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Forsyth Humane Society


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61 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

The Forsyth Humane Society located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a not-for-profit organization committed to preventing pet overpopulation by promoting responsible pet ownership and by providing for the welfare of homeless cats and dogs.

Animals accepted into our Adoption Center are cared for until they find a new, loving home and a second chance for a happy life.

Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
5
Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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Adoptable Pets in North Carolina
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Please help me. I have been taking care of my daughters Blue Pitt Bull while she is in rehab. I have 2 Yorkies 1 being a male and they do not get along well. I can no longer keep her dog. He is a good dog and we love him. He is completely house broken and loves people. Need someone to take care and love him.
posted by GailLandaal, on 2015-02-15 19:19:31
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INTERESTED IN THE YORKIE IF ITS A GIRL
posted by SharonVittitoe, on 2018-03-07 04:09:36
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I have twelve cats, male and female that I need to find homes for. All are outside, I already have two inside and cannot keep anymore, but do not want to see them killed. Black, yellow, tabby and many colors, some are kittens, none are more than a year old. Neighbor is threatening to call animal control. Please help me find a home for these kittens.
posted by DeweyCaruthers, on 2017-12-31 16:02:57
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I have a rescued plot hound that I need to rehome. About 7 years old has shots heart worm neg needs lots of running room. Beautiful dog. Housetrained Male. Contact [email protected]
posted by (empty name), on 2017-09-03 20:58:13
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I rather my name not be mentioned..I'm the one from River hill apts.This is all true and I'm very concerned!Thanks so much and God Bless.
posted by AmandaBrown, on 2017-01-08 11:16:22
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I know this situation where someone needs to help with .The two people who have them have one in oneapt. and one in another apt.One is fixed and shots.They are diffinitely not being taken care of.They are very under weight and I believe in abusive situations.The culprit is an older disabled woman and her daughter..please help.They donotfeel they need any help! Afreind and myselfgot to get one of them fixed and shots..Now the daughter has went nuts and won't let me keep bringing over nutricous food to help it gain weight.The food she feeds them is very cheap and the big bag left open all the time and huge amounts left in bowl for days..Please help,I do not know what else to do! I am not allowed to even check on the one we got fixed. I haven't even got to seethe other one in the daughters apt.This is River hill apts.in my.airy..The daughters name is Shelah and her mom is Mary..God Bless and please HELP!!
posted by AmandaBrown, on 2017-01-08 07:53:13
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Hello. I have found a male brindle mix dog. Seems to be about 2-3 and neutered. Brown eyes, white paws. Super sweet and is definitely an indoor family dog. If any info please contact me @ 8643575446 ask for haylee. Found in the Lexington-Winston Salem area. Thanks.
posted by HayleePrescott, on 2016-12-07 18:24:57
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I have a 4mo old kitten I need to re home, My 92 yr old mother lives with me and she tripped over the kitten two days ago and fell on her face, I cannot afford for that or something else to happen, The kitten has had her first distemper shot, wormed, and fiv testing done and it was neg. she was a feral cat that i have brought into my home and now she is litter boxed trained, and very playful. she is a gray tabby. Unfortunately time is of the essence do to the fact I do not want My mother hurt. Phyllis Adams [email protected]
posted by PhyllisDunnTackAdams, on 2016-08-18 11:49:28
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I forgot my email. lol [email protected]
posted by DonnaWoods19, on 2016-02-24 14:44:01
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I am looking for someone to adopt my two dogs. I have a blind boston terrier who is 7 years old, she is a sweet dog but sudden moves scare her and she would have to go to a home that doesn't have children or other animals. The other one is a pug/boston mix. He is 5 years old, very energetic, great with kids, but needs training. I hate to have to give them up, but as of March 18th I will be homeless and cannot care for them. It isn't fair to them and I want them to go to loving homes. Thank you so much.
posted by DonnaWoods19, on 2016-02-24 14:42:37
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Hello, I have about 15 cats that my mother has left me with, she passed back 10-5-15 and I am trying to find these guys homes as I just can't afford to keep them. I don't know anything about their shots or anything like that, mother handled all those so never asked. Most are all healthy, outside of normal bits of cold which I'm trying to treat as best I can, and 8 are still considered kittens. I should like to find some homes for these cats and not have them go to a place where they will be killed within a few days due to not being adopted. Email is [email protected] and I do thank anyone who is willing to take these guys in. I'm located in Welcome NC and hope there are a few good homes looking for a nice cat.
posted by JeremyGoff, on 2015-10-28 19:04:36
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In the preceding comment I neglected to include my email address: [email protected] Thank you!
posted by susanparrott29, on 2015-04-18 09:07:31
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My brother died recently, leaving behind 18 cats. We are able to keep 4 but need homes for the other fourteen, all of which have been spayed or neutered. We are most concerned about the five cats that have FIV. They are small and sweet and well-behaved and are our favorites. Please help! You can contact me at [email protected] Thank you!
posted by susanparrott29, on 2015-04-18 08:56:09
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Can someone please help me? I have two cats that need a home immediately. Recently I have had to take custody of my 1 year old grand daughter and she is allergic to cats. The poor baby stays sick all the time, and on top of this she also has asthma, which makes it worst for her. PLEASE I do not want to have them killed. If someone would just take pity, and take these cats, I would be so grateful. Please help. My email is [email protected] Thank you and God Bless.
posted by (empty name), on 2015-04-15 06:59:30
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Hello i have a 12 year old male boxer he is the best dog i have ever had. Unfortunately i cant keep him and i refuse to put him to sleep. I think he has arthritis in one of his back legs and he does have seasonal allergies (itching)but other wise healthy. He is house broken sweet good with children he isnt very fond of grown male dogs but little dogs are ok. I really hate to give him away but i dont have a choice. I just want him to have a good home.
posted by epiidemiik.nerd, on 2015-03-24 06:12:09
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We have a Rabbit named Oreo that my daughter took in because her friend had gotten a new dog who is aggressive. Since Oreo has been in our house, my daughter's allergies have come back full force and she has been quite sick... we need to find a new home for oreo asap.. Please let me know if anyone is interested. she is sweet and lets you hold and pet her and is really a sweet calm rabbit, just not a good fit in our house with two kids who have animal hair allergies.
posted by yarrisongirls, on 2015-03-12 07:01:42