October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, so we decided to share a "happy tail" of a rescued dog!
One year ago, Ramblin' Rose was adopted after spending almost two years running around the town of Floyd. Before being adopted, she acted like a wild dog. With the help of the Floyd County Humane Society, she was eventually rescued. Her now-owner was originally just going to foster her for a little bit, but, according to him "at one o'clock in the morning she crawled in bed next to me and I said 'OK, you're probably home.'" She has since become a very playful, sweet, and obedient girl, and often helps other "wild" dogs like her learn the ropes of her local dog park.
If this story (or this month!) inspired you to look into local dogs for potential adoption, check out the dogs we have here!
Remember the flyer we posted last year for Rose? And now check out the video of Rose in her element; happily playing around in her favorite dog park.
The below quilt is being auctioned off on Facebook. This quilt was hand-made and donated by Judy Anderson, and is a perfect gift for any animal lovers in your life (including yourself!)
On October 30th, the Floyd County Humane Society and Floyd Girl Scout Troop 163 are hosting a dog costume parade at Lineberry Park! The Howl O' Ween Pooches on Parade is a great opportunity to show off your adorable dogs to the citizens of Floyd! Dress up in a matching costume with your pooch to maximize your chances of winning one of the available prizes. You could win a prize for the best overall costume, the highest voted costume among the other participants, or the best coordinating costumes between you and your dog(s)!
We will join up and parade from the park to the courthouse and return to the park!
Registration for the event starts at 11 am and the parade starts at 12 pm, so be there early! The registration fee is $5, or more if you're feeling generous. All proceeds go towards building the humane society's new shelter construction fund!
The event goes until 2 pm and we will have gift bags and prizes for the costume contest. Event is rain or shine.
Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Earlier this year we posted about our spay/neuter shuttle service. One of our partners has changed how they handle this so we want to inform everyone of the change.
Mountain View Humane recently decided to shuttle pet animals and feral cats in different vehicles to keep them separate. This will reduce the anxiety that feral cats experience on the shuttle with barking dogs. Starting this month, they will send their mobile surgical unit to the Citizens Telephone Cooperative parking lot to spay and neuter pet cats/dogs once every other month. Floyd County feral cats will still be shuttled separately, once every month as usual.
For any questions, or if you would like to make an appointment (appointments are required) or just want more details, please call 540-745-7207.