Welcome

July 2022

HAL Friends and Supporters,

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” Jenny Han

Adoption

We partner with two pet adoption websites, Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet, to advertise and showcase our adoptable pets.  Cloudy and Stormy were adopted together.  We are so glad her potential adopters were smart enough and kind enough to “make it a double.”   Prince was also adopted.  It is a perfect match.


Meet Sweetie

She is looking for a quiet home where she can spoil you.  She tolerates other pets but her focus is on you and your lap.  She will even share a lap with a dog or another cat in order to be close to you. She is healthy, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and spayed.

He is another couch potato.  He is a little more mature (5-7 years old).   He responds well to praise and treats. His favorite toy is a feathered wand. Like many of you, he takes a tiny tablet twice a day, which he happily slurps up in his favorite wet food, for a minor heart condition. His vet says that there’s no reason he can’t live a quality life with a normal lifespan as his heart issue was diagnosed early and promptly started on medication.
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 them 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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