Shelter Drastically Slashes Cat Adoption Fees to Save Lives
$25 Adult Cats Through End of May
(WHILE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE)
It’s Kitten Season and dozens of kittens are coming in every day! That leaves our sweet, loveable adult cats in the shadows and they deserve attention too!
With all of these cats and kittens coming in, we just don’t have enough room for everyone.
We need your help to save lives!
If you’ve been thinking about adding a kitty to your family, now is the time. Please come!
Thank you to our generous supporters for making special adoption events like… Read More
Shelter Drastically Slashes Cat Adoption Fees to Save Lives
Come join us Sunday, September 30th from 2-3:30 p.m. when the Animal Protection Society of Durham will be bringing a few very special foster and shelter cats to the Regulator Bookshop for a community adoption event! All cats will be available for petting and admiring PLUS you can fill out an adoption application while you are there! Look for us in the back of the store by the sofas.
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St Durham, NC 27705… Read More
The dogs of Durham are fortunate that through Park and Recreation our city offers great resources for dogs and their owners.
Here is more information from Parks and Rec on the two Durham off-leash dog parks:
Check out what every dog’s been barking about!
Dog owners represent a large (and growing!) segment of the community. And while regular leash walks provide a level of exercise that promotes good dog health, access to open space for off-leash play and socialization is equally important. The Durham Dog Parks are multifunctional facilities designed to offer a safe and controlled environment for dogs and… Read More
With the potentially dangerous combination of heat and humidity that can generate a heat index near 100 degrees during the afternoon, The HSUS offers some precautions for our furry friends during this record-setting hot spell:
Never leave your pets in a parked car. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. If… Read More
Looking for a great way to support APS of Durham AND treat your dog (and possibly yourself) at the same time? Come buy a pup pop at Locopops on Hillsborough Road in Durham.
Long time APS volunteer Eunice Chang started this amazing program in 2006 and it has raised literally thousands of dollars for homeless animals. And of course there have been many happy dogs that have enjoyed the special treat of a Pup Pop. APS of Durham is so grateful for the continued hard work Eunice does all summer long making Pup Pops.
For those who don’t know, a… Read More
Phoenix was found by a kind man in a parking lot at Duke University and brought to the APS of Durham. This sweet kitten was emaciated and with blistered and burnt pads on his feet. He suffered from starvation and obvious neglect.
Our staff gave Phoenix the medical care he needed and made sure he was comfortable with plenty to eat. As Phoenix’s well being improved volunteers spent lots of time playing and cuddling him.
Our volunteers made a video of Phoenix for us to put on the website so people could see what a lovely little boy he was!… Read More
Please click here read read about what Baxter is up to!
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The APS of Durham is pleased to honor Alyson Boyer as the Volunteer of the Year. Every year we must choose from so many amazing people who work so hard for the animals of Durham and this year was no different. Alyson is a worthy recipient of this honor because of the sheer amount of work she does and the many ways she has helped the APS and the animals in our care.
From the day she started volunteering two years ago, Alyson has jumped right in to help in pretty much all areas. Remarkably, even though she works full… Read More
Susie Iferd, an amazing APS volunteer, has donated her talents as an artist in hopes of encouraging others to give to a cause close to her heart. Susie hopes to raise $1,000 for APS in 2010 by contributing her time and talents and painting five portraits in return for five $200 donations to APS.
The first five donors who contact the Development office at firstname.lastname@example.org and make a gift of $200 or more will receive a custom portrait. The oil painting will be a “head only” portrait produced on an 8”x10” stretched canvas suitable for display as is or ready… Read More
The APS of Durham is pleased to announce that Carolyn Paige has been elected the new Board President. She will be taking over the position from Susan Teer who is now filling the role of Vice-President joined by Kari Linfors as Treasurer and Phyllis Moore as Secretary.
Carolyn has been active with the APS of Durham since 2003 and has given a huge amount of time and energy with the Education Committee, the Public Relations Committee and the Development Committee as well as being a Board member and Board Secretary. Carolyn understands the challenges we face and is committed to… Read More
Did you know that we now have regular off site adoption events in Durham for the dogs AND the cats? Following the success of our adoption events at PetSmart where foster dogs and shelter dogs spend some time out of the shelter and can be viewed by the public, we are now doing the same with our foster and shelter cats.
