Humane Society of Randolph County

What We Do

The Humane Society of Randolph County is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the welfare of the animals in Randolph County.

 

Our Goal:

 

To decrease the number of unwanted animals euthanized in Randolph County and to educate the public on ways they can help reduce the unwanted pet population in Randolph County.

 

 

Strategies for Meeting our Goals:

 

Implement a low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for Randolph County residents.

Provide monetary assistance for spaying/neutering of pets to low-income families.

 

Educate the public on the various animal agencies in the county through our “PETS-line” and public forums.

 

The Humane Society of Randolph County is striving to spay or neuter all dogs and cats in the county.

 

FAQ's


Where are you located, and what are your hours?

We DO NOT have a permanent facility: The phone line 629-PETS (7387), website, and e-mail info@hsrcpets.org provide information and answer your questions.

 

How can the Humane Society help me get my pet spayed or neutered?


We sell Vouchers to Randolph County residents only, for low-cost spay/neuter at Sheets Pet Clinic in Greensboro. The vouchers cover the basic cost of surgery only. All additional costs associated with surgery (cryptorchid males, pregnant/in-heat females, hernia repair, etc) vaccines, and medicines are paid directly to the clinic. Feral cats must be in traps and cost extra because they get a rabies vaccine.

Vouchers may be purchased at 1822-B North Fayetteville St. in Asheboro, usually on the first Saturday of the month from 9 am to 11am. Please bring cash or credit/debit card(checks are not accepted) and Photo ID to prove you live in Randolph County. We limit families to a total of three vouchers.  They must then pay the clinics’ regular prices.

After buying a voucher, contact the clinic printed on the Voucher for an appointment. You take and pick-up your pet on the same day. Cats must be in kennels, but dogs may be on leashes. The clinic can provide additional information.

The Humane Society pays part of the cost of each surgery, to end unwanted births and needless deaths of companion animals.  If you need financial assistance with Spay/Neuter, please contact the Randolph County Animal Shelter at 336-683-8235. Rescues and Breeders should work with, and directly contact, their clinic(s) of choice.

 

 

Where do I send donations?

Tax deductible donations may sent through PayPal Donation Button on our Home page or mailed to:

HSRC

P O Box 4384

Asheboro, NC  27204

 

Donations may be made in honor or memory of someone.  Please provide the name and address of the honored person and the name and address of the person to be notified, if your donation is a memorial.

 

How can I help the HSRC raise funds for its programs?

One great way is to use AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support HSRC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to HSRC.  to support HSRC. Whenever you make an Amazon purchase using AmazonSmile, revenue is generated for HSRC.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. To get started now:

 Go to:   www.smile.amazon.com, then choose Humane Society of Randolph County as your Charity of Choice.

 

The Humane Society of Randolph County also has a Guardian Angel Program. The Guardian Angel Program allows people who cannot adopt or foster help one of our homeless pets.  By becoming a Guardian Angel, you help provide food, vet care, and housing for a foster pet.  E-mail us at info@hsrcpets.org, tell us which pet you want to sponsor, and choose a level of sponsorship:

Platinum Paw-$100.00,

Gold Paw-$75.00,

Silver Paw-$50.00,

Bronze Paw-$25.00.

You will get a picture and information about the animal you are sponsoring.  Mail your tax deductible donation to us at: P O Box 4384  Asheboro, NC 27204.

 

We also have annual fundraising events like our Cause for Paws, a draw down raffle, dinner, and silent auction.  Watch our website for information on this and other fund-raisers.

 

Other ways can I help out

  • Postage Stamps
  • 8 x 10 White copy paper
  • 11 x 14 color (pastel) paper
  • Dog and Cat Food
  • Dog and Cat Carriers
  • Dog Leashes
  • Dog & Cat Collars
  • Cat Litter
  • Odoban Disinfectant
  • Dog Houses/Outside Bedding
  • Paper Towels
  • Large Rubber-maid Containers

 

How do I become a member and/or volunteer for the Humane Society of Randolph County?

To become a member, download our Membership Application, compete it, mail it along with a check (to HSRC) for membership dues to Humane Society of Randolph County P O Box 4384  Asheboro, NC 27204.

 

Join us at our business meeting, the third Monday of the month (except June and December) at the 1822-B N Fayetteville St. Asheboro, at 7:00 pm.  You can learn about the activities of the committees and opportunities to volunteer with us.  You may also contact us at: info@hsrcpets.org

 

How do I go about adopting a pet?

Choose the pet of your choice from Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet, etc., follow the contact instructions provided, or call us at 629-PETS (7387) and leave a message on line three (3) with your name, telephone number, and the name of the pet you wish to adopt.  You may also e-mail us at info@hsrcpets.org. The pet’s foster parent will contact you by email or call you to set up an appointment for you to meet the pet.

 

Why Spay or Neuter?

Every year 8-10 million cats and dogs end up in US animal shelters.  Regardless of how they get there, most of them are the result of irresponsible ownership and uncontrolled breeding.  Sadly, nearly 4-5 million of these animals are killed because there are no homes for them.  Millions more never make it to shelters, but are killed by cars, starve to death, or die of disease.

