"Saving Moore Animals"


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                   March 2013



Kitties of the Month:  A Family Affair





Introducing Stella and her kittens Charlotte, Braxton, Turtle and Scooter!  Momma Stella and herlitter were rescued by agentleman who brought the whole family to Moore Humane Society as strays.  The family is currently in a foster home while Stella continues to nurse her little ones.  Before too long, they'll be ready for adoption... after they've been spayed/neutered, of course!









Pooches of the Month:  Snuggles, Misha and Lexi



Did you know that Moore Humane Society is a registered Emergency Placement Partner (EPP) with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)? We are proud to assist this valuable organization during difficult situations, such as natural disasters or large-scale rescues, but we receive no financial support from HSUS.   






In February of this year, HSUS and two other organizations worked with the sheriff’s office to remove more than 60 dogs from a small-breed puppy mill in Sampson County, NC. Many of the dogs were suffering from untreated medical conditions, and the owner agreed to surrender the animals to the authorities. We received three of the dogs, all adult females, who will soon be spayed and ready for adoption.








Each of these girls – Snuggles, the Dachshund/pug mix above right; Misha, the Maltese above left; and Lexi, the Papillon on the right – is wonderfully sweet and craves human attention and the love and security of a family. If you’re looking for a new pint-sized friend, come and meet our girls. You may just fall in love.

(Photos of our animals taken by Mydi Vitale at www.mydiphotography.com )





Do You Have the Will to Help?


Despite the similarities in name, Moore Humane Society is an independent organization that receives no funding from the Humane Society of the United States. Local animals need local help, and we ask you to consider us in your charitable donation choices. In addition to outright gifts, remembering Moore Humane Society in your will helps us help animals far into to the future. Contact us for more information about leaving a life-saving legacy.



Sandhills Community College Students Show Their Love...

for Moore Humane Society Animals!



How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?  For students, faculty and staff at Sandhills Community College, accepting donations and collecting food and other items for Moore Humane Society animals was not just a one day display of affection... their support lasted a full week!  Students set up a donation table in the Dempsey Student Center and implored friends and teachers to support the cause!  We thank you for helping us Save Moore Animals!






Join Us For Canines and Cottontails!



A Star is Born!



West Pine Middle School Drama Coach David Mosley first selected our pooch Charlie to play the role of Sandy in the school's production of Annie.  When Charlie was adopted, understudy Lazarus stepped up to fill the void and saved the show! 


Laz participated in three dress rehearsals and two performances, and from all accounts, the audience appreciated the use of a real orphan dog!  




Moore Humane Society Pooches March in St. Patrick's Day Parade




Six of Moore Humane Society's pooches, sporting stylish green bows, took to the streets of downtown Pinehurst Village for the St. Patrick's Day parade!  Bunny, a Retriever/mix puppy, led the way, much to everyone's amusement... kids ran to pet her and adults waved and cheered her on! (Photo taken by volunteer Tamara Schlichter, www.tamtopia.com  )





Pooch Obedience 101


Abby Ganin Toporek of Sandhills Dog Training has made space in each of her Basic Obedience classes for a lucky Moore Humane Society pooch! Sicily, an adult female retriever/mix, is this session's participant.  These Wednesday morning classes are broadening Sicily's experiences... she is enjoying her time riding in a car, socializing with non-shelter dogs at the training facility (Dog's Best Friend), and going for leashed walks at Rassie Wicker Park, Cannon Park, and Martin Park.

After three sessions, Sicily's report card reads as follows:  "Sicily is very sweet and smart.  She has excellent focus, and is not fearful.  She likes people and other dogs.  She would be easy to train In a home environment where family members can work with her consistently."  


Abby has Sicily on a Sit/Wait commmand...notice the eye contact as Sicily awaits the release word!



Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade!


Mark your calendars:  Moore Humane Society's second annual Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 3:00 - 5:00 in the downtown park on Broad Street, Southern Pines.  Enter your pooch in the Best Costume Contest!  Dress yourself up and enter in the Best Owner/Dog Costume Contest!  Teach your dog some tricks and challenge Bazil, last year's winner in the Best Trick Contest! Need inspiration?  Click on one of the pooches wearing a sombrero to see the video clip of the 2012 event! 





Pedro, on the left, was the 2012 

mascot!  Blondie, on the right, was

well dressed for the occasion!













Alumni Photo Gallery


We're always interested in hearing from folks who have adopted our pooches and kitties, providing them with  "fur-ever" homes!  We'd like to make this a regular feature of the e-newsletter, posting a few photos each month, so keep those updates coming!  (If you'd like us to post the story of your adopted furry family member, please email us at  diane@moorehumane.org. Let us know how your best friend is doing and attach your photos as jpeg files.)


"Just wanted to drop a line to give you an update on Rey (Timber), our boy kitty that we adopted from your shelter. We were introduced to him through The Pilot's "Pet of the Week" feature and immediately applied to adopt him. He had been brought to your shelter by a lady who rescued him from two dogs. Rey was fostered by your loving staff, something that we are very appreciative of.   He and his "older sister," Reina, fill our home with joy and laughter. They are best of friends and are inseparable, playing and taking care of each other as if they were true litter mates. Thank you to you and your wonderful staff!"






"I'm sending a picture of Abby. We adopted her about four years ago from Moore Humane and she is now a service dog and a therapy dog. She is and has been a wonderful dog. She is such a happy dog, people are drawn to her!  We have logged some 250 to 300 visits at two nursing homes in the area. We are very proud of her; thank you for saving her!"









