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Cat & Dog of the Month

Each month Almost Home features an exceptional cat and dog of the month at a special price...$40 for cats and $50 for dogs.  These animals are selected because they are particularly deserving of adoption...either because of their unique personalities, popularity among the staff, particular need for a permanent home, or the length of time at our shelter. 
This month's picks are shown below.  For more pictures and information on these animals, select the animal's name below
 2004-04 POM April 
Dog of the Month:  Saturn          Cat of the Month:  Lila

Items of Interest
  • Open House Saturday, April 26 from 1-4:00 pm in Celebration of the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County's 10th Anniversary.  RSVPs at are appreciated, but not required.  Check out the Events page for more details. 
  • HOWS - House of Wood & Straw -- This is a community service project which exists to construct free wooden dog houses to outside dogs in need of more appropriate outdoor shelter. Perhaps you have seen a neighborhood dog in need of shelter. For more information on this project go to our Merchants & Services page.  
  • Send A Rescue Person -- a moving poem written by Arlene Pace.  To view this poem, go to News & Articles.

  • Reasons to Spay and Neuter your Cat...
PERM - Spay and Neuter Cats - 2
  • "Nelson County Shelter Seeks Homes for Special Needs Cats." To view this NBC Channel 29 Video, go to News & Articles.

  • "What Happens When the Dog Stays Home Alone?" To view this hillarious video, go to News & Articles.

  • "20 Most Important Facts Dog Lovers Must Never Forget" - To view, go to News & Articles.

  • "Adopted Puppy Rescues Family From Gas Leak" - One more reason to adopt a shelter dog...To view video, go to News & Articles.

  • "5 Household Items That Are Poisonous to Your Pet"...   To view, go to News & Articles.

  • "5 Ways to Keep Foster Environments Squeaky Clean and Infection-Free!"... To view, go to News & Articles.
  • AT NO COST TO YOU...Donate to the Humane Society-SPCA of Nelson County every time you shop at Amazon.  For more information, go to News & Articles or Donation Info page. 
  • "For All of You who give your Time for All Those Who Need You Most" ... a tribute to our volunteers, fosters and staff at Almost Home. To view, go to News & Articles.

  • Share our Shelter On Facebook... Almost Home would like to grow our online network in 2014. Many of you have been newly added to our group to help facilitate this purpose. If each of you added two friends, and those individuals added two friends, our network would grow immensely!  We've added a Facebook Button just below the Navigation Menu (on left). 

            Donation Needed

Did you know the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, a no-kill shelter, is funded entirely by donations & fundraisers?  We receive NO funding from Nelson County!  And, thanks to the help of dedicated staff, volunteers and fosters, we are able to save many animals and help prevent their needless suffering.  Unfortunately, we are constantly in need of help!!! Some ways you can help...

Visit the Donation Info, Help To Heal Fund, Volunteering, Thrift Shop or Events pages.
Help To Heal Poster

The "Help To Heal" fund was developed to deal with the growing number of animals that are arriving at our facility in need of medical care above and beyond our normal budget capacity.  Monies donated to the “Help To Heal” fund will be used to pay for these medical costs.  To donate, please select our Help to Heal Fund link. 

      H2H - Vega - 16607        H2H - Felix 16568
                  Vega #16607                                 Felix #16568

Funds are needed for Vega who was shot in the head.  She unfortunately lost sight in her right eye, and some muscle from the top of her head.  She also had to have a drainage tube inserted to relieve the swelling in her head.  The vet removed a fair amount of buckshot from her head and ear.  Read more about Vega!

Funds are needed for poor Felix who came to the shelter with what appeared to be an injury to his left ear.  He had a terrible case of ear mites so it made sense that he may have scratched at his ear and hurt himself.  The shelter staff treated the ear mites and medicated Felix for infection, but the ear refused to heal.  Felix's trouble was finally identified as Squamous cell carcinoma - a type of skin cancer.  Felix had surgery on April 2nd to remove his entire left ear.  Read more about Felix! 

    Donate a Kuranda Dog OR Cat Bed to Almost Home!!!

Almost Home receives 10% of sales generated from visitors to Kuranda Website using link below!!!  Also, you get $5 Flat Rate Shipping for each dog or 2 cat beds donated to our shelter. 

                      2014-03-03 Too Big For Bed   2014-03-03 Plenty of Room
2013-12-1 - Dog Beds Needed
 2013-12-1 - Cat Tree Needed

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Highlighted Events
See all of our events!
Nelson Community Day 2014 -- Saturday April 19th, 2014
Almost Home 10th Anniversary Celebration -- Saturday April 26th, 2014
Almost Home 10th Anniversary Celebration -- Saturday April 26th, 2014
Belk Charity Day Event -- Saturday May 3rd, 2014
May the 4th Be With You -- Sunday May 4th, 2014
Highlighted News
See all of our news!
How To Bathe Your Cat Video -- Sunday March 30th, 2014
5 Household Items That Are Poisonous to Pets -- Saturday March 29th, 2014

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  1 to 4 pm seven days a week (except some holidays)

"Animals are created by the same loving hand of God which created us...It is our duty to protect them and to promote their well-being.”  —Mother Teresa

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