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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 staff, particular need for a permanent home, or length of time at our shelter.  This month’s picks are shown below.  For more pictures and information, select the applicable link below. 

Because featured animals are often adopted quickly, we recommend that you call the shelter to verify the animal is still available for adoption.

DOMCOM SEPT
Cat of Month: Ned        Dog of Month:  Minnie

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, interested adopters need to call the shelter and make an appointment to view an animal.


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 


IMPORTANT READ!!! NEW LAWS REGARDING TETHERING OF ANIMALS 

DURING EXTREME HEAT/COLD, ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING OUTLINES NEW ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS.  Click here to view!


TS Sale Sept

2020-06-11 updated covid policy
 
2020-06-01 covid adoption info 


ITEMS OF INTEREST

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CURRENT HELP TO HEAL FUND NEEDS 


Almost Home averages between $5,000 - $8,000 per month for medications, vaccines and medical bills.  For more information on how you can help with medical expenses, please go to our Help To Heal Fund  page. Current needs...

SPRING-SUMMER 2020

Hootie,
a 10 month old hound, was hit by a car on Rt. 56 in Shipman on July 17, 2020.  He has broken front left leg and back right leg.  Thankfully he did not have any internal injuries.  His front leg was splinted and is healing well.  The vet tried to save his back leg by pinning it, but the bone was too fragile.  The leg had to be amputated and he is currently at the vet healing and learning to walk.  He is 150% sweet.  He wags his tail constantly and loves other dogs.  

hootie 1 hootie 2

Stanley is a little Beagle who is about 5 years old.  When he was vetted and neutered, he tested positive for Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasmosis.  He is currently being treated for Heart Worm. 

sTANLEY h2h


Variety suffered a traumatic injury to her eye. The vet tried to save the eye, but, in the end, it needed to be removed. Variety came through the surgery in good shape and is recovering in foster care.

Variety H2H

Victory suffered an accident and was rushed to the vet struggling to breathe. He had contusions to his lungs and needed oxygen therapy to bring his oxygen level back up. He has been recovering in foster care as his lungs heal and is making good progress. 

H2H Victory

Gabby is a sweet little 18 pound beagle that was found with her foot in a Steel Leg Hold Trap.  Sadly she had to have a portion of her leg amputated and will need a prosthetic.  These traps are banned in 85 countries including the European Union but are still being used in the U.S. The following states have restrictions on their use:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey Rhode Island and Washington. Only New Jersey has banned the manufacture, sale, possession import transport and use of these.  Virginia unfortunately allows the use of these inhumane traps.  View VA Regulations!

Gabby H2H 1 gabby H2H 3 GABBY h2h 3




Highlighted Events
See all of our events!
Spay & Neuter Clinic (drop off) -- Wednesday October 14th, 2020
Spay & Neuter Clinic (pick-up) -- Thursday October 15th, 2020
Spay & Neuter Clinic (drop off) -- Saturday November 14th, 2020
Spay & Neuter Clinic (pick-up) -- Sunday November 15th, 2020
Spay & Neuter Clinic (drop off) -- Wednesday December 9th, 2020
Highlighted News
See all of our news!
10 Ways to Jeopardize Your Cat's Trust -- Saturday September 12th, 2020
Identifying the Root Cause of Anal Gland Issues -- Saturday September 12th, 2020
Why Do Dogs Freak Out During Thunderstorms? -- Wednesday September 2nd, 2020
Handling Thunderstorm Phobia in Dogs -- Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

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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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