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  "Saving Moore Animals"
             It's The Cat's Meow!
                August  2013

Kitty of the Month: Carmen
Carmen appears to be a lovely Snowshoe mix. A young spayed adult female, she was selected from the Animal Center to help her find her new home and family!
Her distinctive black facial coloration reminds some of the lightning bolt on Harry Potter's forehead!  Carmen socializes well with the other cats in our Cat Room and adores the attention of the people around her!  She's always ready to jump into a lap or wrap her body around the shoulders of seated visitors!
Come and make her acquaintance... and watch her cast a loving spell without using a magic wand!
Pooches of the Month: Fred and Barney's Adoption Sing Along
Come on, sing with us!  You know you know the tune from this classic cartoon!
Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. 
Fred and Barney both need families.
As strays, they found each other,
Now they need some humans in their days.
Handsome, with their multicolored coats.
Playful, young adults on whom you’ll dote.
When you're with the Flintstones. 
You'll have a playmate and some fun times,  Some “cuddle-bug” times, You'll love us in no time!
Fred (photo above), a distinguished-looking mixed breed, and Barney (photo left), a Beagle mix, are available for adoption together or separately. Fred is a love-bug who enthusiastically responds in his own voice when you talk to him. Barney is an all-around happy dog who eagerly soaks up all the attention our staff and volunteers can give him. Come meet these boys. They just might have you exclaiming, “Yabba dabba do!”

Creative writing credit goes to Kate DeBruin!
 Grace Church Volunteers Spruce Up The Shelter Grounds

Earlier this month, nine members of Grace Church Southern Pines brought rakes, shovels, pruners, and strong backs to the Shelter as part of a "Summer Serve" event!  During the course of a Saturday morning, they removed dead shrubs, cleared beds, raked and spread mulch, giving our entry area grounds a needed facelift!  We await Fall's cooler temperatures when replanting can begin in earnest! 
We heard back from the Church Outreach Coordinator... "We enjoyed our time at the Shelter, and from our end, we appreciate  the work you do at the Humane Society.  It's a wonderful facility, and you keep it beautifully clean and nice for the animals.  I always think of what God said in the beginning, about us having dominion over the animals. I'm sure He meant that, in giving us that responsibility, we are to watch over them, care for them well, and protect them from harm.  You are a wonderful, living example of that." 
Many thanks to these energetic folks whose efforts made such a difference, and to our managers and staff who photographed the activity!

Traveling Chic Boutique Helps Shelter Animals

A special "Shop For Paws" promotion was held on July 17th at Traveling Chic Boutique of Southern Pines!  Store customers were invited to bring items from the Shelter's wish list in order to receive 10% off their purchase! Along with the donations of toys, dried and canned food for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens, 15% of the day's sales was donated!  Thank you, Anna Grace Schneider and Traveling Chic Boutique, for helping us Save Moore Animals!
The Sad Reality of Abandoned Animals

These three kittens were abandoned.  It's obvious that anyone who would toss an animal out like last week's newspaper clearly doesn't care about that creature's fate... what may not be so obvious is the potential danger to any animal left in a container or tied to someone's fence.  Subject to predators and inclement weather, an abandoned animal may endure suffering, disease, injury and too often, a painful lonely death.  Never abandon an unwanted pet or an unwanted litter.  Help us ensure animals are treated humanely and with compassion.  Call the Shelter (910-947-2631) or bring animals in during our business hours, from noon until 6 PM, every day except Wednesday.  Our after hours emergency number is 910-315-1801.

