|Calhoun County Humane Society
|Home Page of CCHS, the Humane Society of
Calhoun County, Texas
|Welcome to the home page of the Humane Society of Calhoun
County, Texas. We organized in January of 2005 and have high
hopes for what can be accomplished with the hard work of our
volunteers and the citizens of Calhoun County which includes Port
Lavaca, Seadrift, Port O' Connor, Point Comfort and many rural
areas. See "About Us" for many more details, but for immediate
contact please call and leave a message at 361-553-8916. You
may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line at P. O.
Box 1505, Port Lavaca TX 77979 or come by and see us at 201
Stringham Drive (across from the ballpark and rodeo arena at the
fairgrounds, just off CR 101).
|The mission of the Calhoun County Humane Society is to
find loving homes for dogs and cats rescued from the
local animal control facility and encourage responsible
pet ownership through public education..
|We were asked by TSC to bring some of our animals
that are up for adoption to their store any Saturday
that we can. We have adopted several dogs there so
THANK YOU, TSC, FOR HAVING US!
We take animals to PetSmart with the first Saturday of
each month being CCHS's day to bring dogs and cats.
Some of our kittens and adult cats stay in the
adoption center full time, waiting for you to come by
and fall in love with them!
We are also welcome at Wal-Mart for mobile adoptions
the 3rd Saturday of each month. However, a lack of
volunteers has not made this possible recently, and
due to the heat which is not good for our animals, we
cannot resume adoptions there until October. We will
post here when we will next be at Wal-Mart,
Volunteers are at the shelter Monday through
Saturday from 10-2, with few exceptions, but do call to
make sure as we might be taking animals to the vet or
running other errands. Come and visit, take a new
family member home with you! And even if you're not
in the market for a pet right now, come visit us, see
what we're trying to accomplish and help us spread
the word about CCHS.
Due to the generosity of the Kennel Club of Greater
Victoria, Texas we have a fine bulletin board at the
general merchandise door of Wal-Mart. We would
also like to offer our continuing thanks to Wal-Mart for
allowing us to hold our mobile adoptions in their
parking lot. They are a good neighbor and friend.
ALSO, are you interested in becoming a volunteer
with CCHS or working at the shelter? You may contact
us via this website or call 553-8916 and leave a
message. We are in great need of volunteers
at the shelter to continue our work! There will
be an orientation to learn the "how and why" of
feeding, cleaning, etc. You will never experience
more appreciation than these dogs and cats will give
you in return for your care and help. It becomes
addictive and you'll feel lost when you're not there.
Try it and see!
|IMPORTANT: We have 501(c)3 tax exempt status and your
donations may be tax deductible. And, remember, we are a PayPal
subscriber. You can make donations to CCHS right here on our
website: credit, debit card, whatever works for you works for us! You
can check out our Want List page, scroll to the bottom and click the
button to make a donation. OR, do it here, NOW!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
|"Please take a look below at all the fine
people who have donated time, money
and services to us (and also take a look
at our Archives page for even more).
Because of them (and YOU if you'll join
us), we WILL find our new homes!!!"
at a time...
|A heartfelt THANK YOU to Roxie Logan of Port Lavaca. She has designed
and made lovely jewelry, all sales benefiting CCHS. Ever since CCHS
began, she has been taking the money from the sales of her work and
using it to pay for spaying and neutering of some of our animals. For a
long time she did this anonymously, but her secret got out and she
agreed that we could thank her publicly for her generosity. A great
member of our community in so many ways, Roxie has given her time
and talents to help many people. We and our animals are very grateful
that her giving extends to us!! She made designer purses with a
SANDCRAB theme, and the purses were for sale at
Ondreas Custom Jewelry & Gifts, 400 Broadway, 552-5182.
Many of you dropped by to support the SANDCRABS and
|PLEASE JOIN US. We would love to add
your picture here as we can use your
help in so many ways. It is such
rewarding work when a dog trots
eagerly out the door with its new
owner, eyes sparkling, and that new
companion kitty, purring happily in the
arms of its new owner as it leaves the
confines of a cage to explore its new
home. PLEASE JOIN US!
|We have a small (so far) group of patrons we call "Friends of
CCHS". Kit and Michelle McAfee of Humble, Linda
Boone of Victoria and Sharon Wood and Lorchen Koehn
of Port Lavaca made a commitment to send a monthly
donation since we began, money we can depend on. Then
John and Kathy Warren of Point Comfort, Ruth Mueller
Hahn and Deborah Summey of Port Lavaca become
patrons as well, now joined by Joyce Schaefer. Could YOU
become a patron, make a pledge to give whatever amount you
can each month? Large or small, they all add up!! Contact us
if you would like to join this great group of people who make
our work possible and help save many wonderful animals.
