The deadline is approaching for the 2016 HSI Pet Photo Contest and other news and opportunities.
2016 HSI Pet Photo Contest
It’s time for your cat or dog to strut their stuff for the Humane Society of Iredell 2016 Second Chances Calendar Photo Contest. For each $5 donation through the humane society’s Facebook page between now and 10 p.m. Sept. 15, you may submit a photo of one (or group) of your pets. The winner gets a featured spot in the HSI 2016 Calendar.
Voting will be open on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Humane-Society-of-Iredell/.
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Pictures of pets only, please. Winners will be announced on the Facebook page. There will also be a collage page of all the contestants.
Wish list: tennis balls
HSI offers tax deduction receipts for organizations that donate tennis balls. For information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “tennis ball project” in the header.
Sept. 20-26: Adopt a Less Adoptable Animal Week
The Humane Society of Iredell, along with rescues, shelters and animal control centers around the county have “challenge animals” ready to be your next best friend and family member. You change their lives forever with adoption, but they’ll forever change the way you see love.
A challenge adoption could mean something as minor as being a:
1. Senior: For cats and dogs it’s really more like early middle age.
2. Bonded pair: While kittens are often considered even more adoptable in pairs, adults often face a struggle in their search for a home that will love them and their best friend, spouse or child; separating bonded pairs can create depression and anxiety, but pairs are a wonderful idea for families who want their animal companions to entertain each other. HSI offers discounted adoptions to keep bonded pairs together.
3. Special needs: This could include a birth defect, a manageable illness, shyness, anxiety, healed wounds from surgery or past neglect or even unusual markings. Just being a black animal of any breed elevates an animal to special needs; they’re statistically the last animals chosen. So does breed discrimination.
Some of the sweetest, most resilient animals you’ll ever know have overcome tremendous obstacles and yet they still embrace life and love. Before you pass them over, take the time to ask a caseworker what their needs really are. It could be as small as a restricted diet or a radio left on while you’re at work.
It's not too early to start thinking about fostering an HSI animal or family. The humane society must place all the cats and kittens, puppies and dogs over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you are home for one or both holidays, please call 704-663-3330, email email@example.com, stop by the adoption center (M-F, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or come to one of our adoption fairs and speak to a caseworker about how easy, fun and rewarding a furry house guest can be. The humane society will cover the food, litter and supplies, you provide the attention and a warm bed for the holidays.
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The Humane Society of Iredell Adoption Center is at 110 Robinson Road (at Highway 150, by Big Daddy's), Mooresville, NC 28117. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Adoption Fairs generally are held the second fourth and fifth Saturdays of the month; check Facebook for final schedule. Cats are also in residence at the Mooresville PetSmart.
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Compiled by Tracy Yochum