Thursday, October 3, 2013

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

We have several exciting events and opportunities coming up this fall!

To volunteer for any of these events, please sign up through our volunteer website.

Adoption Stands - stop by and meet your forever friend!

Clay - available for adoption!
Selected adoptable dogs and cats will have the opportunity to get out into the community and potentially get adopted!

Loreeta's Frozen Yogurt (dogs) on the first Saturday of each month (next stand is this Saturday, October 5th), 1-4 pm.

Sweet Pets (dogs) on the third Saturday of each month (next stand is on October 19th), 1-4pm.

PetSmart (cats) from October 14-27. Several volunteering shifts are available, check out the schedule here.

*Volunteers needed to take care of leashed dogs or puppy pens. An adoption counselor will be present to facilitate adoptions.

Fluff & Puff Dog Wash - bring us your dirty dog and we'll give you back a meticulously maintained mutt!

Our final dog wash of the season will be held Saturday, October 12th from 10-2 at Memorial Baptist Church. Services available include a bath ($10 for small dogs, $15 for large dogs), nail trim ($5), and anal gland expression ($10). Baths also include a free ear cleaning!

*Volunteers needed for this event - washers, runners, and support (registration, etc). 

Bow Wow BINGO - feeling lucky? Even if you don't get BINGO, you still win by
Who wants to play some BINGO?
contributing to this joint fundraiser between HSEC and Spay Today!

Our last BWB for the season will be Thursday, October 17th at the Pitt Community Schools and Recreation Complex in Alice Keene Park. Doors open at 6, games begin at 6:30, and tickets are $20, which includes a dabber and six playing cards.

No volunteers needed, thanks to those who have signed up!

Yard Sale - get a deal, help us empty our overflowing shed, and contribute to our mission!

We are very excited for our upcoming yard sale, Saturday November 2nd 7-11 at the HSEC facility. Items for sale include pet supplies, household items, and furniture.

Have something to donate to our sale? Hooray! We are accepting household items and furniture (NO clothing, please!). Sorry, we don't have any room to store items, so donations must be dropped off only on Friday November 1st between 4-7pm.

*Volunteers needed on November 1st to organize and price items and set up for the sale. Volunteers needed on November 2nd to work the sale and clean up afterwards. You do not need to have gone through orientation to volunteer for this event.

Facility Volunteer - we rely on you to keep us up and running on a daily basis!

We always need volunteers to come out and help us care for the dogs and cats at the facility. Volunteering includes dog walking; cat socialization; cleaning and sanitizing cages/kennels, toys, bowls, etc; and assisting the techs in other duties as needed. You may sign up to work with the dogs, cats, or both (though not simultaneously).

Right now, weekday dog shifts are our area of greatest need, though all shifts could use extra hands. Stop by the volunteer website to sign up.

Education Outreach - bring HSEC to your group!

We provide educational outreach for groups of all sizes and ages. For kids, information presented includes dog and cat behavior, how to approach and handle a dog or cat, fundraising ideas, and general information about our work with the pets in our care. For adults, educators focus on animal welfare in Pitt County and HSEC's place within that system. Let us know what you're interested in, we can tailor to fit any group, from Girl Scouts to Kiwanis!