|Calhoun County Humane Society
|Home Page of CCHS, the Humane Society of
Calhoun County, Texas
|Welcome to the home page of the Humane Society of
Calhoun County, Texas. We organized in January of
2005 and have high hopes for what can be
accomplished with the hard work of our volunteers
and the citizens of Calhoun County which includes
Port Lavaca, Seadrift, Port O' Connor, Point Comfort
and many rural areas. See "About Us" for many more
details, but for immediate contact please call and
leave a message at 361-553-8916. You may also
e-mail us at email@example.com or drop us a line at P. O.
Box 1505, Port Lavaca TX 77979 or come by and see
us at 201 Stringham Drive (across from the ballpark
and rodeo arena at the fairgrounds, just off CR 101).
|The mission of the Calhoun County Humane Society is to
find loving homes for dogs and cats rescued from the
local animal control facility and encourage responsible
pet ownership through public education..
We take animals to PetSmart in Victoria with the first
Saturday of each month being CCHS's day to bring dogs
and cats. Some of our kittens and adult cats stay in the
adoption center full time, waiting for you to come by and
fall in love with them!
Volunteers are at the shelter Monday through Saturday
from 10-2, with few exceptions, but do call to make sure
as we might be taking animals to the vet or running other
errands. Come and visit, take a new family member home
with you! And even if you're not in the market for a pet
right now, come visit us, see what we're trying to
accomplish and help us spread the word about CCHS.
Due to the generosity of the Kennel Club of Greater
Victoria, Texas we have a fine bulletin board at the
general merchandise door of Wal-Mart. We would also
like to offer our thanks to Wal-Mart for having allowed us
to hold our mobile adoptions in their parking lot. They
have been a good neighbor and friend.
ALSO, are you interested in becoming a volunteer with
CCHS or working at the shelter? You may contact us via
this website or call 553-8916 and leave a message. We
are in great need of volunteers at the shelter
to continue our work! There will be an orientation to
learn the "how and why" of feeding, cleaning, etc. You
will never experience more appreciation than these dogs
and cats will give you in return for your care and help. It
becomes addictive and you'll feel lost when you're not
there. Try it and see!
|IMPORTANT: We have 501(c)3 tax exempt status and your
donations may be tax deductible. And, remember, we are a PayPal
subscriber. You can make donations to CCHS right here on our
website: credit, debit card, whatever works for you works for us! You
can check out our Want List page, scroll to the bottom and click the
button to make a donation. OR, do it here, NOW!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
|"Please take a look below at all the fine
people who have donated time, money
and services to us (and also take a look
at our Archives page for even more).
Because of them (and YOU if you'll join
us), we WILL find our new homes!!!"
at a time...
|A heartfelt THANK YOU to Roxie Logan of Port Lavaca. She has designed
and made lovely jewelry, all sales benefiting CCHS. Ever since CCHS
began, she has been taking the money from the sales of her work and
using it to pay for spaying and neutering of some of our animals. For a
long time she did this anonymously, but her secret got out and she
agreed that we could thank her publicly for her generosity. A great
member of our community in so many ways, Roxie has given her time
and talents to help many people. We and our animals are very grateful
that her giving extends to us!! She made designer purses with a
SANDCRAB theme, and the purses were for sale at
Ondreas Custom Jewelry & Gifts, 400 Broadway, 552-5182.
Many of you dropped by to support the SANDCRABS and
|PLEASE JOIN US. We would love to add
your picture here as we can use your
help in so many ways. It is such
rewarding work when a dog trots
eagerly out the door with its new
owner, eyes sparkling, and that new
companion kitty, purring happily in the
arms of its new owner as it leaves the
confines of a cage to explore its new
home. PLEASE JOIN US!
|We have a small (so far) group of patrons we call "Friends of
CCHS". Kit and Michelle McAfee of Humble, Linda
Boone of Victoria and Sharon Wood and Lorchen Koehn
of Port Lavaca made a commitment to send a monthly
donation since we began, money we can depend on. Then
John and Kathy Warren of Point Comfort, Ruth Mueller
Hahn and Deborah Summey of Port Lavaca become
patrons as well, now joined by Joyce Schaefer. Could YOU
become a patron, make a pledge to give whatever amount you
can each month? Large or small, they all add up!! Contact us
if you would like to join this great group of people who make
our work possible and help save many wonderful animals.
|Be sure to click on the
link to our new "Animal
Archives" that follows
Page 2 of Our Animals
|Woodie, a gorgeous Siamese cross that we adored, was adopted by the
owners of Gardenland Nursery where Woodie greets all their customers
and thoroughly enjoys his new home! Stop by Gardenland when "you're in
the 'hood", meet Woodie and see all the wonderful plants they have for you.