For a variety of reasons, these venues help us find homes for dogs and cats that may not otherwise be seen.
Why not stop by and see our friendly volunteers and the adorable animals they bring? These events are… Read More
What a great day! The following animals now have adoptions pending: Sylvie, Chelsea, Barry, Clara, Staci, Nina, Angus, Anina, Trixie, Potter, Callum, Melody, Billy, Butch, Clancy, Pixie and Lil Bit! And thanks to the 30 volunteers that came to help today!
Please help us make the February “Meet Your Match” adoption event at the shelter a success! Last year’s adoption events helped us get many wonderful animals adopted, we hope to start 2010 the same way with our shelter event on Saturday February 13th.
Love is in the air at the Durham County Animal Shelter and we invite you to… Read More
The mission of the Animal Protection Society of Durham is to educate the public about the humane care, treatment and well-being of all animals, to help stop pet overpopulation through the promotion of spay/neuter programs, and to find suitable adoptive homes for the animals in our care.
Educating the public is of utmost importance in our quest to increase adoptions, end animal overpopulation, and decrease the number of animals flowing into our shelter. There are several jobs we have that work toward this goal.
Classroom Presenters are committed and dynamic volunteers who are willing to spend as little… Read More
Congratulations to Baxter and Connell winners of the 2010 Spokesdog and Spokescat contests!
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More than 7,000 homeless pets find their way to the Durham County Animal Shelter every year and they need our help. Through the Animal Protection Society of Durham these animals find compassion, nourishment, medical care and a safe place to sleep.
Because of our donors we are able to give these wonderful animals what they need and help as many as possible find loving homes.
Won’t you help us make their dreams come true?
$50 will feed all of our cats for one day.
$100 will provide one cat with the medical treatments needed for adoption.
$150 will provide… Read More
When they see me coming with my cocker spaniel mix in tow, the first thing people ask about is her name.
The next thing they want to know is her age. And when they find out 10-year-old Tess only recently joined my household, their reaction is almost always the same: “What a lucky dog!”
But they’ve got it all wrong. My husband and I didn’t adopt Tess in spite of her age. We adopted her because of it.
Bucking the Trend
Our affection for older animals is rooted in my experiences running a rescue for “pocket pets,” where I frequently… Read More
Due to the weather APS will not walk in the parade.
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Date: Saturday November 21, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Eno River UU Fellowship on Garrett Road
Common Woman Chorus, a feminist Durham community chorus,
has its next concert on Saturday, November 21.
The theme of the concert is “Season of Hope” and, in keeping with that theme,
the Chorus will be highlighting the work of the APS of Durham and the Durham Food Bank.
The concert will be at the Eno River UU Fellowship on Garrett Road at 8 pm.
Click here for more information
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The student group Pet-I-Care is having a bake sale to raise money for the APS of Durham! (in case of rain the table will be inside the Bryan Center)
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We are pleased to honor Tina Falker as our April 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Tina began volunteering for the APS of Durham in the summer of 2009 and has been volunteering twice every week since!
Before she began volunteering, Tina, like many prospective volunteers, had concerns about the difficulty of the job knowing that many animals never have the chance to leave the shelter alive. This fact undoubtedly keeps many people from helping. But, as Tina thoughtfully says “After much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that animals in need of care would always be at the shelter, whether… Read More
Come and meet some of our adoptable cats! We hold monthly adoption events at the Northpointe PetSmart (by Costco, Home Depot, etc Guess Rd exit).
November Petsmart adoption event, Sunday November 6th from 2-3:30.
Get Driving Directions
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October was Adopt a Shelter dog month! Some dogs, like those with black or brindle fur, have a more difficult time getting adopted through no fault of their own. To honor Adopt a Shelter Dog month, these dogs are classified as Ambassadors (because they represent under-appreciated shelter dogs so well!). Their adoption fee has been reduce to just $75!
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Those of us in animal welfare have been anticipating and excited about this for a long time!
The Shelter Pet Project is a massive long term ad campaign put together by the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund and the advertising geniuses at the Ad Council. Over the next few years we will all see advertising to educate the public about shelter pets. The goal is a big one, significantly increase shelter adoptions!