Coco, formerly known as Mootsie, loves watching television, particularly Animal Planet!  Her "mom" reports that she's a little terror, but "ya gotta love her!"  We hear that Coco may soon have another family member to keep her company!










"We wanted to send you an Adoption Anniversary collage of Purrcy.  We brought him home last year on March 11.  He has a wonderful personality and is so smart. He loves to play with fur mice cat toys. He totes them in his mouth and likes to put them in his water bowl. My husband thinks he is part dog the way he carries his toys in his mouth. He loves to stretch out in the middle of the floor. He loves our six year old boy as much as Dalton loves him.  He was 9 pounds when we brought him home and now he  weighs 19 pounds.  Thank you so much for all you do for the unwanted animals in Moore County."









"Maximus is doing wonderfully! He lives with Samantha in my master bedroom. They get out to run at night, after I put the other ones to bed. He is such a beautiful sweetheart. He loves to give me headbonks, then roll over on his back for belly rubs. All of his wounds are healed, his fur has grown back...

he is positively gorgeous!  We call him The Great Pumpkin!" 










"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


 Join Our Volunteers!


Looking for an enjoyable and rewarding activity to share with your kids?  Do you have a soft spot for animals and would love to help them but can't adopt?  Consider joining our Volunteers!


The first step is to attend the Volunteer Orientation (usually the second Saturday of each month, unless we have an event conflict).  Please visit our website at www.moorehumane.org and click on the Volunteer tab.  Register to attend and we'll be in touch!




Many Volunteers walk our dogs and pups at Hillcrest Park and socialize with them in our side yards.  Volunteers also serve as dog handlers during our Adult Dog/Puppy Training classes! Here Volunteer David rests after a jog through the park on a summer's day!








Volunteers working in the Cat and Kitten Rooms at the Shelter help socialize and care for the animals.  Here Volunteer Melissa  bathes a kitten.  "They don't hate it as much as people think," she explained to onlookers!  If you love kitties, this is a great opportunity to share that love!  


Twice a year, our felines are in residence in the PetSmart Cat Room for an entire month.  Volunteers and Moore Humane Society staff are available during store hours to care for the cats and kittens, play with them, and introduce them to interested store customers.



Many of our Volunteers participate in the various adoption events held throughout the year. The  Moore Humane Society booth always draws a lot of attention at AutumnFest, HollyFest and SpringFest... people can't resist the opportunity to stop by and greet our gorgeous animals!  We also participate in various Moore County parades... you'll see our Volunteers walking dogs, holding the banner, and toting signs at the St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, and Christmas Parades.  And let's not forget events like the Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade...so many opportunities to help Moore Humane Society Save Moore Animals!


During the 2012 July 4th Parade in Pinehurst Village, our Volunteers and pooches marched in formation, appropriately decked out in red, white and blue!  Here is Lead Volunteer Lynn, our multi-tasker...carrying our banner and walking a dog! 




Volunteer Madison helps showcase our felines at a PetSmart Adoption Event. One weekend each month, Moore Humane Society staff transport some of our animals to the store, and volunteers are essential to the success of the event. We've been told by many store customers that our animals are the best looking and best behaved!  (And sometimes they are in costume!)


If these activities sound like fun, join us!   Whichever activity or event appeals to you, Lead Volunteers are available to show you the ropes and get you started!


If you would like to help out as a Volunteer Kennel Attendant, please contact a Shelter Manager at moorehumane@embarqmail.com or call 910-947-2631 .



 Sasha's Short List... of Necessities for the Cats (and Dogs)


Sasha has her eyes on the Cat/Kitten Room Wish List... and is hoping someone can find a really really tall cat tree.  If it's just tall enough, she can perch on the top, watching the action outside... squirrels searching for buried  acorns, birds flitting from branch to branch, dogs walking over to the park, and favorite volunteers pulling into the parking lot... let the good times begin!



   - Topical Tick and Flea Treatment: Advantage for cats 

    (and Advantix for dogs)

 - Friskies canned cat food (Turkey and Giblets)

 - Purina Pro Plan dry food for cats/kittens

 - Shampoo for kittens and puppies

 - Pet Food: Purina Pro Plan dry food for dogs/pups

 - Tall cat trees

 - Washable toys for cats, Kong toys for dogs

 - Non clumping clay kitty litter

 - Stainless steel puppy bowls

 - Canned puppy food (ground, not chunky; non-gravy,


 - Canned dog food (non-gravy, please)

 - Harnesses for dogs, all sizes

 - Gentle Leader collars for dogs, all sizes

 - ThunderShirts, all sizes



Are You Friends With Us on Facebook?


If you use Facebook, don't forget to LIKE the Moore Humane Society page!  We now have over 1200 folks who like us, and we'd love to make it to 1,300!





Mark Your Calendars!


Canines and Cottontails Spring Adoption Event, Saturday, March 23rd,  1:00 - 3:30 at Dogs Best Friend, Southern Pines

Come meet our beautiful animals, have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny!  Microchipping and nail clipping will be available!


Upcoming PetSmart Adoption Events: Saturday, March 30th is Moore Humane Society's day!

Come visit some of our beautiful animals... you just may find your new "fur-ever" friend!


Moore Humane Society felines in the PetSmart Cat Room

That's right... some of our "purr-fectly" gorgeous cats and kittens will be in residence in the store's Cat Room for the entire month of March!


New Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, April 13th, Noon - 2:00 PM at the Shelter

Please register online; visit www.moorehumane.org and click on the Volunteer tab.



Coming in April:  Who's Top Dog?



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Moore Humane Society
PO Box 203  |  Southern Pines, NC 28388
moorehumane@embarqmail.com  |  www.moorehumane.org
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