|Cyrus (on the left) could
not have gone to a more
perfect home. Just look
at his new companion,
Kyllikki ! Both are such
beautiful dogs, and they
are having a great time
|Tabitha waited a long time at the shelter, very
patiently, waiting for someone who would
realize what a wonderful cat she is and fall in
love with her. Just look at the trust in Tabitha's
eyes - and the happiness in the eyes of her
new owner who knows she made the perfect
decision. Could there be the perfect
companion for you waiting at the shelter right
|Mai Tai, one of the
we've had in a long
time, was lucky
enough to be
adopted by a very
smart man - one who
knows just how great
it is to have a cat!
|ADOPTIONS RISE AND FALL, WE NEED YOU,
There are few rewards greater than adopting a dog or cat that will
live because of YOU! The love and enjoyment you receive from them
will far, far outweigh any cost for their care. PLEASE!!! Just look below
at the kind of joy you're missing!! (He's been adopted but we have SO
many more that are just as wonderful, dogs AND CATS - and some
cats fetch also in case you didn't know that). :-)
|We are very happy that the Calhoun County Independent School District
donated a surplus portable classroom building to CCHS. It was moved
on to the shelter property, both the acquisition and moving being a huge
project that one of our volunteers, Carol Frankson, took on herself to
make it all come together - this wouldn't have happened without her. We
foresee many uses for it that will expand our rescue work, one of which
has been to provide a "cat habitat" so the cats can be taken out of their
small cages, run, play, get some much needed exercise and
socialization. Please go to "ABOUT US" to see "before and after" photos.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Adelmiro Cantu of Formosa
Plastics, Palacios Marine Industrial (Greg Garcia)and Carboline of
Corpus Christi (Lee Roy Navarro) for working together to provide us
with paint for the building!!
|Sometimes it takes a while for that
perfect person to walk through the door to
adopt an animal that has been
overlooked for too long. But when it
happens, it's one of the most gratifying
moments in the lives of all our volunteers.
Dear Jazz, a Dachshund mix, was so
lucky to be "found" by this wonderful
person! We can't even begin to imagine
how happy Jazz is now.
|And here, two
on the left and "big
boy" Shiloh on the
|Two great adoptions at PetSmart: Grace and Suzette, Siamese sisters on
the left and Bruiser Brody on the right who went to live with a wonderful
family. And how we love it when people "come back for seconds" - see
Houdini's adoption below, the fella who started it all for this family.
|Our sweet Quincy was
adopted at PetSmart to a
family of real cat lovers. Note
that Quincy seems to be
saying, "Now that I have a
new human who's taking me
out of this cage and to a new
home I'm not letting go!"
|The PEDIGREE ADOPTION DRIVE FOUNDATION
provides grants to animal shelter and dog rescue
organizations throughout the country. We are very
happy and proud to announce that CCHS was a recipient
recently from this foundation. This grant enables us to
continue our work of rescue and adoption.
THANK YOU, PEDIGREE!!
|Some terrific adoptions at PetSmart: Far left is Mr. Bojangles, our "song and
dance man"; please go to Archives-Our Animals for the whole wonderful
story on this adoption, another one of our adopters who "came back for
seconds." Alice Sweet Alice, a winsome Siamese cross with a very unique
mask, is much loved by her new family. And Diego? Does that look like
anything but total love and pleasure on the face of his new human? SWEET!
adoptions, Livi, a
dog, adored at first
sight, and Boogie
bull's eye tabby
"mom" was SO
excited to finally
have him in her
|Do we even need words? Felix is so happy he's schmoozing all over his new
mom. He loved the shelter and his friends but he loves her more! And our
wonderful Pluto, a black and tan tabby with BIG eyes,
was adopted at PetSmart by a great family.
|Are our animals lucky or what? Our adorable cats and dogs get adopted
by such nice and good looking humans!! Top left is Kate, a Shih Tzu mix
adopted at PetSmart recently, then Pippin was adopted at the shelter by
a man who got one of our cats 2 years ago (he "came back for
seconds")and Tess and her new mom who make a lovely pair. Bottom
row is Tyson with his new mom at the shelter, then our super wonderful
cat Rascal adopted by this terrific family at PetSmart and Blu who went
to live with his lovely new owner in the Big Easy!
|"See? I told you so.
Now please throw
|"Hold on, I'm
fast as I can!"
|Little Reno was
personally selected at
the shelter by one of
those smart guys who
know just how
wonderful a cat
companion can be.