We  are always looking for foster families.  At times, the Shelter is at capacity and to avoid overcrowding, we ask foster families for their help. Temporary homes can provide a quiet environment for sick or injured animals needing special care and for puppies and kittens too young to stay at the Shelter...which is exactly how Gizmo (now called Gabriella), at right, found her foster home... and her forever family (see more in Happy Tails below)!
If you'd like to be a foster family, click on this link for our Foster Care Application
Please call the Shelter at 910-947-2631 for more information.
A Moore Humane Education
At Moore Humane Society, we believe in educating our community about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.  Board Member Dr. Rebecca Vassallo has developed age appropriate presentations for groups both large and small.  If your group members would like to learn about our efforts in animal rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming, and meet some of our adoptable animals, please call the Shelter at 910-947-2631.  
 Can You Can-Can?  Our Two for One Canned Food Drive!
The Two For One Canned Food Drive is on, thanks to a very generous friend of Moore Humane Society!  Through the end of the year, all cans of dog and cat food donated to Moore Humane Society will be matched, two for one!  When you drop off your donations of canned food (at the Shelter or at Dogs' Best Friend on Pinehurst Road in Southern Pines), simply say, "I can Can-Can!"
To avoid "digestive distress" in our animals, we are asking for donations of specific brands/types of food.  Our cats enjoy Friskies Turkey and Giblets canned food (non-gravy type).  Our puppies need  a non-gravy canned puppy food that is ground, not chunky.  Our adult dogs also need a non-gravy type.  Please help us fill our pantry!  Many thanks from all of our cats and dogs, puppies and kittens!
Donate Your Bangles, Baubles, and Beads
to Benefit Moore Humane Society
Show Your Support for Our Advertisers!
We applaud our advertisers' compassion and commitment to help the homeless animals sheltered at Moore Humane Society and we hope you will frequent their businesses.  Please say “thank-you” for their generosity when you see them and support their establishments as they have supported us.




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 Let us know how your best friend is doing and attach your photos as jpeg files.)

"Gabriella, who used to be called Gizmo, is now a healthy 7 pounds.  She is a foster-sister to other kittens who come for extra care.  She tolerates foster puppies from her perch on high furniture but won’t play with them since she thinks she is in charge. Gabriella is queen of the household.  She has brought such joy to our home and family.  Fostering is truly so rewarding, especially if one gets to adopt a love like this girl."
"This is Daisy Duke, formerly known as Snookie. She enjoys relaxing in her bikini at the pool on these hot summer days."


"I adopted Comrade from Moore Humane Society a little over three years ago.  He'd been at the Shelter about a year and a half.  He and a black lab had been found behind a warehouse fence. Comrade is a most wonderful, devoted dog! He has taken three different obedience classes and did really well, earning his Good Citizen diploma!   He loves people, wants to be the center of attention, and loves to be petted! I am so glad HE adopted ME!  I was at the Shelter on a Sunday, looking for a small dog; he'd been out for a walk, came in through the door, and ran right over to me!  I said I'll take him... that was the best day!"
Hard to believe Odin was such a tiny puppy when he was adopted this past March... now someone needs to tell this Great Dane that when you outweigh your owner, you're too big to be a lap dog!  Although, no one seems to be complaining!!!
"Odin is loving Colorado! He really enjoys going on hikes with us and going for long walks around lakes. He loves water and it's so much fun watching him play in it, but he hasn't gone for a swim YET!  We look forward to seeing how much he'll grow in the next few months, but I think he will always be our little lap dog!"
In February of this year, Humane Society of the US 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. Snuggles was one of three dogs brought to our Shelter.
It didn't take long for Snuggles to find her family and forever home!  Here she is today, enjoying life with people she loves!  We couldn't be happier for her!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France

 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).  To learn more, click here:  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!  
Periodically, 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 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 or call 910-947-2631 .
 Suri's Short List... of Necessities for the Cats (and Dogs)
Suri 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)
 - Canned puppy food (ground, not chunky; non gravy, please)
 - Canned dog food (non-gravy, please)
 - Purina Pro Plan dry food for cats/kittens and for dogs/pups
 - Shampoo for kittens and puppies
 - Tall cat trees
 - Washable toys for cats, Kong toys for dogs
 - Non clumping clay kitty litter
 - Stainless steel puppy bowls
 - 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 have over 1,300 folks who like us, and we'd love to make it to 1,400!
Mark Your Calendars!
Moore Humane Society pooches have been invited to attend the Carolina Horse Park Dog Show, Saturday August 24th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM in Raeford!  Come say hello to our wonderful dogs and pups! 
Our felines will be in residence in the Aberdeen PetSmart cat room for the entire month of September! 
New Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, September 7th, Noon - 2:00 PM at the Shelter
 To register online, please click here  
PetSmart National Adoption Event, Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th, Noon until 4:00, Aberdeen store.
PetSmart Adoption Event featuring Moore Humane Society animals, Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd, Noon until 4:00, Aberdeen store.

 Coming in September: Nothin' But A Hound Dog!
Moore Humane Society
PO Box 203  |  Southern Pines, NC 28388  |
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