|Be sure to click on the
link to our new "Animal
Archives" that follows
Page 2 of Our Animals
|Woodie, a gorgeous Siamese cross that we adored, was adopted by the
owners of Gardenland Nursery where Woodie greets all their customers
and thoroughly enjoys his new home! Stop by Gardenland when "you're in
the 'hood", meet Woodie and see all the wonderful plants they have for you.
|Cyrus (on the left) could not
have gone to a more perfect
home. Just look at his new
companion, Kyllikki ! Both are
such beautiful dogs, and they
are having a great time
|Tabitha waited a long time at the shelter, very
patiently, waiting for someone who would
realize what a wonderful cat she is and fall in
love with her. Just look at the trust in Tabitha's
eyes - and the happiness in the eyes of her
new owner who knows she made the perfect
decision. Could there be the perfect
companion for you waiting at the shelter right
|Mai Tai, one of the
we've had in a long
time, was lucky
enough to be
adopted by a very
smart man - one who
knows just how great
it is to have a cat!
|ADOPTIONS RISE AND FALL, WE NEED YOU,
We are well aware that this economy has had far reaching effects on
everyone, businesses and individuals alike, and it's still not what it
should be. It has made itself apparent in the number of animals that
have been relinquished to animal control because owners feel they can
no longer afford their care or because owners move to try and find jobs
elsewhere, not taking their animals with them. We have experienced
this in the lack of calls and visits from people wishing to adopt. WE
WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF YOU - THE ANIMALS NEED YOU! There
are few things sadder than a family pet losing its home, being put in a
cage, wondering what it "did wrong." Please: If you are in a position to
adopt, come by and see these wonderful dogs and cats we have, so
deserving of a home. We hope you will find a place in your heart and
home for one of our wonderful companion animals. There are few
rewards greater than adopting a dog or cat that will live because of
YOU! The love and enjoyment you receive from them will far, far
outweigh any cost for their care. PLEASE!!! Just look below at the kind
of joy you're missing!! (He's been adopted but we have SO many
more that are just as wonderful, dogs AND CATS - and some cats
fetch also in case you didn't know that). :-)
|We are very happy that the Calhoun County Independent School District
donated a surplus portable classroom building to CCHS. It was moved
on to the shelter property, both the acquisition and moving being a huge
project that one of our volunteers, Carol Frankson, took on herself to
make it all come together - this wouldn't have happened without her. We
foresee many uses for it that will expand our rescue work, one of which
has been to provide a "cat habitat" so the cats can be taken out of their
small cages, run, play, get some much needed exercise and
socialization. Please go to "ABOUT US" to see "before and after" photos.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Adelmiro Cantu of Formosa
Plastics, Palacios Marine Industrial (Greg Garcia)and Carboline of
Corpus Christi (Lee Roy Navarro) for working together to provide us
with paint for the building!!
|Sometimes it takes a while for that
perfect person to walk through the door to
adopt an animal that has been
overlooked for too long. But when it
happens, it's one of the most gratifying
moments in the lives of all our volunteers.
Dear Jazz, a Dachshund mix, was so
lucky to be "found" by this wonderful
person! We can't even begin to imagine
how happy Jazz is now.
|And here, two
the left and
Shiloh on the
|Two great adoptions at PetSmart: Grace and Suzette, Siamese sisters on
the left and Bruiser Brody on the right who went to live with a wonderful
family. And how we love it when people "come back for seconds" - see
Houdini's adoption below, the fella who started it all for this family.
|Our sweet Quincy was
adopted at PetSmart to a
family of real cat lovers. Note
that Quincy seems to be
saying, "Now that I have a
new human who's taking me
out of this cage and to a new
home I'm not letting go!"
|The PEDIGREE ADOPTION DRIVE FOUNDATION
provides grants to animal shelter and dog rescue
organizations throughout the country. We are very
happy and proud to announce that CCHS was a recipient
recently from this foundation. This grant enables us to
continue our work of rescue and adoption.
THANK YOU, PEDIGREE!!
|Some terrific adoptions at PetSmart: Far left is Mr. Bojangles, our "song and
dance man"; please go to Archives-Our Animals for the whole wonderful
story on this adoption, another one of our adopters who "came back for
seconds." Alice Sweet Alice, a winsome Siamese cross with a very unique
mask, is much loved by her new family. And Diego? Does that look like
anything but total love and pleasure on the face of his new human? SWEET!
adoptions, Livi, a
dog, adored at first
sight, and Boogie
bull's eye tabby
"mom" was SO
excited to finally
have him in her
|Do we even need words? Felix is so happy he's schmoozing all over his new
mom. He loved the shelter and his friends but he loves her more! And our
wonderful Pluto, a black and tan tabby with BIG eyes,
was adopted at PetSmart by a great family.
|Are our animals lucky or what? Our adorable cats and dogs get adopted
by such nice and good looking humans!! Top left is Kate, a Shih Tzu mix
adopted at PetSmart recently, then Pippin was adopted at the shelter by
a man who got one of our cats 2 years ago (he "came back for
seconds")and Tess and her new mom who make a lovely pair. Bottom
row is Tyson with his new mom at the shelter, then our super wonderful
cat Rascal adopted by this terrific family at PetSmart and Blu who went
to live with his lovely new owner in the Big Easy!
|"See? I told you so.
