The Humane Society of Stanislaus County would like to introduce
the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors:
President - Laurie Daily-Johnston
Treasurer - Lori-Jo Boyd
Secretary - Sharon Tims
Celia Angel, Renee Jefferis, Kelly Miles, Rebekah Piedad,
Amy Self and Casey Walter.
Due to the dedication and qualifications of all Board Members
it was motioned during the meeting that all candidates be selected
increasing the size of the Board.
We warmly welcome back Lori-Jo Boyd as Treasurer, and new
Board Members Kelly Miles and Casey Walter.
Our first Board Meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2013.
We would like to thank all those came to the meeting and
continue to support the Humane Society of Stanislaus County.
November 23, 2013 at 10:30
1620 N. Carpenter Rd. Suite D57B
Modesto, Ca 95351
Hope to see you there!
The Humane Society of Stanislaus County is teaming up with Stanislaus County Animal Services, Cat Network of Stanislaus, other rescues and individuals to reduce the euthanasia rates of cats and kittens in our community!
This program will allow residents of Stanislaus County (except Turlock, Oakdale/Riverbank, and Newman whose residence falls within those city limits) will be able to surrender feral / community cats to the Stanislaus County Animal Services Shelter at 3647 Cornucopia Way (off Crows Landing Rd between Hackett and Service Rd) during regular business hours.
Those cats will then be evaluated for adoption. If a cat is too feral, or an unlikely candidate for adoption they will no longer be euthanized if healthy -- instead they will be spayed/neutered/vetted and ear tipped. KITTENS MUST BE AT LEAST 3 LBS to participate. This weight is not only to give them a better chance of surviving surgery, but studies shows kittens under that weight have not proven to be self sufficient in finding food sources.
The Humane Society of Stanislaus County, and other volunteers will go to the shelter to pick up these cats so that they may be returned to the community to live free, without the ability to reproduce.
We are very excited about this program, and will need many volunteers to participate in releasing these cats every Monday-Saturday from now until September. We have high hopes that we not only immediately reduce euthanasia, but can look forward to a greatly reduced "Kitten Seasons" in the future.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR STRAY CATS. IF YOU ARE A FERAL CAT "CARETAKER" AND WANT TO ENSURE THAT THE CATS/KITTENS ARE RETURNED TO YOU, PLEASE USE ALTERNATE PROGRAM FOR SPAY/NEUTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON LOW COST SPAY & NEUTER TAB IN MENU.
Update: From June 1st to September 30th 2013, Humane Society volunteers have released 863 cats back to the community. We have also taken in some very friendly cats and kittens saved through the Feral Freedom Program and are now available for adoption.
Our volunteers have spent countless hours, and their own money on gas returning this cats
to every corner of this County. We have added a Feral Freedom category to our donation
list. It is our hope that we can use these donations not only to help care for cats we rescue
for adoption, but to use part of the funds to purchase gas cards for our volunteers to show our gratitude for their hard work and dedication. If you would like to show your
appreciation as well, go to our Donate Tab and select Feral Freedom.
Help us give pets a chance...
The Humane Society has started a Life Savers Fund, and after only two pets helped our fund has been depleted!
With Volunteer Linda Sherman we helped lab puppy Lexi, with a much needed cardiac surgery due to a severe heart murmer. We also helped Holly, a chow mix with a fractured femur--who still requires a second surgery to remove the plate. We have created a special donation form to help with Holly's surgery specifically.
But we get calls and emails weekly from people requesting assistance with veterinary needs outside of spay and neuter. It is painful to turn them away, knowing there is little to no funding for such assistance. We all love our pets, and know how costly proper veterinary care can be (it's one of our largest expenses for our adoptable animals!) it is devastating to be unable to help pets in dire need.
We are asking for donations now to help with emergency vet bills for pets in need. So we can help pets and the families who love them in Stanislaus County.
Click here if you would like to help. Choose “Life Savers Fund” on the on-line donation form.
Or, if you prefer to write a check, write “Life Savers Fund” on it, and mail it to:
HSSC (Humane Society of Stanislaus County)
1620 N. Carpenter Road, Suite D-57B
Modesto, CA 95351
YOU can help Humane Society of Stanislaus County continue its fight against pet overpopulation!
Click HERE to Sponsor a Spay or Neuter!
Every pet that we have spayed or neutered SAVES LIVES!
Spaying and neutering pets helps keep our shelters empty and saves community resources.Please help a family in need by donating to help them have their pets spayed or neutered!
My name is Winston, and I am a super cute and athletic mix of breeds that might include American Staffordshire Terrier or boxer, but my foster mama says I can't really be lumped into any category because I'm really just an individual dog with my own personality and my own quirks. When I first came to live with Foster Mama, I was very, very scared. I spent most of my time pretending to be a pancake on the floor. But it didn't take long for me to learn to trust Foster Mama, and she and my canine foster sister even taught me how to play with toys. Now, I like to throw balls around, shred stuffies, and zoom through the house with my favorite toys. I love long walks on a leash and rowdy playing, but I've learned when it's appropriate to be rowdy and when I need to be calm.
My ideal home would probably be an adult home or a home with older children who are sensitive to my needs. I get along with every dog I've ever met, but I prefer slow introductions. I was even evaluated at Top Notch Kennels for group play and passed as a Go-Getter! If my new human is a runner, I would be your very most perfectest doggy ever because I love to run, and I can stay right by your side on a loose leash for miles and miles, but if you aren't a runner, I like walking very much, too, and I'm even trained to walk on a treadmill. I'm great with obedience, and I think I'd really benefit from an agility class or two. Foster mama says I'm "smart as a whip," and I do like to please my humans almost as much as I love to snuggle with them.
Please come meet me and consider taking me into your home. I can't wait to have my own humans to snuggle with and to love forever.