Click here to learn more!
And thanks to Fairway Outdoor Advertising for their generous donation of Durham billboard space to the APS of Durham. If… Read More
Congratulations to Clarissa, Lucy, Sabrina, Peanut, Lionel, Marcus, Suzy, Whitney, Roscoe, Crosby, Daphne, the puppy in P1 and two kitties who all have adoptions pending after our shelter adoption event on Saturday the 10th!
Read more about the event in the Herald Sun!
This event was sponsored by the Herald Sun and WUNC.
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Attend the Jaycees’ Haunted House this Halloween and you’ll be supporting the APS of Durham!
The Jaycees have again chosen the APS as one of the charities to receive money from ticket sales from their amazingly frightening Haunted House.
On October 31st APS volunteers will be working at this event, we still need volunteer help!
Click here to learn about this year’s frightening event and click here for information on volunteering at the event!
We appreciate your support and involvement!… Read More
1-888-NC-FIX-EM Do you know someone in North Carolina who has a cat or dog that isn’t fixed? Many times people ARE willing to get it done but they think they can’t afford it or getting it arranged may be too complicated. There is no longer any excuse!!
AnimalKind’s statewide toll free information line is up and running–providing info about spay/neuter resources to residents from any part of NC.
Contact info is: 1-888-NC-FIX-EM, (1-888-623-4936)
Don’t forget, 1-888-NC-FIX-EM… Read More
Become a Member of the Animal Protection Society of Durham and help APS save lives!
Last September we kicked off our Fall Membership Campaign with a goal of recruiting 700 Members whose donations will help us fulfill our responsibility of being an advocate for and care giver to the more than 7,000 homeless animals we serve each year.
Here is what yor Membership contribution can do…
Paw Pal $25 – Vaccinates 10 dogs against Distemper/Parvo.
Companion $50 – Feeds all our kittens for one day.
Guardian $100 – Provides one cat with the medical treatments needed for adoption.
Advocate $250… Read More
Pet sitters do much more than provide a pet with food and water while their guardian is away from home.
A good pet sitter also spends quality time with the animal, gives him exercise and knows how to tell if he needs veterinary attention. What’s more, pet sitters typically offer additional services, such as taking in mail and newspapers and watering plants.
But just because someone calls herself a pet sitter doesn’t mean she’s qualified to do the job.
Why hire a pet sitter?
A pet sitter-a professional, qualified individual paid to care for your pet-offers both you and your… Read More
Thank you to the Herald Sun for publishing this article on July 14th:
Most people have heard of puppy mills and the association is generally and deservedly negative. Puppy mills, or large scale commercial dog breeding operations, are unfortunately common throughout our state. The Humane Society of the US estimated that 2 to 4 million puppies are bred in puppy mills every year which is as about many dogs as are adopted from and euthanized in animal shelters every year. The Department of Agriculture conservatively estimates there are at least 200 commercial breeders in our state. Sadly, it is well… Read More
Yes. Beginning January 1st 2010 Durham County citizens will no longer be able to chain or tie dogs outside. Before I discuss the details of this new county ordinance, let me explain why the APS of Durham believes that this law will be a good thing for both the animals and people of Durham.
It is well established that dogs have an extremely social nature and tethering (leaving a dog tied out or on a chain, often alone) isolates dogs in a way to cause them emotional distress. It can also cause physical harm. Nearly anyone who works in animal… Read More
Kids’ Camp was a blast this summer!
Campers learned about animal control, how dogs talk to us, nature and veterinary medicine. They had their faces painted, saw a spay or neuter surgery, made pinecone bird feeders, met shelter animals and more!
Take a look at all the fun we had!… Read More
From mync.com :
Triangle Veterinary Emergency Clinic, located in Durham, North Carolina, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of pets suffering from heat stroke.
Please be aware that pets may suffer from the heat even more than people, especially in North Carolina’s high humidity. Exercise and play can quickly bring on heat stroke, a potentially life threatening condition.