Now please throw
|"Hold on, I'm
fast as I can!"
|Little Reno was
personally selected at
the shelter by one of
those smart guys who
know just how
wonderful a cat
companion can be.
Small boy, big Babs,
but we know our sweet
lady has a great home,
adopted at PetSmart.
|Ernie (aka Big ears) was adopted at PetSmart on 7-16. His foster mom who
loved him a LOT was very happy to see him go to such a nice home where
he'll get much love and attention.
also to a
the shelter to
a very loving
|Does Hawkeye, a gorgeous
bull's eye tabby, look excited and
appreciative of his new family?
WOW! Talk about a schmoozer,
|Fonzie and his
new family, left, at
PetSmart, and we
hear it was love at
first sight as "The
Fonz" is quite a
and her sister
Zoe, lower left, a
were adopted at
the shelter. Some
very lucky young
kittens and happy
make what we do
|The family above from Wharton came to
the rodeo, saw Stetson outside and fell
in love. Mom asked for attention, at left,
and Stetson obliged with a big kiss!
Ewwwww! For an update on how much
Stetson loves his girl, scroll down on
Candy, a precious blonde
Chihuahua/terrier mix, was also
adopted at the shelter, happiness all
|Three adoptions at PetSmart with Jagger at left and two happy little
blondes to match his patches, lucky Kalinda, a Siamese cross who is
going to be spoiled rotten, and Sport, a very playful Tuxedo.
|Two more kitty adoptions at PetSmart, our wonderful Jewel at left with
her happy new human, and precious Lulu, silky long hair, a great lap
cat in the making who went to a very lucky family.
|Lulu, a very lovely
disposition - can you
even imagine her not
getting a second
chance at life?
with his new
who will spoil
|Black and gold, of
course, and look at
2012 & 2013
|AND, in addition, Roxie will be making other purses with dog or cat
designs as well as seasonal ones for Christmas, Valentine's Day,
Mother's Day and other occasions so keep in touch with us here or
call Ondreas Custom Jewelry & Gifts to see what's available.
Again, ALL proceeds go to CCHS to continue our work - THANKS!
but a real
"pistol" of a
guy, went to
went to a
PLEASE: If you love animals and can spare
2 to 4 hours a week to help us at the
shelter, we and the animals NEED YOU!
|Some recent adoptions at PetSmart, TSC and the shelter....
|Pippen and Carly at the shelter
|Rikki at PetSmart and Renee at the shelter
|Liz at PetSmart and Ozzy at the shelter
|Liam and Lilly at PetSmart
|And will it be
YOU and YOUR
WE HOPE SO!
|Henley at PetSmart
|Skeeter, left, and Toby, right, both at
PetSmart and both very lucky kitties!
|Lady Blue and a funky dog named Gizmo, both at the
|Keneau at the shelter and Pongo at Wal-Mart
to live in
getting a lot
|Two double adoptions in one day at PetSmart!
Betsy B and sister Angie B (B for bobtail) at left
and Jagger and his little buddy Champ, also a
|Betsy at PetSmart and Lisa at the shelter, both very
happy adoptions for dogs and humans!
|If you want to become a volunteer please click on
the link for the Volunteer Application.
If you would be able to foster an animal to enable
its adoption, please click on the link for the Foster
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
"FOSTER CARE APPLICATION"
with his happy
and our dear
little Leah, ready
to go to a new
here in Port
|Two adoptions at the shelter, Butterbear (look at
those paws "daddy" is saying) and Wiggles, a Flame
Point Siamese who is filling the void left by a
companion of many loving years.
|Two litter mates, Alfie on the left, Matilda on the right,
were very happy shelter adoptions, love at first sight.
|Is this happiness or what? Rocky, on the left, went
to a very loving family, and Bubba did also (one
lively and smart kitty is Bubba).
|Tiny Sarah & sweet Jiggles, both shelter adoptions
|Two adoptions in one day at the shelter,
Miley on the left and Dawson on the right
|UPDATE: 9 December 2013
|Please scroll down a bit for photos and info on two
events that we're very proud and happy about!
|RUSSELL CAIN'S 65th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
and FUND RAISER FOR CCHS
Russell held a golf scramble tournament October 13th
at Hatch Bend Country Club that benefited our
humane society. He asked that in honor of his birthday
people would consider making a donation to CCHS. He
and Cherre are ardent animal lovers, having both
dogs and cats. The response of the community to this
request of his "milestone" birthday was INCREDIBLE!
