Carroll County Humane Society

Current Foster Animal List


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DOG OF THE MONTH:

DOG OF THE MONTH

ANA

An angel has been looking out for Ana this year. Ana suddenly appeared one day in a neighborhood with families that fed her and tried to find her owners. She was very pregnant. When they had no luck, they called Animal Control to pick her up. A Humane Society volunteer took pity on Ana when she saw her at the shelter and transferred her into boarding at the Bed and Biscuit, where she gave birth to her family of 5 little puppies on May 21. Soon after, one of the foster chairs with CCHS took her into the foster program and into his home, where she raised her little family in comfort and safety. Now she and her puppies are ready to begin their new lives. Cara, Lola, Jill, Molly and Tank have their own individual photos and descriptions on the next page.

Ana is a little busy body and needs to know what is happening everywhere in the house. She just loves to go outside. Every 5 minutes she wants to check out the back yard. Right now she shares a foster home with her 5 puppies and 3 Schnauzers who belong to her foster parents. They all get along very well and play well together. Ana has a special little trick though. If she wants something that you are eating, she will look at you, wag her tail and smile. She has a very pretty smile. She doesn't bark a lot - only when the door bell rings. She likes sitting in laps and being petted. She prefers sleeping in her own doggy bed - not with humans in their bed. Ana is a Chihuahua possibly mixed with Corgi or Dachshund. She is about 5 years old and weighs about 20 lbs. She is also housebroken. Ana was spayed on July 24 and is up to date on all shots except a third parvo distemper. Please contact David at 678-378-7040 or email at dpadg71896@aol.com if you are interested in adopting her.



NEWS

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WHO WE ARE

The Carroll County Humane Society is an all-volunteer group who runs an in-home foster program. Cats and dogs taken from the local County Animal Control shelter are temporarily housed in private homes to prevent their deaths. They have had their vaccinations, dewormed if needed, and have been spayed or neutered. Dogs have been tested for heartworm; cats have been tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS (FeLv/FIV).


ADOPTING A FRIEND

If you would like to adopt a foster animal, please call or email the Foster Parent whose name appears in the description of the individual dog or cat. Some CCHS foster animals can be seen at the Douglasville PetSmart on Sunday. ** Note: Not all animals will be at Petsmart each week, so please make arrangements with the Foster Parent ahead of time.**


CAT ADOPTION POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

Generally, we look for indications that adopters are in a stable living situation. If you rent, we will want some proof that your landlord approves adopting the cat and you know if there will be a deposit required. We also do not adopt to students living in temporary housing. The highest concentration of stray cats in any town is always around universities because college students frequently adopt animals then leave them when they graduate or go home for the summer.
INDOOR-ONLY HOMES The normal life expectancy of an indoor only cat is 15 to 20 years. That figure drops to only 2-5 years for cats that are allowed to go outside unsupervised. Accordingly, CCHS only adopts our cats and kittens to indoor-only homes.
NO DECLAWING: We believe in the wealth of information that indicates cats frequently suffer long term problems after being surgically declawed. These problems include both behavioral and/or medical. We require that each adoptive person sign a contract that they will NOT surgically declaw any cat adopted from us. If you feel you MUST have a declawed cat, we will be happy to give you a call when we rescue a cat that is already declawed.

SPECIAL KITTEN CONSIDERATIONS:
SINGLE KITTEN: Research and experience has shown that single kittens adopted into homes without other young cats frequently develop behavioral problems. This is because the kitten takes the biting behavior used when playing with their littermates and transfers this behavior to humans. To prevent these problems, and to encourage proper development of the kitten, we do not recommend single kittens under 16 weeks for homes that do not have another young cat. We encourage adopting 2 kittens if you do not have a young playmate for them.
KITTENS & CHILDREN: At eight weeks, a kitten weighs only 2 pounds or less and is still a baby. They do not have the coordination or knowledge it takes to interact with a small child. This could cause injury to the child or kitten. Because of this, we generally do not place kittens under 16 weeks old with families who have children under 6 years old. This also follows the recommendations of the ASPCA and HSUS.
EXCEPTIONS:
You may feel that your particular situation warrants an exception to some of the policies stated above. If so, please feel free to talk to one of our cat fosterers. After hearing your circumstances, we may agree with you.

DOG ADOPTION POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Generally, we look for indications that adopters are in a stable living situation. If you rent, we will want some proof that your landlord allows dogs. However, we do not adopt to people who live in temporary housing. Dogs have to be kept indoors and leash-walked or have a fenced yard. No pens or tethering are allowed for permanent confinement.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:
PUPPIES: Research and experience has shown that puppies learn socialization skills and biting inhibition around the ages 6-10 weeks of ages from their mothers and other littermates. To prevent biting behavior problems, and to encourage proper development of the puppy, we do not recommend puppies under 12 weeks for homes that do not have another young dog
PUPPIES, SMALL DOGS, & CHILDREN:
Children under 6 years old do not have the coordination or knowledge it takes to interact with a small dog or puppy. This could cause injury to the child or dog. Because of this, we generally do not place puppies under 12 weeks old with families who have children under 6 years old.

EXCEPTIONS: If you feel that your particular situation warrants an exception to some of the policies stated above, please contact the Foster Parent whose name appears in the description of the individual dog you are interested in and after hearing your circumstances, they may agree with you.


ADOPTION FORMS

If you would like to adopt one of the animals in the foster program, fill out the appropriate form below.

APPLICATION FORM FOR FOSTER CAT ADOPTIONS
APPLICATION FORM FOR FOSTER DOG ADOPTIONS

CONTACT US!

The Carroll County Humane Society does not have an office or building at this time. We are an all-volunteer group.
If you would like to contact the Society, please call Carroll County Humane Society's voicemail at 770-830-2763 and leave your name and number, or email us at cchs@carrollcountyhumane.org, or write to
CCHS, P.O. Box 1304, Carrollton GA 30112.


Carroll County Humane Society
P.O. Box 1304
Carrollton, GA 30112
Phone: 770-830-2763
Email: cchs@carrollcountyhumane.org

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