Inclement Weather Notice

HSCC will be closed through January 18th due to inclement weather. We will reopen for business on Wednesday, January 19th. This will be for all of our services including: spay/neuter, vaccine clinic, adoption appointments, etc. If you have an appointment at our shelter a staff member will reach out to you to reschedule. Though we are closed, the animals in our care will be taken care of. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for updates.

HSCC is open for viewing/adopting animals by appointment only. To schedule an appointment to meet our animals please submit an online adoption application via our website. Please note that it takes 72 hours to review an application. A staff member will reach out to you to schedule an appointment once approved.

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Kind Words

As an elderly adult who is high risk for COVID-19, my grandmother was greatly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions for most of 2020 and as a result for the first time in her life began to suffer with anxiety and depression. In late 2020 we decided to see if a pet companion might be of assistance in helping her with her isolation and loneliness. The awesome staff at HSCC introduced her to Violet and she began fostering in November. Violet is highly active during the day, which is entertaining for my grandmother and in the evening is very loving and affectionate – she loves to curl up by side my grandmother on the couch while watching TV and sleeps with her at night. Sweet violet has had a huge impact on my grandmother’s anxiety and depression level in only two months’ time!

Tammie McFarland, Conover, NC
We decided to adopt Ember in May after a two-year pet hiatus after the loss of our family pet of almost 20 years. At that time, I learned that the Newton shelter would be closing, and they were in need of foster families for the cats and kittens in the transition to the Hickory Shelter. As a summer service project, my sons and I decided to take on 6 kittens for foster. Thirty kittens later and we are still going strong. It is such a wonderful feeling to provide a steppingstone for these kittens on their way to their furever homes.

As much as we like to think we are helping them, they are helping us as well. Both my sons are on the autism spectrum and caring for the kittens have taught them how to care for a pet and be a part of something bigger than themselves.

The Humane Society of Catawba County has been a wonderful organization to be a part of. It seems like a family that works together for the wellbeing of the animals. They have made adoption and fostering an enjoyable experience. I hope to continue to foster for as long as possible.

April Miller, Hickory, NC