Past Events & Press Releases
Haywood Spay/Neuter receives $18K grant from PetSmart
Haywood Spay/Neuter received $18,000 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fund its trap-neuter-return (TNR) program in Haywood County. More...|
Petco Foundation Invests in Haywood Spay/Neuter’s Lifesaving Work
Haywood Spay/Neuter today announced a $10,000 Petco Foundation grant in support of its ongoing TNR project for Haywood County’s free roaming “community cats.” The nonprofit organization actively seeks to lower the county’s cat overpopulation, with nearly 6,000 community cats sterilized and vaccinated since 2009. TNR cats receive rabies and distemper vaccines and Ivermectin for parasites. More...|
Sips for Snips Fundraiser - A Great Time for a Great Cause!
Haywood Spay/Neuter held its well attended fundraiser, "Sips for Snips", Thursday, September 15th at Bosus Wine Shop. Participants
had a great time tasting the different wines, chowing down on great appetizers and trying their luck on some great raffle items. More...|
History of the Haywood County Animal Shelter
In the 1960s, Haywood County erected a shelter about 12 feet square near the site of the current shelter building to house dogs and cats that had been found. It had a single open drain. Cats were placed in 14 inch by 14 inch wooden hen boxes that were on stilts above dog cages. The cats had no litter boxes or bedding — just the wooden floor.
Pets are already in heat, some with litters on the way!
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Haywood Spay/Neuter (HS/N) sent 66 cats and dogs to the Human Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic. On Thursday they came back home fixed. The post-surgical report stated that 30 percent of the animals fixed were either in heat or pregnant. More...|
Our prices are going up and we want you to know why!
We regret to announce that the NC General Assembly changed the rules for applying to use the NC Spay/Neuter Program. This program was established in 2001 to assist low-income pet owners to get their pets spayed or neutered affordably. More...|
Kittens2Barns is eco-friendly solution to rodents
Haywood County cats are looking for barns and other structures infested with mice. Do you have one? Cats are social animals that enjoy the communal living space provided by structures abundant with prey. Kittens2Barns capitalizes on these facts and places healthy, bonded litters in mice-infested barns and sheds. Problems solved. More...|
|04/06/15 — HS/N 'awards' 106 community cats with TNR honors
Another 106 free roaming or community cats have been fixed and vaccinated since Jan. 1 as part of Haywood Spay/Neuter’s trap-neuter-return or “TNR” project. This brings the total to nearly 4,000 cats helped since the project began in 2009.
Their tipped left ear, a badge of honor, identifies TNR cats. More...|
|03/16/15 — And The Beat Goes On!
Haywood Spay/Neuter announced it will continue the “Beat the Heat” $10 spay/neuter special as long as they possibly can, which is good news for Haywood County residents with pets needing a fix. More...|
|02/07/15 — New Chance, New Life for Baby Kittens
A groundswell of cooperation among local animal groups bore fruit last year in their efforts to save the lives of Haywood County’s homeless kittens and young cats. The happy result is the number more than tripled in 2014 with 105 lives saved compared to an average of 29 lives in prior years. More...|
|02/07/15 — 80 Shelter Pit/Mixes Euthanized in 2014
The much-maligned breed of pit bulls and pit/mixes suffered another 80 losses in 2014 through shelter euthanasia. Pit/mixes are the most likely breed to enter the shelter, representing 18% of dog intakes last year.
They also are the least likely breed to leave. One in four or 25% of the 320 shelter dogs euthanized last year in Haywood County were pits and pit/mixes. That can change!More...|
|08/19/14 — Shelter intake declines but euthanasia continues
Animal advocates and taxpayers alike will be thrilled to learn that fewer unwanted dogs and cats of all ages have been surrendered to the county shelter so far this year compared to 2013.
Through July 31, shelter cat intakes are down 17 percent and shelter dog intakes are down 7 percent. More...|
|05/14/14 — It's a 'Pitty' — Operation Pit may end soon
Operation Pit, a program that provides free surgery, rabies and distemper vaccines and free microchip IDs for owners of pit bulls and pit mixes, may end soon.
The program has been operating in Haywood County since January 2013 via Haywood Spay/Neuter, and was established because the county’s shelter intake data showed that a large percentage of pits and pit mixes that enter the shelter do not come out.
||03/01/14 — Haywood Spay/Neuter announces February TNR results
Trap Neuter Return team members humanely trap outdoor cats for free surgery, vaccination and parasite treatment. Every cat's left ear is tipped to show it is fixed before returning it to its colony.
“Another 75 community cats were fixed and vaccinated in February despite the surprise snowstorm,” said Susan Kumpf, TNR coordinator and board member for Haywood Spay/Neuter.
||01/05/14 — Haywood Spay/Neuter Discovers There is a Penalty for Success
Haywood Spay/Neuter had a banner year and provided almost 2,400 low and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries in 2013.
"We've been aiming high and succeeding," said Connie Hewitt the board president. "Our dream of lowering the number of pets entering the county shelter is being realized.