The Humane Society of Wilkes is an independent, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless, unwanted, and neglected companion animals in Wilkes County, NC. We support pet owners and prospective owners with programs that promote adoption and spay/neuter and services that provide information and resources to the community. The Humane Society of Wilkes also works closely with Wilkes County Animal Services and local veterinarians to help prevent suffering and improve the quality of life for animals in Wilkes County.
Our building is located at Hidden Oaks Dog Park in Cub Creek Park and open from 12 to 3 MWF. Visitors can register for SNAP, ask questions, or donate pet items.
The Humane Society of Wilkes does not have an animal shelter. Our volunteers work closely with the personnel at the Wilkes County Animal Shelter to help get pets adopted. Plus we have a number of foster homes who provide a safe haven for pets until they can find their forever home! Having a shelter is a goal of our society for which we are currently planning and fundraising. The Wilkes County Animal Shelter is located at 408 Call St., Wilkesboro, NC. Their number is 903-7688 and their hours are 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday and 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday.
Annual Board Meeting 2021!
The HSOW expressed their gratitude to Arlene McGrane (green sweater, top left) for her many years of service as a member since 1999 and a board member through 2020.
The long service of Carol Childers was also honored with a plaque in her memory to be placed on the new kitten cage. We lost Carol in March of 2021, but we will never forget her devotion to the HSOW and especially the cats of Wilkes County.
For more information about the Humane Society of Wilkes, see the latest Newsletter (below) and our frequently asked questions.