Our mission is to promote the welfare of animals in Granville County through responsible pet ownership. We believe in making a difference with hard work and charity efforts.
Pet Food Pantry
The Pet Food Pantry is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month 12pm - 1pm at Bullocks United Methodist Church. HSGC distributes 800-1000 pounds of kibble each month (canned food and treats too!) with the continued support of a special family, the public and local businesses. Total Food Distributed since the start in 2013 is over 43,000 pounds of kibble! We have a special day in Dec where the ladies of Bullocks Church serving hot coco and doughnuts while HSGC has treats and a gently used toys for everyone who attends!
Spay/Neuter/Vaccine Program for Low Income Granville Residents
HSGC issued over 180 FREE S/N vouchers in 2019-2021 and paid all extra costs associated with spay/neuter procedures. HSGC also coordinated with Granville Animal Control to host a free rabies clinic for 33 pets of Pantry recipients. We have monies available in 2022 to help Granville County residents that qualify get their pets spayed and neutered for free. Complete the form below and return to us!
Low-Cost Microchip Clinics
We held our largest to date Feb 2015 with 79 rabies vaccines and 28 microchips at Southern States in Creedmoor. We also had 24 other clinics with the shelter and Dr. Lori Scappino at Southern States through 2017 and placed 75 microchips. Thanks to Dr. Lori Scappino (Mule Town Veterinary) and Dr. Trudi Bowden (Oxford Veterinary Clinic) for their continued support and aid.
Five dogs are currently certified with members of HSGC with 1 serving Learning Services in Creedmoor and 4 other volunteering at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford. Holiday cards are made for the dogs to give out during their visits with the help of volunteers several times per year. It connects kids with those who need their compassion.
Pictured: Therapy dog Murphy
Shelter Aid Program
Ongoing supply of slip leads and cardboard cat carriers to the Granville County Animal Shelter We also manage their Kuranda Beds (2 new in 2015, 5 new ones in 2016 with a total of 22 in use). We maintain beds in each kennel run so that no dog has to sleep on the concrete floor. And, as always, we volunteer for their events; we provided food, decorations and volunteers for their annual Christmas Shelter event.
Feral Cat Initiative
HSGC caregivers’ trap cats and they are S/N through our vet. We have also worked with Independent Animal Rescue (IAR) and they helped out with a colony of over 30. IAR has been amazing in their aid to Granville ferals and we work with them to maintain this cooperation; we helped construct a feral cat kennel unit for one of their caretakers, we have loaned traps and helped with the vetting as needed. HSGC is funding S/N at Butner Vet and are actively loaning our traps (7) to the community. We have also worked with Operation Catnip and Safe Haven to transport cats to their groups from Granville Shelter (21 in 2015-16 with most cared for as overnight fosters). We also oversee communication of colony locations and impounded cats in the Granville Shelter and we aid in their release back to their colony (if possible) or rehoming. There were 16 clipped ear cats impounded in 2015-16 and we pulled all but one (he went to a rescue as a friendly). A special thanks to Dr Jeanne Simmons (Butner Veterinary Clinic) for over 20 years of vet services to HSGC.