 

In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats.  In six years, one female dog and her offspring can produce as many as 67,000 dogs.

Spayed/Neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.  It greatly reduces risk of cancer and other hormone-related disorders.  Neutered animals are less likely to roam, fight other animals, or bite.  They also make more affectionate, well behaved companions.  Females do not experience a heat cycle and male cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.

 

Animal shelters exit largely because people fail to spay/neuter their pets.  Communities spend millions of dollars each year to house, kill, and dispose of the dogs and cats.  All taxpayers pay to maintain animal shelters because some pet owners refuse to take responsibility for their pets by having them spayed or neutered.  Until all pet owners assume responsibility for their pets, the rest of us will have to pay for their poor decisions.

 

How can the Humane Society help me get my pet spayed or neutered?

We sell vouchers to Randolph County residents only, for low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Greensboro. The vouchers cover the basic cost of surgery only. All additional costs associated with surgery (cryptorchid males, pregnant/in-heat females, hernia repair, etc) vaccines, and medicines are paid directly to the clinic. Feral cats must be in traps and cost extra because they get a rabies vaccine.

 

Buy vouchers at 1822 B North Fayetteville St. in Asheboro, usually on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 am. Bring cash or credit and photo ID to prove you live in Randolph County. We limit families to a total of three vouchers.  They must then pay the clinics’ regular prices.

 

After buying a voucher, contact the clinic for an appointment. You take and pick-up your pet on the same day. Cats must be in kennels, but dogs may be on leashes. The clinic can provide additional information.

 

The Humane Society pays part of the cost of each surgery, to end unwanted births and needless deaths of companion animals.  If you need financial assistance with Spay/Neuter, please contact the Randolph County Animal Shelter at 336 683 8235. Rescues and Breeders should work directly with the clinics.

 

I need to find a home for a dog/cat/puppies/kittens. What should I do??

Contact the Randolph County Animal Shelter (683-8235), area rescue groups, advertise in the paper, or post animals on Petfinder.com.  Some veterinary clinics allow people to post notices on their bulletin boards.

 

Because we are a small group, with no facility, all foster care is done in the homes of members.  We accept animals for our foster program from the following sources:  Animal Control, area veterinarians, approved foster homes, and Humane Society members.  We are not able to accept pets from the public.  Our foster program is very small, because our main focus as an organization is Spay/Neuter.

 

What does a Foster Parent do, and how do I become one?

A Foster Parent provides housing, food, water, and social skills and basic training.  He/she is also responsible for getting the pet vaccinated on schedule and spayed/neutered, if needed.  They are responsible for treating any medical conditions.  We ask foster parents to consider the pet part of the family, to prepare it to be a pet for someone else.

 

All new pets entering the program will get a health check and behavioral assessment.  We ask that foster parents quarantine new pets for 15 days to be certain that it has no hidden disease, and to allow its vaccines to take effect.

Foster Parents will photograph their foster pet and write a biographical sketch for the website and local media, to assist in finding its new home.  He/she will interview interested applicants, do a home visit, and decide whether or not the applicant can provide an appropriate home.  The foster parent, and the Animal Welfare Chair approve adoptions.

 

Read our Foster Program Policies.  Download an application, complete it, and mail it to us at P O Box 4384, Asheboro, NC 27204.  We will review your application and contact you to arrange a home visit and interview. If accepted, we will soon place an animal in your care.

 

What is the monetary commitment in being a Foster Care Parent?

 The Foster Care Parent is to provide food, water and shelter for the pet.  Occasionally these items are donated and can, therefore, be provided to a Foster Care Parent.  The HSRC will pay for all vaccinations, surgeries, and medications for a pet that has been accepted into foster care.

 

How do I report a case of abuse or neglect?

 All cases of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment must be reported to County Animal Control (683-8235), Asheboro City Animal Control (318-6927), Archdale Animal Control (878-8235), or Liberty Animal Control (315-8235).  An investigation must be done and legal steps taken before animals can be removed from a situation.

 

The Humane Society has no legal authority and is not authorized to seize animals.

 

My cat has tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus or Feline   Immunodeficiency Virus; what do I do now?

 A cat infected with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) may continue to live quite happily for many years. Early detection is important to help you care for your cat and to prevent the spread of these contagious diseases. Your veterinarian may recommend these steps:

  • Keep your cat indoors to limit its exposure to other infections, and to prevent your cat from spreading its illness. Keep your cat's environment as stress-free as possible, providing it with a comfortable place to rest, and limiting its interaction with people or other pets that may annoy it. Provide your cat with plenty of fresh water at all times. Keep your cat on a regular, healthy diet. If you have other cats in your household, have them tested for FeLV and FIV as well. Schedule regular veterinary check-ups to monitor your cat's condition and to diagnose and treat any secondary infections early.

Humane Society of Randolph County

Box 4384

Asheboro, NC 27204

336.629.PETS

info@hsrcpets.org

Humane Society of Randolph County