Welcome

July/August 2021

HAL Friends and Supporters,

In case you have not heard, our veterinary partner’s hospital (Port Royal Veterinary Hospital) was recently hit by a tornado. For details and pictures, check out the Island Packet article:
https://www.islandpacket.com/…/weathe…/article252713663.html
PRVH is doing everything to keep their clients informed via their Facebook page. They intend to rebuild and come back better than ever. However they have a huge unexpected insurance deductible standing in their way.  PRVH not only helps HAL, but it helps other rescue organizations — Broken Tails, Noah’s Ark, Beaufort County Animal Services, Hilton Head Humane Association and Little Friends Wildlife Center.  There are many ways you can help:

  • go to the BBC or Blackstone’s Cafe 7/26 – 8/1 and have a meal.  They are donating 10% of their gross revenues to PRVH Relief Fund.
  • attend the Benefit on July 28 at the Community Beer Garden
  • participate in dog photo contests and other venues…watch for on PRVH facebook page
  • Donate $$$ via

Venmo:

https://venmo.com/code…

PayPal:
https://www.paypal.me/PortRoyalVetDonate

GoFundMe Port Royal, SC
ELSA Tornado destroys Port Royal Vet Hospital
https://gofund.me/61147fc2

Checks
Attn: Tornado fund
Port Royal Veterinary Hospital
1502 Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935

Adoption

We partner with two pet adoption websites, Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet, to advertise and showcase our foster animals. Our primary goal is to find the right match for the family and the pet to ensure a permanent, loving stable home.Our most recent success story is Nyssa aka India, a beautiful, solid grey cat.  Nyssa’s new family is from Savannah, Georgia and they are very loving and patient with our shy girl. She also has a new fur friend. They helped her adjust to her new surroundings. In the morning, Mitzi makes murmuring sounds and then gives sweet kisses to her new caretakers. Even though she was homeless and cautious, she really wanted to love and be loved in return. She just needed time and the right family.

Missing Pets
One in three pets will get lost in their lifetime, so it important to do preventative measures in advance.  First, ensure that your dogs AND cats are microchipped. If they get lost, pets with microchips are much more likely to be reunited with their owners. Be sure to keep your contact information associated with your pet’s microchip up to date.
In addition, collars can help.  For cats, Velcro or breakaway collars are the best option.  For dogs, collars must be the right size and weight so they fit properly.  If your pet goes missing, a collar is an easy visual identifier for neighbors and friends.  Another good preventative measure is training.  Practice calling your pet and getting it to come — yes, even cats.  Lastly, be sure to have good pictures of your pet, in case you need one for a missing pet flyer.

Once your pet has gone missing, use the helpful information on the “Missing Pets” page.  It contains tactical tips on how and where to search for your pet, who to inform when your pet is missing, and even provides a template for a lost pet flyer that you can easily customize.  Browse through this information so that you are prepared in case your pet goes missing. Your pets will most likely not come home on their own.  It is up to you to find them.  Be a detective and gather clues when you go door to door passing out your flyer.  Talk to everyone in the household especially the kids.  Your furry friend is depending on you to find them.

Finally…
Don’t forget to keep up-to-date on our HAL news and events via our “Facebook” page.   HAL is a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL) and all donations are tax deductible.   Be sure to select “Humane Association of the Lowcountry Fund” from the drop down box. We are a small charity and sincerely appreciate your support.
Kate Zalusky
Director
Humane Association of the Lowcountry(HAL)

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