Blog Archive

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: April 02, 2021

In the spring and summer, it is not unusual for well-meaning good Samaritans to discover litters of kittens outside. While our instincts tell us to help, the best thing we can do to ensure their health and safety is to leave the kittens alone.  It is highly unlikely that the mother cat abandoned her kittens.  A mother cat places her kittens in a safe spot so that she […]

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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: September 27, 2017

At the Humane Society of Charlotte, pet safety is one of our primary concerns. We do everything we can to educate our wonderful community on the many important issues related to pet ownership, and today we want to draw attention to a topic that’s becoming increasingly important — paddleboarding safety for dogs. Stand up paddleboarding […]

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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: April 03, 2017

Many dogs and cats simply can’t handle the first signs of a thunderstorm.  With the spring/summer months upon us, we’ve found some interesting and helpful tips on how to help your pets with their “storm phobia”. Click here for tips on how to help your family pets during storms. Remember to always contact your pet’s […]

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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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