Employ a Cat

If you have issues with mice breaking into your food/grain storage or causing chaos in the garden consider a low-cost non-toxic option…hire a cat! The HSCC “Employ-A-Cat” program helps under-socialized felines, aka feral or community cats, find loving homes where they can earn their keep. These cats may be timid around humans but would make a terrific friend for a horse or goat. When you employ a cat from HSCC you are saving the life of a feline who cannot be adopted into a traditional home. It is important to realize that your new employee may or may not allow human contact.

Pet of the Week

Bingo, 6 years
Halo, 1 year

The Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! The Humane Society of Catawba County is open to adopters by appointment only. Click the button below to find more information on how to schedule your appointment.

Kind Words

HSCC is a wonderful organization that we are lucky to have in our community. They work hard to educate the public and provide low cost spay/neuter programs, as well as low-cost vaccinations to help keep the pet population in check and up to date for their safety. They put a lot of love and dedication into raising money for their animals and finding wonderful forever homes for these precious babies. Personally, we have been able to adopt many of our fur babies from HSCC and they have and are the best additions to our family! Keep up the amazing work you all do!

Amanda Fu, Hickory, 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