Apache, a young male German Shepherd mix, probably around 2 years old, was brought in to the Shelter as a stray this Spring. He was very thin and undernourished. After his quarantine period, during which time he received his vaccinations and was neutered, we let him out to play in one of the side yards to enjoy the fresh air and give those long legs room to stretch! Imagine our surprise when we discovered that he was no longer in the yard where we had placed him, but in the yard on the other side of the building! He had discovered Cherry, our rescued female pitbull, and leaped the fence to join her! It must have been love at first sight because they have been best buddies and yard mates ever since! (See the photo to the right.)
Apache has been to PetSmart for adoption events, and is very well behaved; young Volunteers Seth and Lauren have been photographed sitting on the floor, with him sprawled in their laps (no easy feat since he must out weigh them by at least 30 pounds!). Volunteer Nadine "the Groomer" reports that he is very easy to brush, and seems to enjoy her attention! If you haven't been to the Shelter recently, stop by and check out this handsome fellow!
Apache gets lots of love from Seth (left) and Lauren (above).
Since our last e-newsletter featuring dogs, back in May, more of our pooches have found their "fur-ever" homes, including pups Savannah, Nino, Sandy and Teddy. William and Kate were returned to their owner, and momma dog Freckles and her pup Reba were adopted together! Rounding out the list of lucky pooches enjoying their new digs are Piper, Mitzi and Kola!
Since last month's e-newsletter featuring felines, more of our cats and kittens are enjoying life with their new families! These lucky kitties are JoJo and Koala, Ginger and Sachi, Bonnie and Moby, Fuchsia and Chevy!
We wish you and your new families a great life!
Come Meet Our New Dogs and Cats!
If you haven't stopped by our Shelter recently, you should stop in and meet some of our newest dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, all awaiting adoption:
Chita, a female puppy, is a Boxer mix. She was found one morning on the Shelter doorstep, just waiting for staff to arrive!
Nestle is an adorable female chocolate Lab puppy, very sweet.
Tigger and Ruby are puppy siblings, a hound mix, brought in from Animal Center of Moore County.
Tahoe is a male Husky puppy who was brought in as a stray.
Little Ann is a female Boxer/Hound puppy, brought in as a stray.
Shotzie and Schnitzel are two Dachshund/mix 14 week old puppies. Shotzie is a tan spayed female and Schnitzel is a chocolate colored neutered male.
Daisy is an adult yellow Lab.
Rounding out our list of dogs are Taska, Cherry and Apache.
Exciting news in the Cat Room: A mother cat gave birth to six kittens at the Shelter about a week ago! One kitten's eyes are just opening; the others are soon to follow!
We have Tortie kittens with white markings that are polydadctyl, which raises the question: how do you play "This Little Piggy" with a kitty who has more than five toes on a paw???
A kind hearted woman from Vass rescued a group of stray kittens. When she asked Moore Humane for help in finding them homes, we brought three to the Shelter. After only a week's time, two of the kittens (Butterbean, an orange male and Wendy, a female tortie with white markings, see photos below) have socialized well enough to be available for adoption, and are with other Moore Humane kitties at PetSmart. The third kitten, being the shyest of the trio, is at the Shelter until she gains more confidence.
Dog Classes at Moore Humane Have Begun
Earlier this Spring, Abby Ganin-Toporek, Moore Humane volunteer and dog trainer/owner of Sandhills Dog Training, suggested setting up Dog Classes at the Shelter. The idea won quick approval, and emails were sent to the Volunteer Community, announcing an Adult Dog Class. When seven volunteers immediately signed up as handlers, we realized that we had a slight problem: at the time, we only had four adult dogs! Switch to Plan B: hold a Puppy Training Class and re-schedule the Adult class for the Fall!
The Puppy Class started on July 8th, and will run for four consecutive Friday afternoons. Classes are 45 minutes in length. Abby explained that the purpose of the class is to help puppies and dogs gain confidence by building a trusting relationship with the handlers. Once trust is established, learning can begin. Basic commands such as sit, down and come are being taught, but Abby emphasized that the goal is not to make the dog a robot, obeying commands like a show dog. Instead, our goal is to help dogs remain calm when approached by visitors and potential adopters to the Shelter or when being walked by different volunteers.
Results of Woof Woof Open
The Third Annual Woof Woof Open was played at Longleaf Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 18th. The Open is a benefit for Pooch Park in the Pines, a four acre fenced park for canines and their owners. The park is owned by Moore Humane Society and operated by Pooch Park Partners in the Pines, a volunteer group who built the park. Photographed below are siblings John Rea and Caroline Rea, from a First Tee foursome.
Mens Net Winner, Score 123: Randy Randolph, Jerry Constantino, Richard Drotman, Chad Holliday
Womens Low Gross Winner, Score 149: Isabelle Daley, Marjorie Leidy, Sue Kress, Helen Gibbons
Mens Low Gross Winner, Score 152: Charlie Mardigan, Marcel Trepanier, John Ficarro, Dennis Porzio
Mixed Low Gross Winner, Score 142: David Byles, Rita Byles, Steve Menendez, Gary Rathburn
Mixed Net Winner, Score 117: David Byles, Rita Byles, Steve Menendez, Gary Rathburn
Mens Most Accurate Drive Winner: Leroy Seigel
Womens Most Accurate Drive Winner: Barb Seigel
Welcome Back, Elizabeth Siebenhar!
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Elizabeth Siebenhar to her new role as Moore Humane Society's Director of Development. Elizabeth is charged with raising funds for the on-going operation of the Shelter as well as spearheading the capital campaign for the Moore Humane Society Animal Welfare Center. This new facility will be built on property purchased several years ago by Moore Humane, located near the airport.
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