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Seeking WHS Board of Directors Nominations

May 16th, 2024

Seeking WHS Board of Directors Nominations and Applications

The Watauga Humane Society Board of Directors is seeking applications and nominations for Board members. ...

We are hiring!

We are hiring!
January 5th, 2024

Do you love working with your hands; have a keen eye for detail and are skilled in facilities and maintenance programs? Consider the position of Maintenance Technician with Watauga Humane Society...

Become Santa Paws by leaving a gift under our tree!

Become Santa Paws by leaving a gift under our tree!
December 5th, 2023

Our annual Paw-liday tree is up for the holiday season...

Adopting Not-So-Feral Barn Cats

Adopting Not-So-Feral Barn Cats
August 31st, 2023

When looking to adopt a feline companion, it is important to consider not only the animal’s temperament and personality, but the environment they are most accustomed to...

2023 Annual Meeting

2023 Annual Meeting
July 13th, 2023

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Reading for Paws 2023!

Reading for Paws 2023!
May 4th, 2023

Reading for Paws is back on Thursdays, June 8th - August 3rd, 2023...

Spring Fling Weekend Extravaganza!

Spring Fling Weekend Extravaganza!
April 5th, 2023

Our Spring Fling Weekend Extravaganza is sure to have something for you and the family to enjoy...

2023 Camp Cats & Canines

2023 Camp Cats & Canines
March 22nd, 2023
Camp Cats & Canines is coming back this summer...

7th Annual Valentine Raffle

7th Annual Valentine Raffle
January 17th, 2023

It's that time of year again for our Annual Valentine Raffle...

Leah's Hoppy Story

Leah's Hoppy Story
December 6th, 2022

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Seeking Communication Coordinator

Seeking Communication Coordinator
November 16th, 2022

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED...

WHS is now Hiring an Executive Director!

WHS is now Hiring an Executive Director!
November 4th, 2022

WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  ...

Sponsor a Heart

Sponsor a Heart
September 10th, 2022

Most of the time having a big heart would be considered a good thing, but not when the cause is heartworms...

WHS: Hiring for an Communication Coordinator!

WHS: Hiring for an Communication Coordinator!
September 1st, 2022

About Us:...

Safe Fruit for Dogs and Cats

Safe Fruit for Dogs and Cats
July 29th, 2022
Is It Safe to Give My Dog or Cat Fruit?...

Pet Safety Water Tips

Pet Safety Water Tips
July 13th, 2022

Become A Foster Paw-rent!

Become A Foster Paw-rent!
July 13th, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting
July 8th, 2022
Please join us for our 2022 annual meeting...

Reading for Paws - Summer Fun for Kids!

Reading for Paws - Summer Fun for Kids!
June 14th, 2022

Reading for Paws is a program intended for an audience of rising 1st through 6th grade students...

The Care They Need and Love They Deserve

The Care They Need and Love They Deserve
May 5th, 2022

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Honoring Eleanor "Dee" Dundon

Honoring Eleanor "Dee" Dundon
March 25th, 2022

The Eleanor "Dee" Dundon fund is in loving memory of Dee who worked tirelessly for the animals of the High Country...

When is Kitten Season? Puppy Season? How you can help...

When is Kitten Season? Puppy Season? How you can help...
March 21st, 2022
When is Kitten Season? Puppy Season?...

Virtual Fosters Change Lives

Virtual Fosters Change Lives
March 4th, 2022
Virtual Fosters Change Lives...

Thank You for Being Our Friend

Thank You for Being Our Friend
February 2nd, 2022

Last year we introduced you to our friend Oscar, a tiny black kitten who came to us with an injured leg seeking help...

Virtual Fostering: Our Newest Volunteer Program!

Virtual Fostering: Our Newest Volunteer Program!
February 2nd, 2022

Virtual Fostering is a new volunteer opportunity at Watauga Humane Society sponsored by The Grey Muzzle Organization...

6th Annual Valentine Raffle - Get your Tickets Now

6th Annual Valentine Raffle - Get your Tickets Now
January 14th, 2022
"This year's Valentine Raffle items are way too good to miss...

Oscar's Story

Oscar's Story
November 30th, 2021

"Today I was found...

Pawliday Open House!

Pawliday Open House!
November 30th, 2021

HAPPY HOLIDAYS...

The Whole Town is Barking About Arko Dog Park

The Whole Town is Barking About Arko Dog Park
October 8th, 2021
Watauga Humane Society continues to improve the canine/owner experience in our Arko Dog Park...

Annual Meeting Success

Annual Meeting Success
September 6th, 2021

Annual Meeting...

Judy Clarke, Volunteer Extraordinaire

Judy Clarke, Volunteer Extraordinaire
September 6th, 2021

Judy Clarke Retires...

Thrift for a Cause

Thrift for a Cause
April 9th, 2021

What’s better than a thrift store? A thrift store that supports the care of our community’s homeless pets...

We're Expecting!

We're Expecting!
April 8th, 2021
Spring is bringing warmer weather to the high country and kittens to Watauga Humane Society...

Prepare Fido for Post Pandemic Life

Prepare Fido for Post Pandemic Life
March 27th, 2021

For many dogs, the pandemic has been fabulous...

