Highland County Humane Society’s Monthly Update


IMG_0678The Highland County Humane Society’s available pet of the month is a dog named Naomi.

“She is a black Chihuahua,” Jeannie Lou Hull said. “She weighs 9 pounds, and she is 9 pounds of pure delight. She loves to play with toys, but they have to be squeaky toys, and she could just play all day long.”

Jeannie Lou Hull is the Vice President of Highland’s Humane Society. She’s also the transport coordinator, and she fosters small dogs like Naomi. “She’s just fun,” Hull said. “She goes on hikes with us and stays right with you, she doesn’t run off. She would just be a perfect companion for somebody.”

Naomi is one of several pets who are currently available for adoption. People will have the chance to meet available cats and dogs at the Humane Society’s Annual Family Fun Day, which will take place at the Highland County Volunteer Fire House on Saturday October 11th from 10 am to 4 pm.

The event will include a Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic, where Vaccines and Microchips will be offered from 1-3pm. According to Hull, rabies vaccines will be $10 per animal and microchips will be $25. “It would be great for everybody to come out and get their animals updated on their shots,” she said. “And the microchips are wonderful. They return a lot of dogs home, and cats!”

Hull said this has been a successful month for the Humane Society. They captured and spayed several feral cats, and found good homes for a number of animals. “We had a probably 12+ year old dog that was pulled from the pound in Augusta County,” she said, “and we had a family come from Connecticut and adopt her, and [they] took her back to their 6 acres in Connecticut to live out the rest of her life there.”

For more information, you can contact the Humane Society at 540-908-9152 or visit www.highlandcountyhumanesociety.org.

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Megan Moriarty

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