Prevention is key: limit activity to cooler parts of the day, build activity levels slowly to acclimatize the pet, and be aware that overweight and brachiocephalic breeds are at higher risk. Owners should watch carefully for breathing problems, vomiting and… Read More
Spring brings with it challenges for the Durham County Animal Shelter. Along with the flowers and warm weather comes what is known in animal shelters as “kitten season”. While everyone involved with the APS adores newborn kittens, there is a sad side to what should be a beautiful sight. The tragedy is that there are simply not enough good homes for them all. Right now the Durham County Animal Shelter is full and more cats and kittens are arriving every day. Shafonda Davis Price, Shelter Manager, says “Even though we love and enjoy all the cats in our care, with… Read More
Wendy and Steve Sorin volunteer together as a couple. Their hard work and commitment to the dogs at the shelter has earned them the joint distinction of October’s Volunteer of the Month.
Wendy started volunteering before Steve, something he is very willing to give her credit for! A couple of months later he joined her in her work at the shelter. Recruiting a spouse, from our perspective, is a very efficient way to increase the number of good volunteers!
Wendy and Steve are often the first ones here in the mornings and they are able to walk a great number… Read More
The APS of Durham is grateful for the opportunity to reach out to and hear from the Durham community in the “Ask the APS” column. The Durham News, a very interesting and fun to read publication about local news from the publishers of the News and Observer, is publishing a monthly column by the APS. The Durham News is delivered free to most Durham homes every Wednesday and Saturday.
Click here to read the introduction “Our beloved animals get a voice”
Read our first column May 2009 “Where do all the animals come from?”
Read the June 2009 column “Shelter… Read More
We were thrilled to have a great turnout on June 13th for our Cat adoption event. The cats had lots of visitors all day long and we succeeded in getting 20 cats adopted that day alone!
Thomas not only won the Classiest Cat contest but he really won the big prize by being adopted along with his friend Romeo.
While the event was a success we still have many cats and kittens awaiting homes so pass the word on to anyone who may be interested.
See some of our available cats here!… Read More
The 2009 Walk for the Animals was a big success! The APS raised over $90,000 and it was a beautiful day at the new location on Duke’s east Campus.
Thank you everyone who attended, raised money, volunteered and gave their support! We are so grateful! Please click here to see who raised the most money for APS and click here to see a short video of the Walk!
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Come visit the Animal Protection Society of Durham and find unconditional love.
Click here to watch and pass it on so everyone will see that the shelter is the place to adopt a lifelong friend.… Read More
Today’s social networking technology provides supporters of the shelter with amazing opportunities to reach people with our message at no cost.
In an effort to promote spay/neuter, adoption of shelter animals and responsible pet ownership, the APS has used outlets such as YouTube, community television and now Facebook.
If you are on Facebook please check out the Animal Protection Society of Durham page and become a fan!
Then suggest that all your Facebook friends become fans too so we can effectively spread the word at no cost!
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APS is dedicated to creating meaningful relationships with community partners to help us fulfill our mission. Once again APS committed $10,000 to AnimalKind’s $20 Fix program that provides spay/neuter assistance in Durham County. Last year our donation helped Animal Kind spay/neuter 162 cats and dogs of low-income residents.
Wayne is just one example of many pet owners helped by THE $20 FIX. A litter of puppies was thrown from a passing car near Wayne’s house. Link was the only survivor from the litter. Wayne, who is disabled from a car accident when he was in his 20′s, was able to… Read More
The Paw Report is a monthly volunteer produced program showcasing adoptable animals at the shelter and the work going on at the APS of Durham with lots of useful information and great stories. It is fun to watch and we ask you to tell your friends to tune in!
The Paw Report is aired in Durham on the Peoples Channel at 9:00 pm Friday nights and on the Peoples Channel in Chapel Hill on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
Or click here to watch The Paw Report on the internet right now!
The Paw Report is also aired… Read More
Since November is adopt a senior pet month here are some thoughts on adopting an older dog:
Older dogs who are offered for adoption by shelters or rescue agencies generally have had some training, both in obedience and house manners. (Some dogs, due to the confusion and upset of being uprooted and finding themselves in a chaotic shelter environment, may temporarily forget their housetraining. Inevitably, once established in their new home, they remember.)
Older dogs have learned what “no” means and how to leave the furniture, carpets, shoes, and other “chewables” alone.
They have been “socialized” and learned what it… Read More
Cast your vote now!… Read More