The Humane Society of Wilkes is a volunteer organization. We are dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the education of the public regarding humane treatment of animals and spay/neutering.
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 fine their forever home! Having a shelter is a long-term goal of our society but we do not currently have sufficient manpower to provide a shelter. They 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.
Annual Board Meeting 2019!
The annual meeting of the members was held on 9/23/2019 and is always a good time to acknowledge all the hard work the Board of Directors (all volunteers) and other volunteers have done for our organization. It is incredible all we have accomplished in the past year with just volunteers doing the work. Our passion for helping homeless pets in Wilkes County shows.
Volunteer of the Year: Donna Peterson
Some highlights for the year:
So far this year 143 dogs, 257 cats, 2 rabbits, 15 rats, 1 gerbil, and 1 ferret have all been adopted.
Our foster pets change regularly and our foster homes do a great job and working closely with the shelter and local vet to ensure that all animals in our care are healthy and social when the time comes for their very own forever home! As you can imagine some pets we get do need extra medical care and that’s when we ask our members and facebook friends to please donate. Here are just a few of the babies that we have treated so far this year:
**Bellatrix and Sebastian - Leg Amputations
**Declan, Keiran, and Tony had to have their eyes enucleated
**Heartworm Treatments: Nacho and Sadie
**Took in many Chi mixes from a hoarding situation
**We had many Momma Cats with kittens over the summer.
**Treated many kittens and cats for Upper Respiratory Infections, Coccidia, and Ringworm
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
Over 1,000 Wilkes County pets signed up so far this year to get spay/neutered.
420 of the 1,000 were cats that were signed up during our March Madness promotion
Our building at Cub Creek Park is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-3pm. The building manager, Donna Huffman, makes sure it is kept with staff, keeps the staff trained, and keeps the outside and inside looking clean and professional. We are always looking for people to help at the building.
With the new fundraising chairperson on board – Tammera Porter, we now have two new fundraising events to add to our calendar, Bingo (March and August) and September Vendor Fair/Rabies and Microchip Clinic. She is also are doing a test run on a Thrift Store which has been going very well. With all these new programs, the income raised with fundraisers has doubled from past year amounts.
− We have done some minor revisions on the By-Laws, updating a few things. A copy of it is at our building and a digital copy can be requested by emailing the request to firstname.lastname@example.org
− Beginning January 1, we will be increasing our membership dues, individual, $20 and family $35. Membership and membership renewals can be done on our website www.humanesocietyofwilkes.org
− We recently bought shelter quality cat cages that will be housed in the building. Our plan is to house cats that are waitig on a foster home, or waiting to go to PetSmart. We will also use the pens to quarantine sick cats, or cats just pulled from the shelter waiting on vaccines. So most of them will just be there temporarily.
− We have formed a special exploratory committee that will explore the possibility of building a shelter to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out homeless pets.
For more information about the Humane Society of Wilkes, New Newsletter coming soon and frequently asked questions.