Schedule your pet's Wellness Clinic Appointment in May for a chance to win BIG!

Are you ready to dive into the ultimate whirlwind of furry fun? Hold onto your leashes because Mayhem Mania: Paws & Claws Edition is here to add an extra spark to your May! Introducing our *Weekly Pet Mayhem Raffle* happening throughout the entire month of May! Plus, get ready for the grand finale...We're wrapping up the month with a PAWSITIVELY epic Grand Prize Mayhem Drawing!

Here's how the Mayhem unfolds:

🔹 Every week in May, our clients who schedule a wellness appointment for their furry pals are automatically enlisted into our Weekly Pet Mayhem Raffle! And what's on the wellness menu, you ask? Think routine vaccinations, ear cleaning, anal gland expression, fecal tests, nail trims, heartworm testing, FeLV/FIV testing, and even microchipping!

🔹 Each week, we'll unleash the chaos by randomly selecting lucky winners who'll receive pawsome pet-related prizes, surprises, and maybe even a few treats for their four-legged companions!

🔹 But hold onto your hats, because the real Mayhem extravaganza goes down at the end of May with our Grand Prize Mayhem Drawing! One fortunate pet parent will seize an incredible reward that'll leave tails wagging and hearts pounding!

Don't let your furry friends miss out on the Mayhem Mania! Keep those wellness appointments scheduled and get ready to dive into a whirlwind of prizes! Stay tuned to our page for updates, adorable pet shenanigans, and all the Mayhem excitement! Secure your pet's spot in the Mayhem by booking their wellness appointments today using the link below.



Celebrating the pet's who give us so much love.

Pet owners rejoice! May is NATIONAL PET MONTH. A opportunity to celebrate the critters in our lives that bring us so much joy. Whether your team cat or team dog, into reptiles or aquatic creatures, consider your BFF to be a goat, or just a lover of animals in general we all can agree that our pet's make our lives better. It's estimated that over 80 million families in the US have at least one pet in the home.

It's also a time to promote responsible pet ownership. Our animal companions ask for very little, but it is our duty to keep them safe, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccines and prevention. So this month take the opportunity to schedule your Wellness Appointments, take an extra long walk with your dog, share all the adorable pet photos, and feel free to watch all the funny cat videos.

If you're feeling left out of the "Pet Owner's Club" and ready to take a leap that will change your life, consider adopting a furry family member from HSCC. All of our animals are up-to-date on vaccines and testing, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and ready to start a new journey with a beautiful family. Click the link below for more info on adopting a pet from HSCC.



Saturday, May 4th | 12-2 p.m. | Rescue Re-Tail (downtown Newton)

As we are preparing for Kitten Season we encourage those who attend to bring an item or two from our Wish List (linked below). We will provide light refreshments and host a discussion on fostering for our shelter.

Consider this:

  • A single unaltered female cat can produce three litters per year with an average of 4-6 kittens per litter. 
  • A single unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce more than 400,000 cats in there lifetime.

This time of the year is very challenging for shelters. Any help is greatly appreciated!



Saturday, May 11th | Fairbrook Optimist Park | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This family and dog-friendly event will feature a full day of doggie fun! Activities will include an owner and pet look-a-like contest, a variety of vendors, raffles, music, and food trucks. There will be an on-site rabies clinic for your furry friend to receive their 1 year rabies vaccine for $10.

Thank you to all our major sponsors: Big Dawg 92.1FM Radio, Family Pet Cremations, and Allegra Marketing Print Mail. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lance Riddile at or 828-261-2254.



New Leash on Life Program

The next group of shelter dogs have graduated in April from the “New Leash on Life” program between Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC), Hickory, NC and Foothills Correctional Institution, Morganton, NC.
Kona, a 6 year old, Treeing Walker Coon Hound and Morris aka "Red", a 3 year old, Coonhound successfully completed a 12 week program that allows state offenders to train shelter dogs in preparation for their adoption. The dogs are taught basic obedience, house training, and socialization by the offenders with guidance from the shelter staff. Both Kona and Morris were from a hoarding situation. By having this socialization and obedience work their progress over the 12 week training course was immense.
On return to HSCC, Kona has been adopted into his forever home. Morris is still waiting, but we know that perfect candidate is out there! If you would be interested in adopted Morris or any animal at HSCC, please contact Kaitlyn Ewing at


HSCC Online Pharmacy

We are working with our pharmacy partner, Vetsource, to deliver the products your pet needs to your front door. Click the link below to visit our online store. You can shop for medications, food, treats and much more!

By shopping on our store, HSCC will receive funds for our medical needs. 



NO COST spay/neuter surgery for dogs from low-income families.

Gracie was found running loose with no collar and no microchip, on a busy 4-lane highway in Hickory. Concerned citizens contacted HSCC, and she was brought to the shelter, tail wagging all the way. Although her photo was posted, no owner ever came to the shelter. She was given all her vaccines and spayed. Gracie’s story had a happy ending, and she was adopted into a loving family.
We’ll never know why she was lost or abandoned. Could her family not afford to care for her? Was the cost of spay surgery out of reach? With such a sweet disposition, we know someone must have loved her.
Gracie wants to be sure that every owner can afford to have their animal spayed or neutered. To this end, HSCC is happy to offer The Gracie Project: No-cost spay/neuter for dogs of low-income owners that qualify. Dog owners who receive government benefits such as Food stamps (EBT), Medicaid, or SSI payments can now receive spay/neuter surgery for their dogs at no cost.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 828.464.8878. Appointment dates and times are limited.


No cost adoptions for all adult cats thanks to our sponsor Beth L. Deal Financial Group!

Cat adoption fees are waived for 2024!

Thanks to our friends at Beth L. Deal Financial Group, all adult cat adoptions (6 months and older) are at NO COST in 2024 to the lucky approved adopter! Applications are required, so apply to adopt one of our furry felines at, and take home a bundle of love for FREE!

All adoptable cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations.



The Natural Dog Pet Food Market

In 2024 our Pets of the Week will have fee-waived adoptions thanks to our friends at The Natural Dog. Having a friend like The Natural Dog makes it that much easier for our animals to find loving homes. If you are interested in unique sponsorship opportunities for your business or organization email, for more information.


So far this year...

245 pets have found their families through adoption.

62 cats and dogs have gone to Northern rescues.

Foothill's Spay/Neuter has completed 3924 successful surgeries.

7 heartworm positive dogs have received life saving treatment.

PO Box 63 | Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 464-8878 |

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