January 2022

HAL Friends and Supporters,

Our veterinary partner’s hospital (Port Royal Veterinary Hospital) was hit by a tornado and has been closed for several months.  We are grateful to all of the individuals and businesses that have stepped up to help PRVH.  They started their soft opening.

We would also like to give a “Shout Out” Riverwalk Animal Hospital. Veterinarians and staff have kindly partnered with the Humane Association of the Lowcountry (HAL) by squeezing in and treating our foster kitties, colony kitties and new rescues.  The kitties and our team are very appreciative.


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 pet
to ensure a permanent placement.  Meet Yara and Patches.  This Tuxedo has charmed her foster family.  Patches was very nurturing mom.  Now it is her turn to be special.

The kittens are coming…just in time for the New Year!  They have to be spayed and neutered…

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.

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
Humane Association of the Lowcountry(HAL)


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