Pets need "stuff" too!
Our "want list" also includes YOU.

We DESPERATELY need volunteers to help at the

Do you have more time than money at the moment?  Do you
love animals but can't foster any right now? We would love to
have you as a volunteer at the shelter. You'll never be rewarded
as wonderfully as you are when you arrive at the shelter, open
a kennel door and have a dog dancing at your feet, ready to
walk and be petted. Or that cat who is so grateful for a clean
litter box that the fresh food is ignored until the box is
appreciatively used.
If you love animals, the animals need you as much as we do.
It's not just about cleaning and feeding but giving love and
attention to all these dogs and cats, love they need and
It's about going to mobile adoptions and seeing the
lights in people's eyes when they adopt a pet.
It's about
seeing the eagerness and happiness of a pet going to a new
It's about seeing our work continue to grow so that the
animals will always have our help and love on their side.

It's about making a difference.
Call us, join us, please!
Thank YOU!
Donation Jars for CCHS are at the Green Iguana in Port
Lavaca. If your business would like to have one of our jars placed
with you, please let us know. We appreciate every bit of money you
place in these jars. We're adopting out so many good animals, we
hope you'll continue to "adopt us."
Calhoun County Humane Society
Our "Wish List"
There are so many
like us who need a
good home....please
If you can donate any of these items, please bring to the Port
Lavaca Animal Shelter
at 201 Stringham Drive (right across
from the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds) from 10:00 to 2:00,  
Monday through Saturday. For pick up of donated items, call
Monetary donations and memorials (always
appreciated and needed)
can be sent to:
Calhoun County Humane Society
P. O. Box 1505
Port Lavaca  TX  77979
OR make a donation
through PayPal on your credit card by clicking on
the button below!
Hey, pets need
"stuff" too!
For ME?
A new, BIG food bowl,
just what I wanted -
thank you!
The biggest wish we have is that 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!
Are we happy or what?
Well, you just never
know what we do
when you're not
looking....: - )
The Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership

(originally written for dog owners but most of it applies to all
pets, adapted from various versions available online):

[1]  When you adopt me my life is likely to last 15 to 20 years.
Please don't forsake me, any separation from you will be very

[2]  Please give me time to understand what it is you want from
me. Change can be more difficult for me than for you.

[3]  Please trust me and help me to trust is crucial for my
well being as well as yours.

[4]  Don't be angry with me for too long, and don't lock me up
as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your
entertainment. I have only YOU.

[5]  Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I
understand your voice when you're speaking to me.

[6]  Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.

[7]  Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could
easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to hurt you.

[8]  Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask
yourself if something might be bothering me. Is there another
reason for my behavior?  Perhaps I'm not getting the right food
or I've been out in the sun too long and maybe my heart is
getting old and weak. Try to understand what it is like to be me.

[9]  Please take care of me when I get old. Don't abandon me
for you, too, will grow old.

[10]  Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't
bear to watch it" or "Let it happen in my absence."  I
need you with me even at the end of my journey. Please
always do what is best for me even if it is unbearable for
you to do so -
because I love you and trust that you will.
Our animals need many things. Some of these items  are:

adult dog chow, Purina puppy chow
Purina small breed dog chow
Purina cat chow 9blue bag) and Purina kitten chow
Dog collars and leashes
Pet crates (carriers) are
badly needed, all sizes
Fold and carry metal kennels
Gift certificates

And never forget our biggest need, VOLUNTEERS - how about
Click this link for a Volunteer Application!
Christmas was celebrated in a new way this
year by the Meyer family, Richard and Jackie,
and their five grandchildren. They wanted to
give food for the dogs at the shelter so a
large sack was donated by each grandchild,
a very loving gesture and greatly