Purina donates nearly 300 cases of cat food to the Franklin County Humane Society
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – The Franklin County Humane Society is able to give some kittening a little every together, love and “kare!”Purina donated 294 cases of canned food to the shelter Wednesday. Many thanks to Purina for their donation of 294 cases of canned pate food! https://www.facebook.com/purina/ Posted by Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood & Adoption Center on Wednesday, March 24, 2021Fundraisers and donations help keep them afloat. That’s easier to get than our Amazon wish list where there were a lot of things that were unavailable,” said Veterinary Technician for the Franklin County Humane Society Stephanie Arrington. Arrington encourages everyone to get their cat and local community cats that they see to get spay and neutered.
Woman climbs in drainage pipe to save 4-week-old kitten in Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – How far would you go to save an animal needing rescue? One local woman climbed into a drainage pipe this week after hearing an underground cry for help. “You have your normal people and then you have like what we call our animal rescue people,” said Grisetti. Earlier this week, Grisetti found herself at the bottom of a manhole near a local business in Franklin County as a kitten cried for help in the drainage pipe. With another Franklin County Humane Society volunteer recording from the top, she said she felt safe.
Franklin County Humane Society wants you to find the purrrfect treasure at its big yard sale
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va, – If you’re driving down Route 220 in Franklin County this weekend, you’ll see a lot of stuff in the front yard of the Humane Society. The Franklin County Humane Society is holding a yard sale on Friday and Saturday to raise money for cats at the shelter by selling various furniture and items. Javier isn’t surprised Hale wanted all of her belongings to support shelter pets. Volunteers spent Labor Day weekend loading it up to bring to the non-profit to start a big yard sale. We just had a great group of people who gave up their weekend to help,” said Humane Society President Donna Essig.
This Blu isn’t a puppy detective, but he’ll make every day exciting
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Even though Blu won’t drop any pawprint clues for you, he will bring some much-needed spunk in your life. This one-year-old pup is full of energy and enthusiasm, especially when he finds the right people. Blu endured harsh training methods from his owners of one week, so he tends to act guarded and disinterested with new people. Sometimes all it takes is some one-on-one time in a quiet room until he feels comfortable. If you are interested in adopting Blu, you can find him at the Franklin County Humane Society.
‘Take me as I Yam’: Sweet Potato is ready to be your new BFF
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – If you’re looking for a new pet, Sweet Potato might just be your girl. She was born in a litter of 5 so she knows a thing or two about dealing with different personalities. Her friends at the Franklin County Humane Society said she’s a “sweetheart.”Sweet Potato is about 14 weeks old and will be ready for adoption on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Click here for more information about her.
We don’t recommend letting Ramen eat from your bowl
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – This sweet boy is looking for a home. Ramen came to the Franklin County Humane Society as a stray. He is a big snuggler and loves his heated bed. He’s around 8 years old. If you are interested in adopting Ramen, you can learn more about him here.
You’re a good dog, Charlie Brown
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Once you meet this good boy, you’ll have to take him home. Charlie Brown is a 3-year-old cattle dog mix that weighs about 50 pounds. He’s good with both children and other dogs. When he first arrived at the shelter, he had swelling on his neck but Charlie has since had surgery on his salivary gland. Click here to learn more about Charlie Brown.
Ellie Mae found a forever home!
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Congratulations to Miss Ellie Mae on finding a forever home! Ellie Mae is a 2-year-old laid back dog who gets along great with those around her. Before getting to the shelter, she was a stray and is currently with a foster family where she has made herself at home. After vetting, she was diagnosed with a tick-borne disease that affects her kidneys, but she is working on getting better. This pup would be a great companion for someone who is looking for a low-maintenance dog.
Let love be an open door with Anna
FRANKLIN County, Va. – This 4-month-old kitten is still a small girl, weighing only 3 pounds. Anna was found by her foster parents and is currently with them until she finds her forever home. One of her eyes is scarred from having an upper respiratory infection before she was found, but she does fine. If you would like to learn more information about Anna, you can find her at the Franklin County Humane Society.
Valentino has found a home!
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Valentino has left the building! The 7-year-old Rottweiler mix was adopted on Aug. 7, 2020. The 7-year-old Rottweiler mix is more sophisticated than most dogs. Valentino gets nervous if there is too much physical restraint against him when he is at the vet and might growl sometimes. If you are interested, you can find him at the Franklin County Humane Society.
Congradulations Scooter on your new home!
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – There’s one fewer cat at the Franklin County Humane Society. Scooter is about 10 months old and is one energetic and super-playful kitten. Scooter has feline leukemia, FelV, and while it’s usually fatal, it hasn’t slowed down Scooter in the slightest. Scooter would love a home with a tolerant dog, as some days, he thinks he is one. He should stay an indoor cat because he doesn’t see well and may be an easy target for outside predatorsScooter is available for adoption through Franklin County Humane Society.
Kissing booths and pooch smooches: Animal shelters get creative for Valentine’s Day
ROANOKE, Va. – Studies show most people would rather spend Valentine’s day cuddling with their pets than with their human partners. Several of the shelter’s dogs, which are all up for adoption, stopped by businesses like K92 radio in Roanoke for some cuddles. Money raised from the Valentine’s Day deliveries goes back to the shelter. Meanwhile, a kissing booth was set up Friday afternoon at the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection in Roanoke. I think that’s the biggest thing with shelters, you really just have to do something fun and get the word out there," said Rector.
Franklin County Humane Society works to trap, neuter large colony of cats
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. - The Franklin County Humane Society is asking for your help with a large colony of cats. The humane society spent several hours Thursday night and Friday morning trapping 17 cats. Humane society volunteer Laura Salser donations of traps are needed as well as donations of money to help cover the cost of the neutering. "We have a program called TNR, which is trap, neuter, return. The shelter plans to trap and neuter the rest of the cats in the colony as well.
Workers, cats feeling the heat as Franklin County Humane Society loses A/C
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. - There's no working air conditioner in parts of the Franklin County Humane Society and it's taking its toll on some of the animals. An air-conditioning unit at the shelter stopped working last week because of a compressor issue. The loss of cool air is affecting both workers and cats in the upstairs part of the building as temperatures have soared into the triple digits. They started a fundraiser to replace the unit and so far, nearly than $7,000 has been raised towards the goal. More than 25 cats were placed with foster homes until the air conditioning returns.
Children celebrate Fourth by reading to pets
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. - This Fourth of July has been all about fireworks, good food and good books for some children in Franklin County. Dozens of children spent part of their holiday reading to cats and dogs at the Franklin County Humane Society. "I think it's a good experience for the children," said Anita Scott, director of the Franklin County Humane Society. "If you're struggling, if you're a new reader, if you're learning, reading to pets is a really excellent opportunity to learn, and it's beneficial both ways," sad Jennifer Fleisher, a volunteer. Thursday's program not only gave children a chance to practice reading; volunteers hoped it would also help calm the animals before all of the noise from Fourth of July fireworks.