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)!
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!
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.
You might have heard it on the grapevine that we're working on constructing our very own shelter so that we can help more dogs and cats! (We currently rely on foster homes and rented kennel space.)
Here's an update on what we've been up to and how we've been using the current building on the property. In case you didn't know, we were fortunate to receive a generous estate gift in 2020 that allowed us to purchase outright a 9 acre property, which included a brick home on site. We plan on using the current structure for offices, storage, and meeting space.
A few weeks ago we had three different architectural firms visit the location of our future animal shelter. We used this opportunity to learn more about each firm, teach them about our organization, and think about the design of the new shelter. Proposals will be submitted soon, and the shelter committee is excited about reviewing our options!
This isn't the only work we've been doing on the new shelter property though. We've collected items (including donated items, supplies, files, and more) from multiple storage areas, taken them to the new location, and organized them. We've also installed internet and a security system, and we continue to hold our monthly membership meetings there since our first in-person meeting July of this year.
Thanks to our donors, we're already over 20% of the way to reaching our first phase donation goal of $250,000! If you'd like to help contribute to this construction project, you can do so below. Thank you! (Stay tuned for more updates!)
Over the next few days, the Floyd County Humane Society will be present at two different events, the Community Yard Sale over at the Citizens Telephone Cooperative building, and the Floyd Americana Music and Arts Festival at Lineberry Park! The Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 18th, and the Floyd Americana Music and Arts Festival will be on Sunday, September 19th from 12 PM to 6 PM. We will be selling dog treats, catnip bags, cat mats, and more! Hope to see you there!