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HUMANE SOCIETY OF HARRIS COUNTY
Tag, You're It is an initiative to make low cost identification tags and microchips available to every pet owner in Harris County. Proper ID is the best way to guarantee a lost pet finds its way home quickly and safely. The reclamation rate for pets at Harris County Animal Control is only 7%. Identification on dogs and even cats would vastly improve this rate. Microchips are offered for $10.00 for cats and dogs. Engraved identification tags are only $6.00.
TAG, YOU'RE IT
Free-roaming and feral cats live in the rural and suburban communities of Harris County and make their homes wherever they can find food or shelter. Trap/neuter/release has been found to be the most effective and humane method to reduce the number of community cats and the nuisance behaviors associated with them. In a TNR program cats are humanely trapped, disease tested, spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated and then returned to their community to live out their lives. Because they have been fixed they can no longer reproduce and their numbers dwindle over time.
HSHC has orchestrated over 200 TNRs in Harris County since 2010. This service is available free of charge but donations are encouraged and happily accepted. If you would like to report a colony in need of TNR please click here.
COMMUNITY CATS - Trap-Neuter-Release
Rescue 2 Restore is a canine / handler training program intended to provide experiences in patience, responsibility and the gift of giving and receiving love. Run in cooperation with Muscogee County Youth Development Campus, Rescue 2 Restore is now a statewide program of the Georgia JJD. In the program, youth offenders are each paired with a shelter dog. Dogs live at the Center and each student is responsible for the dog's care, training and well being.
The goal of this program is by accepting accountability for the care of an animal and experiencing positive accomplishments directly from their own efforts, the students will develop:
Respect for self and others
The ability for effective decision making
Commitment & Dependability
Achievement & self pride
HSHC shelter animals in return are trained and receive the Canine Good Citizen evaluation. socialized and given a second chance at life.
Rescue 2 Restore
Donations of cat and dog food from throughout the county help HSHC provide food to pet owners in need. Dry and wet food and treats are distributed in cooperation with Harris County Meals-On-Wheels, the Senior Center, Salem-Chipley UMC, Pine Mountain and at the HSHC Adoption Center. Over 10,000 pounds of food has been delivered since the inception of the program in 2009.
PET FOOD PANTRY
Sheltering and adoption are just a part of our mission. Reaching out to the community with services to help support the pet community and build relationships between animals and people are important goals as well.
HSHC IN ACTION