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Cat & Dog of the Month

Each month Almost Home features an exceptional cat and dog of the month.  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.  

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   New Dog the the Month:  Emmet     Cat of the Month:  Munchkin         
Dog of the Month:  Julia - ADOPTED!

Items of Interest
  • UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION...Almost Home will  be open on Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 1.
  • HELP BRING MORE MILITARY DOGS HOME...article on how you can contribute to reunite these military canines with their handlers.  Go to News & Articles for more information regarding the American Humane Association's efforts.   
  • Every Pet is Perfect Parade & Show -- check our Events calendar for more information.

2014-08-17 Pet Parade Show

  • "How NOT to Hold a Leash, Unless You Want to Land in the ER".  To view article and video, go to News & Articles
  • Humane Society / SPCA of Nelson County's 2014 Summer News Letter is now available on line in our News & Articles section.
  • Help to Heal Fund - Almost Home is in need of funds for Doggie Howzer.  See pictures below. 
  • It Takes A Village to Save A Kitten: The Story of Irish.  Read this heart warming story of how our Almost Home staff saved an injured kitten under News & Articles.  
  • Why We Need Your Support...See visually why it's so important that the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County receives your support.  Did you know we get 0% funding from Nelson County, taxes, ASPCA or HSUS but rely mainly on donations and sales at our Thrift Shop.   Go to News & Articles to view pie chart of the breakdown.
          2014-07-14 Tupelo Before Pics  2014-07-14 Tupelo After 
        Tupelo #16788 before pictures (4/23/14) and just 6 weeks later!!!
  • Share our Shelter On Facebook... Almost Home would like to grow our online networking to help us get our shelter animals adopted. If each of you added two friends to Facebook, and those individuals added two friends, our network would grow immensely!  We've added a "find us on Facebook" button just below the Navigation Menu (on left).          
  • HELP NEEDED AT OUR SHELTER!  If you love playing with cats and kittens, and have a couple hours to give of your time on Thursday mornings, we'd love to have you as part of the team.  We are looking for a volunteer to help clean cat cages and cat rooms.  Rewards of this job include self-satisfaction, good conversation with other cat loving individuals, free cat hair to decorate your clothes, and constant purrs and body rubs by thankful adorable cats and kittens.  Call our shelter and ask for Bonnnie 434 263-7722. 

Donations 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.
Funds are currently needed for Doggie Howzer who had severe injuries to his back...exact cause unknown...possibly from a truck or train.  For more information on Doggie  Howzer select his name below.

2014-07-15 H2H - Howzer - 1 2014-07-15 H2H - Howzer - 2
 Doggie Howzer #16993

    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!
Every Pet is Perfect Parade & Show -- Sunday August 17th, 2014
Wintergreen Adoption Event (Tentative) -- Saturday August 30th, 2014
ASPCA Mega Adoption Event -- Saturday October 18th, 2014
Highlighted News
See all of our news!

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"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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