$20 Spay/Neuter Vouchers for Durham Cats & Dogs

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Save Lives! Spay/Neuter your cats and dogs! Stay tuned to social media and this page for upcoming dates for our community spay days. Please fill out this application to be considered. We’ll reach out with your date if we can schedule you. If you have further questions, please contact the shelter at 919-560-0640 ext 9. … Continued

August/September Paw Prints

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In this issue you’ll find… Adoption successes Community spaying & neutering program Clear The Shelters Save The Date: Tails at Twilight Gala back at the Washington Duke Inn Community cat ordinance update Volunteer Spotlight Dog’s Day Out program – COMING SOON! NC State Employees Combined Campaign supports APS of Durham Recent grant awards by Maddie’s … Continued

June/July Paw Prints

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In this issue you’ll find… Walk For The Animals recap Kitten Season is here Pick Your Price adoption campaign Love ‘Em, Tag ‘Em ID tag offer Acknowledging our donors with our new donor wall Volunteer Spotlight Donate your old car and other ways to give How to keep your pup cool this summer Click here … Continued

Events & Communications Manager

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Events & Communications Manager Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Development & Marketing, the Events & Communications Manager is responsible for presenting the public message of Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) to the community, donors and businesses through the development and coordination of community, outreach, and fundraising events. This position will … Continued

How to prevent your dog from overheating

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The summer months may mean more fun, but on warm days it’s essential that we look after our four legged furry friends. Instead of sweating like we do, dogs dispose of heat by panting. They do have some sweat glands in their foot pads, but if panting isn’t enough to keep them cool, their internal … Continued

Donor Wall displays gratitude

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If you’ve visited the shelter recently, you may have noticed something new on our wall. Our new donor wall art piece is our way of demonstrating our immense gratitude for contributors who have made a significant gift to the shelter over the past year. We plan to update it annually with a minimum annual contribution … Continued

Kitten Season is heating up!

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Although the name “kitten season” sounds precious, the reality of the strain it puts on shelters isn’t so cute. When warmer months hit, female cats go into heat and litters upon litters of kittens are born. For newborn kittens found without a mother, they face a treacherous path. The most vulnerable are neonatal kittens (newborns … Continued

April/May Paw Prints

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In this issue of Paw Prints, you’ll get to explore fun info about… Walk For The Animals Outsider Art Cool videos Amazing animals (like Treat and her peeps here!) The moving story about Phoebe, Legolas, and their resilience against all odds Upcoming events Volunteer Spotlight and more! Just click here to read!

Coach K and Badger!

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The Humane Society of the United States – North Carolina Chapter came to us looking for a senior pet to profile, we knew just who to pick! Badger, our Pet of the Week, is a senior dog looking for the right home to rest in. The Humane Society wanted to profile him in honor of … Continued

Thank you, Rescue Project Racing!

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Rescue Project Racing is a local cycling group dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals. Recently, they completed a 40 mile ride that ended at Durham Central Park, where APS had a booth at the Makrs Society pop up market. They raffled off cycling gear to benefit APS. It was a great … Continued

The tale of Emily Grace

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A touching story about a cat finding it’s right place in the world, as told by her owner Debra English. “Twenty years ago, I visited APS of Durham in search of Emily Grace. That’s right, I’d named her before I knew her. I searched several shelters to find the girl who matched the name. Small … Continued