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Humane Society of Rowan County
P.O Box 295                Salisbury, NC  28145                     704-636-5700
 
 

We are a small group of volunteers in Rowan County trying to do what we can to save the lives of animals that we have rescued. We have no shelter. All animals are kept in volunteer foster homes until they can be placed. We educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet to help stop the needless killings of innocent animals and also about responsible, humane animal care.

Since 1973, volunteers have worked to help abandoned and abused animals of this county. We are the only volunteer organization in the county that does so. If you genuinely care what happens to the injured and abandoned animals in our community, then support us by joining. The $20 fee helps pay for needed medical care. More than that,joining says that YOU are committed to the welfare of these creatures. Put your name on our list today. Join now, or renew your membership for the coming year. Sign your kids up, and teach them respect and compassion for all life. The animals depend on us.

If you don't see the dog or cat of your dreams on our page, please be sure and also check out Rowan County Animal Shelter on Julian Road, Salisbury. They have many animals needing loving, permanent homes. They are open 11:00 am until 4:30 pm Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am until 11:20 on Saturdays. SAVE A LIFE! Call 704-216-7768 for kennel hours.

Shun Puppy Mills

Most pet store puppies are obtained from puppy mills, where dogs are treated as mere livestock to be bred over and over again, and where attention to the mothers' and puppies' physical and social needs are ignored. Also when buying a puppy from backyard breeders, be sure to get paperwork showing proof that pups have had all necessary shots and are healthy before purchasing. Some of these backyard breeders are out only for the money, not caring about the pups or what happens to them in the future. A lot of purebred dogs are going through local animal shelter because the breeders are not responsible parties. Humane organizations have been trying for many years to close such places down, but they cannot do so without the help of an informed public that refuses to buy the dogs. The warmth and comfort sought by puppy-buyers can easily be found in any local shelter, where animals wait for rescue from a sad fate. Many puppies bought on a whim will be ending up in these shelters anyway, when the realities of dog guardianship become evident to purchasers. We urge all who are truly serious about providing a lifelong home for a dog to steer strictly clear of puppy mill animals. If it is a specific breed you seek, there are hundreds of breed-rescue organizations that will be overjoyed to help.

Petsitting...

You can now have peace of mind while on vacation knowing your pets will be well taken care of while you're away. No more boarding at the kennels - leave them in their own familiar environment and have a petsitter come to your home petsitter.com is great website to find a petsitter in your area!

Dog Obedience Classes

If your little fur baby could use a few manners, we have a couple of fine folks to give them an obedience class or two. Doggie Training Instructors are Elaine Allman in Cleveland 704-528-7526; Diane Boyd in Kannapolis 704-782-3272; Anne Frye in Salisbury 704-638-2089. Salisbury Parks & Recreation also has classes at different times throughout the year, 704-638-5275.

 
  1. Be a foster home

  2. Help at dog washes

  3. Help at fund raisers

  4. Return calls on our answering machine

  5. Deliver/pick-up pet food

  6. Take pictures of our animals for the website

  7. Donate pet food & supplies

  8. Donate baked goods for fundraisers

  1. Build dog houses

  2. Help with spay/neuter clinic

  3. Help with newsletter

  4. Yard Sale (held in spring)

  5. Spaghetti dinner (held in fall)

  6. Sell raffle tickets

  7. Luminaries

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The Humane Society of Rowan County is a non-profit volunteer animal welfare organization and IS NOT affiliated with Rowan County Animal Control.

All calls involving animals attacks and/or stray animals should contact Rowan Animal Services at 704-216-7768

After hours calls should be made to 911.