December 16, 2009
Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce Joins the Cornerstone Society
The Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce recognizes the work of the Humane Society of
Harris County and its benefit to the community by joining the Cornerstone Society with
a donation of $100.
August 15, 2008 HSHC announces
an exciting new special event
The Humane Society of Harris County today announced the new 2008 “Puttin’
on the Dog” Luncheon and Fashion Extravaganza. This major fundraising
event will take place November 5, 2008 at Callaway Gardens. The afternoon
will be filled with fashion, food and fun for the ladies of Harris, Muscogee and
Troup Counties. Major sponsors are being sought to partner with this event
which will reach 250 high end retail consumers. For further information contact
event chair Elaine McMillen at 706 987 9363.
August 27, 2008 “People
and Animals in Harris County”
A round table discussion for those involved in animal rescue through out Harris
County took place today at Sunnyside Community Center, Pine Mountain, GA.
Hosted by the HSHC this forum brought together rescue organizations, independent
rescuers, animal control, veterinarians and others to discuss the challenges our
growing community faces with regard to animal welfare issues. The participants
left the forum with a plan of action to begin the process of cooperatively tackling
issues such as over population and pet owner education.
April 26, 2008 HSHC holds first Microchip
In cooperation with the town of Hamilton, the Humane Society of Harris County held
its first microchip clinic at Hamilton’s Celebration of Georgia’s Cities
Week festival. Almost 50 Harris County residents took advantage of the clinic
and had their pets permanently identified with a microchip. The chip, which
is the size of a grain of rice is inserted below the skin in the dog or cat and
contains contact information in case the pet is lost or stolen. HSHC hopes
to microchip 300 pets during 2008 in an effort to encourage pet owners to tag and
identify their animals. This initiative called “Tag, You’re It”
emphasizes that pet owners are their companions best chance to find its way home
is they become separated. The Society plans on holding micro chip clinics
every other month through out 2008 at their weekend adoption site at 414 US Hwy
27 in Pine Mountain. Residents can contact Kathryn Genova at 706 987 9363
for further information.
January 12, 2008 Morning Star
Animal Shelter changes its’ name to Humane Society of Harris County.
On November 7, 2007, the board of directors of Morning Star Animal Shelter voted
unanimously to change the name of the organization to the Humane Society of Harris
County. This move was made to better reflect the broader mission of the organization
and to clearly recognize the community it serves.
February 26, 2008 2nd Annual Save-the-Strays
Spaghetti Dinner held at Aspen’s Mountain Grill, Pine Mountain.
For the second year Aspen’s Mountain Grill owner Mark Jones, generously hosted
the Humane Society of Harris County’s Save-the-Strays Spaghetti Dinner.
The evening included Mark’s famous spaghetti as well as raffles and a fantastic
silent auction. The event was a great success and plans are underway for the
3rd annual in February 2009.
March 1, 2008
New Thrift Booth opens at the Pine Mountain Antique Mall benefiting the Humane
Society of Harris County.
In an effort to find alternatives sources of regular income to fund the efforts
of the Humane Society a group of volunteers has started a thrift booth at the Pine
Mountain Antiques Mall on Hwy 27 in Pine Mountain, GA. Donations of furniture, glass
ware, tableware, decorative items etc. are being accepted. Pick up is available.
Please contact 706 987 9363 for further information and stop on by booth A13 at
the Pine Mountain Antique mall for great bargains.
March 22, 2008 New
Mobile Adoption Site in Pine Mountain
The Humane Society of Harris County began mobile adoptions at its’ new location
at 414 Hwy 27 in Pine Mountain. The out door adoption site has been made available
to the Society through the generosity of Dr. Mark Smith who owns the property.
HSHC will have its’ animals available for adoption on view each Saturday from
1:00 am to 4:00 pm weather permitting.