You Can Help the CHHS Shelter Pets Stay Warm this Winter


A friend of mine in Atlanta recalled this picture from last winter of Ruby, one of our shelter dogs, who was standing in the snow in one of our play yards. His comment was, “I guess everyone doesn’t get to go south for the winter.” How true. Although our indoor dog runs are heated and all our shelter pets have plenty of blankets to snuggle into and keep warm, it is always a financial challenge to operate our no-kill shelter in the winter months. Our heating and other operational costs skyrocket, abandoned and neglected animals continue to be brought to our door for safe refuge, and the number of potential adopters diminishes until the following spring.

Yet we have kept our doors open for animals in need for 27 years, and in fact, we are saving them in record numbers. 2014 will mark the third consecutive year of adoption increases for CHHS, and the number of animals we have rescued has nearly tripled. But with more mouths to feed, more vet bills to pay and more spay/neuters to perform, your generous donations are needed now more than ever, especially as we enter what most people are predicting will be an especially cold winter.

Please consider a tax-deductible year-end charitable gift to support our mission of rescue, compassionate care, spay/neuter and finding forever homes for the hundreds of animals we save and adopt each year. You can donate online by clicking the link below, charge to your credit card by calling 828-743-5752 or mail a check payable to CHHS at P.O. Box 638, Cashiers, NC 28717.


After eight months of care and comfort by our staff and volunteers, Ruby found her forever home with a loving human companion this past May. We were able to take care of Ruby, and all the animals at our no-kill shelter, for as long as it takes because of your generous support.


Thanks to you, every animal entrusted to our care this winter will be safe, loved and cared for, and kept warm. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to you, along with my best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

For the animals,

David Stroud, Executive Director
Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

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