The Floyd County Humane Society's mission is:
To promote responsible pet ownership with a focus on spaying and neutering domestic dogs and cats;
To support community TNR programs for feral cats;
To promote adoptions of homeless cats and dogs;
To heighten our community's awareness of existing problems involving domestic and feral cats and dogs and, together, to implement solutions to these problems;
To cooperate and share resources with other Humane Societies and similar organizations in our region; and
To be a voice for all animals in Floyd County, and for the people who care about them.
Although we are primarily concerned with cats and dogs, we are concerned with the welfare of all animals in our community.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE’VE DONE
The Floyd County Humane Society first met in 1998 and officially incorporated in 2000, with immediate goals to reduce pet overpopulation, improve the local pound, and find new homes for unwanted animals. Our founding members included Floyd natives, long-time residents, and recent transplants. Early on, our members gave lectures on pet care and about dog fostering programs for owners who could not keep them.
Our cat program began in earnest in 2005. Cat rescues and adoptions have been a wonderful success. We have a successful partnership with Mountain View Humane's TNR program for feral cats.
We brought low-cost spay and neuter services to Floyd by partnering with regional clinics. A mobile clinic, or transport to clinics, has been offered every month since that time. Our rabies clinics have helped hundreds of residents vaccinate their animals, who would not otherwise have received this vitally important vaccination.
In 2008 we petitioned the Board of Supervisors for permission to obtain dogs from the pound at no cost, for the purposes of fostering or transporting them to other rescue groups. We finally gained official sanction to do this work in 2009, saving more than one hundred dogs from euthanasia that year. Thirty-seven of them went to rescues through our transport program.
Our involvement with the pound has blossomed into a great working relationship. We are now able to help maintain the premises, advertise the dogs, and direct adoptions!
All this was done by passionate volunteers willing to muck the kennels, train dogs, show kitties, raise funds, and rouse support amongst their neighbors. It is through your moral and financial support that we have been able to achieve so much in so little time.