Everyone was so generous, and all had a great time.
There was a breakfast, a buffet lunch, music, a silent
auction - a very well planned and wonderful day for
Russell and CCHS. We're sorry we don't have names
to go with the photos below, but some will be familiar,
we're sure. We want to thank Russell again for holding
this event, it was a huge success!
|WE HAVE SIGNS! WE HAVE SIGNS!!
CCHS is approaching its 7th year in April of 2013 and
we NOW have some directional signs to the shelter,
made possible by some generous members of our
community. The signs were done by Eclipse and Troy
Baxter did the installation. One sign is located on
Highway 238 very near the new RV park, the other is
near the corner of Highway 35 and County Road 101.
We are still seeking a site on Highway 87. We know
that many people still don't know we exist or where we
are, if they do, so we hope that these signs will aid in
correcting that and bring about more adoptions. :-)s all
|Top: Troy Baxter and one of his crew
Middle: Sign on Highway 238 (West Austin)
Bottom: Sign on Highway 35 and CR 101
|Two PetSmart adoptions, Copper (left) and Mario
|Another adoption at Tractor Supply, sweet Scarlett
and new family along with one of our volunteers,
and one of
to a very
|Meg is a great looking
dog who got a very pretty
young girl to make her a
best friend for life.
|Many thanks to the Louise S. and W. H. Bauer
Charitable Endowment Trust for the grant of
$4,000 to provide free spaying and neutering of pets
belonging to low income county residents. It was a
successful drive and truly appreciated by many.
|First Dad came to the shelter to
pick out the perfect kitten for his
girls. He looked at several but
Swoozie kept reaching out to him
as if to say, "Pick me, pick me!" He
said we needed to have a photo of
Swoozie with her new sisters, not
him, but we opted for both! Dad
made a great choice as Swoozie is
getting lots of love.
|This was just
meant to be:
sweet Eli was
adopted at the
shelter (love at
first sight for
has gone to
live in Houston
with his new
family, and he
has a new dog
friend to play
with as well. Eli
best and got it!
into a very
as he is
|Max had been
heavily to get
removed, but it
will grow back
to show his
true look as a
Shih Tzu. His
new mom fell
in love with him
at the shelter,
just as he was,
a very good
|You just never know....:-)
going to live
on the right,
|More kitten adoptions at the
shelter, Ariel above and Pepper,
right, both with their new young
family members, all growing up
|Tiny, a Dachsund mix, waited a long time for a new home
but Brittany found a loving home very quickly
|Mother Kyndall and daughter Jellybean waited a long, long
time for a new home, we were so happy to see them
|Two recent PetSmart adoptions, Brownie at left and little Ringo
going to terrific homes!
|Cally, a sweet young puppy was adopted at the shelter and, left, little
Cissy was adopted by an animal loving family at PetSmart.
|Sweet Kensi at the shelter with a very sweet little girl and Chulo
with his new family, both shelter adoptions
|Simon, left, and
Kyra, right, are two
very lucky dogs who
went to the same
home. Their new
human is teaching
them all kinds of
great things to do
like "have food and
water, will travel" -
look at that cool
they're wearing! Very
lucky and happy
dogs, we love
adoptions like this.
|Some very happy adoptions at the shelter recently were Hallie at the far left who came in with 6 kittens just as beautiful as she,
Mr. Rajah with his new adoring mother, our sweet, sweet Savanna with one of the members of her new family and Maggie, a
very unusual silver gray terrier who was seen by someone local and adopted for her sister who lives elsewhere so Maggie
took a long trip to her new home - we love how things sometimes connect in such wonderful ways!
|Does Dobie (now Roger) look happy or what? A local couple who have always adopted
shelter dogs fell in love with Dobie at first sight. They came back with their lovely grand
daughter and Sophie, their resident bull terrier/pug mix, to check out the potential new
family member - Dobie passed and then some!
|When Kipper's photo hit
the newspapers, the
phone rang all day long,
but he was already
adopted by the "early bird
couple" who wasted no
time in coming to the
|Your turn - this
YOU and your
|Natasha's adoption is one of the best we've had in a long time
and is a true "teachable moment" experience. A special needs
cat we had for so long, she went to the perfect home. She has
blossomed, emerging from her cocoon of subdued quietude into
a curious, active, loving, playing, purring bundle of happiness,
doing all the 'cat things' we didn't think possible for her. The love
she is giving and receiving has reinforced our belief in what we
do, especially when one of our very loved animals wins the
'adoption sweepstakes' in such a huge way!!!
|Tipper had to wait awhile but
the perfect person and home
finally found her!
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