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Posted on: September 27, 2021

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started to raise awareness about rabies and bring together partners to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. The Humane Society of Charlotte is doing our part in preventing rabies cases in our community by encouraging dog and cat owners to have their pets vaccinated at […]

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Posted on: June 02, 2021

Written by: Livy DeLage, UNNC Student, HSC Intern As the weather gets warmer and the sun gets brighter, we look forward to spending more time outside, however, the potential for dehydration, heatstroke, and danger to our dogs increases. Being prepared for the heat of summer and knowing how to handle symptoms of overheating in your […]

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and flowers are blooming, which can only mean that Spring is here. With Springtime comes Easter, Spring cleaning, and a new seasonal set of allergens, all of which can potentially be a danger to your pets. To keep the spring in your pet’s step, read about potential springtime hazards below.  Easter Candy/Sweets Chocolate is an obvious danger because cocoa is a well-known toxin to dogs and cats alike but treats like jellybeans, peeps, and candied eggs can […]

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Autumn is a time for pumpkins, fall leaves, and cooler temperatures but there are dangers specific to the Fall season to be aware of to keep your pets safe. Love corn cobs for decoration? Take care to keep them away from your pet’s reach. Never let your dog chew on a corn cob – decoration […]

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Questions about COVID 19 & Animals? Thanks to our friends and partners at the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, you’re covered. Check out these options and don’t forget to look at our COVID19 Toolkit and our Crisis Response Kit, both collaborated and created with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control team HSC & CMACC […]

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Written and submitted by guest author, Emily Jackson Most pet owners know that some plants, including lilies, poison ivy, azalea, daffodil, and oak, are harmful to their cats and dogs. However, you may be shocked to find out that we are surrounded by surprisingly common plants that are poisonous to pets. Always practice care when […]

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Posted on: April 01, 2020

It’s not fun to think about. It’s even less fun to plan for, but right now, it’s more important than ever to have a set plan for your pet in case you get sick and aren’t able to take care of them. Don’t wait – gather the members of your household (two-legged and four-legged) and […]

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Posted on: May 28, 2017

Playing in the summer sunshine with your dog is great fun, but there are a few simple precautions you can take to keep your dogs cool in the heat and protect them from heat-related problems.  By understanding how your dog copes with the warm temperatures and planning ahead you can avoid potentially dangerous situations. How […]

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

What better time to look at pet-proofing your home than March – it’s Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Pet-proofing your home is one of the first steps in keeping your pets happy and healthy. There are common household and yard items that can harm your pet if swallowed and each year, many dogs and cats suffer […]

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Posted on: September 02, 2016

Are you celebrating the final holiday of the summer season this weekend?  Just a quick reminder about fireworks. If you want to set off fireworks, don’t invite the dog or cat.  Please make sure that your furry family members are inside, safe and sound.  

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