The mission of HSCC is to promote animal welfare in our community by providing shelter and compassionate care to homeless companion animals while leading our region in low-cost spay/neuter initiatives, education on the humane treatment of animals, and adoption services.
Our vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and overpopulation, cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist.
Our beautiful facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic.
The Western Piedmont Humane Society, formed in 1971, was run solely by volunteers for nearly three decades. Animals were housed in foster homes, and the volunteers adopted out the homeless animals without vaccinating, spaying or neutering them. Their only purpose was to place abandoned animals into new homes. At that time the organization served four counties. Over the years, the other three counties formed individual humane organizations to serve their own communities. In 1998 the Western Piedmont Humane Society changed to Humane Society of Catawba County so the name of the organization would most accurately represent the area served.