 5-6 more individual lessons.
To adopt Skipper (or foster with intention to adopt), please complete an adoption application today.
The National Humane Education Society
Dogs in Virginia will no longer be allowed to be tied out overnight, during weather advisories, or harsh temperatures. Animal control officers will also have better ability to enforce these laws.
Read more here: https://www.nhes.org/update-gov-northam-signs-sb-272-into-law/
Donate a car, truck, or boat to help at-risk and homeless animals. The pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.
Get started at the link below:
A meteorologist's cat bombed his at-home forecast. Now Betty is his beloved co-host.
Fans have begun tuning in from around the world to see Betty just being Betty.
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