Purses For Paws Raffle

Purses For Paws Raffle
January 28th, 2021
The Watauga Humane Society is proud to announce their First Annual Purses for Paws event...

Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter

Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter
December 8th, 2020

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer...

Kennel Project Update

Kennel Project Update
November 9th, 2020

As with any project worth doing, prep work is essential...

WHS & SNIPS Mutt Strutt

WHS & SNIPS Mutt Strutt
October 14th, 2020

WHS is partnering with the SNIPS committee to bring you a virtual 5k dog walk...

Updates & Changes - 2020 Annual Meeting

Updates & Changes - 2020 Annual Meeting
October 8th, 2020

This year’s annual membership meeting was held on Wednesday, September 23, virtually, via Zoom...

New Dog Kennels

New Dog Kennels
September 11th, 2020

After 10+ years and thousands of dogs, our floors and kennels have all seen better days...

Modern Subaru & ASPCA October Adoption Event

Modern Subaru & ASPCA October Adoption Event
September 11th, 2020

Click the link to fill out the special adoption application...

Arko Dog Park Update

Arko Dog Park Update
September 11th, 2020

In light of Governor Cooper's Phase 2...

Vote For Your Favorite Non-Profit With Stick Boy

Vote For Your Favorite Non-Profit With Stick Boy
September 11th, 2020

Eating delicious Stick Boy goodies while supporting Watauga Humane Society? Yes, please...

Barn Cats Available for Adoption!

Barn Cats Available for Adoption!
August 12th, 2020

Through our Barn Cat program we help place feral and semi-feral cats, or cats that are not consistent with using the litterbox, on to properties seeking a natural alternative to pest control*...

Bare Bones Boutique HUGE August Sale

Bare Bones Boutique HUGE August Sale
August 12th, 2020

Because we have received so many generous donations since reopening in June, our shop is full...

SNIPS News

SNIPS News
August 12th, 2020

The SNIPS mask force continues to sew face masks to help our community and to raise funds for SNIPS...

WHS Annual Membership Meeting

WHS Annual Membership Meeting
August 12th, 2020

This year’s annual membership meeting will look much different than in past years...

WHS August News

WHS August News
August 12th, 2020

As we make it through the summer, we wanted to let you know what's been going on here at WHS...

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Hot Weather Safety Tips
June 30th, 2020

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger...

4th of July: Keeping Your Pet Safe!

4th of July: Keeping Your Pet Safe!
June 30th, 2020

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including furry friends...

COVID-19 Update 6/15/20

COVID-19 Update 6/15/20
June 15th, 2020

Watauga Humane Society Begins Phased Reopening...

Shelter Update

Shelter Update
June 8th, 2020

As North Carolina eases into Phase 2 of reopening, many of you are anxious to know when we will be opening our doors again...

Stray Animals & COVID-19 Restrictions

Stray Animals & COVID-19 Restrictions
June 8th, 2020

What should you do if you have found a stray animal while COVID-19 restrictions are in place?...

SNIPS Update

SNIPS Update
June 8th, 2020

We have all had to sacrifice things we love during the COVID crisis, but the SNIPS annual plant sale is not one of them...

Arko Dog Park Reopening!

Arko Dog Park Reopening!
May 30th, 2020

The closure of Arko Dog Park was not an easy decision and we want to thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these new and uncertain times...

A Message from our Shelter Director

A Message from our Shelter Director
April 13th, 2020

Dear Friends,...

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank You for Your Support!
April 13th, 2020

We have a wonderful community of volunteers and supporters who wonder how they can help now that everyone is staying home...

Board Changes

Board Changes
April 13th, 2020

It is with both sadness and gratitude that we announce that after years of service, Alice Roess has resigned from her position as President of the Watauga Humane Society...

4/9/20 COVID-19 Update

4/9/20 COVID-19 Update
April 9th, 2020

Watauga Humane Society COVID-19 Update...

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates
March 16th, 2020

Dear Friends of Watauga Humane Society,...

Thank You Animal Hospital of Boone!

Thank You Animal Hospital of Boone!
March 13th, 2020

For several years Animal Hospital of Boone has been providing extensive medical care for WHS animals in need, AND provides spay/neuter opportunities to the public through the WHS SNIPS program...

Events Update

Events Update
March 13th, 2020

With concerns rising around COVID-19, we have been carefully evaluating our next steps...

SNIPS Annual Update

February 7th, 2020

SNIPS (Spay Neuter is a Positive Solution) had a very busy and productive 2019. 667 spay and neuter surgeries were funded in Watauga and Ashe Counties.

These surgeries were made possible...

WHS Wins Rotary Chili Challenge

February 7th, 2020

Watauga Humane Society, along with chili from Bistro Roca, beat out all other chilis at this year's Winterfest Rotary Chili Challenge. Monetary "votes" in the amount of $904.00 and a $100.00...

2019 for WHS

January 10th, 2020

2019 was a great year for Watauga Humane Society. A total of 1300 Animals were adopted and 378  pets were returned to their owners.

None of the wonderful work we do could be done...