Small boy, big Babs,
but we know our sweet
lady has a great home,
adopted at PetSmart.
|Ernie (aka Big ears) was adopted at PetSmart on 7-16. His foster mom who
loved him a LOT was very happy to see him go to such a nice home where
he'll get much love and attention.
PetSmart, also to
a great family.
adopted at the
shelter to a very
|Does Hawkeye, a gorgeous
bull's eye tabby, look excited and
appreciative of his new family?
WOW! Talk about a schmoozer,
|Fonzie and his
new family, left, at
PetSmart, and we
hear it was love at
first sight as "The
Fonz" is quite a
and her sister
Zoe, lower left, a
adopted at the
shelter. Some very
lucky young kittens
make what we do
|The family above from Wharton came to
the rodeo, saw Stetson outside and fell
in love. Mom asked for attention, at left,
and Stetson obliged with a big kiss!
Ewwwww! For an update on how much
Stetson loves his girl, scroll down on
Candy, a precious blonde
Chihuahua/terrier mix, was also
adopted at the shelter, happiness all
|Three adoptions at PetSmart with Jagger at left and two happy little
blondes to match his patches, lucky Kalinda, a Siamese cross who is
going to be spoiled rotten, and Sport, a very playful Tuxedo.
|Two more kitty adoptions at PetSmart, our wonderful Jewel at left with
her happy new human, and precious Lulu, silky long hair, a great lap
cat in the making who went to a very lucky family.
|Lulu, a very lovely
disposition - can you
even imagine her not
getting a second
chance at life?
|Two more super
cat adoptions at
with his new
calico with her
loving new family.
who will spoil her
|Black and gold, of
course, and look at
GREAT 2011, 2012
& 2013 SEASONS,
getting a new
|AND, in addition, Roxie will be making other purses with dog or cat
designs as well as seasonal ones for Christmas, Valentine's Day,
Mother's Day and other occasions so keep in touch with us here or
call Ondreas Custom Jewelry & Gifts to see what's available.
Again, ALL proceeds go to CCHS to continue our work - THANKS!
|Rags, a long
so cuddly, with
his new mom,
the whole family
is thrilled to
Siamese but a
real "pistol" of a
guy, went to the
best mom he
could ever have.
|Casey was a
lucky guy, went to
a great home,
cute, both of
PLEASE: If you love animals and can spare
2 to 4 hours a week to help us at the
shelter, we and the animals NEED YOU!
|Some adoptions at PetSmart, TSC and the shelter - see some great adoptions att "Archives - Our Animals"
|Pippen and Carly at the shelter
|Rikki at PetSmart and Renee at the shelter
|Liz at PetSmart and Ozzy at the shelter
|Liam and Lilly at PetSmart
|And will it be
YOU and YOUR
WE HOPE SO!
|Henley at PetSmart
|Skeeter, left, and Toby, right, both at
PetSmart and both very lucky kitties!
|Lady Blue and a funky dog named Gizmo, both at the
|Keneau at the shelter and Pongo at Wal-Mart
|Tootsie, a terrific
and dear little
at the shelter
(Darla went to live
in Houston and is
getting a lot of
|Two double adoptions in one day at PetSmart!
Betsy B and sister Angie B (B for bobtail) at left
and Jagger and his little buddy Champ, also a
|Betsy at PetSmart and Lisa at the shelter, both very
happy adoptions for dogs and humans!
|If you want to become a volunteer please click on
the link for the Volunteer Application.
If you would be able to foster an animal to enable
its adoption, please click on the link for the Foster
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
"FOSTER CARE APPLICATION"
with his happy
and our dear
little Leah, ready
to go to a new
here in Port
|Two adoptions at the shelter, Butterbear (look at
those paws "daddy" is saying) and Wiggles, a Flame
Point Siamese who is filling the void left by a
companion of many loving years.
|Two litter mates, Alfie on the left, Matilda on the right,
were very happy shelter adoptions, love at first sight.
|Is this happiness or what? Rocky, on the left, went
to a very loving family, and Bubba did also (one
lively and smart kitty is Bubba).
|Tiny Sarah & sweet Jiggles, both shelter adoptions
|Two adoptions in one day at the shelter,
Miley on the left and Dawson on the right
|UPDATE: January 27 2016
|WE HAVE SIGNS! WE HAVE SIGNS!!
CCHS begins its 9th year this January and we NOW
have some directional signs to the shelter, made
possible by some generous members of our
community. The signs were done by Eclipse and Troy
Baxter did the installation. One sign is located on
Highway 238 very near the new RV park, the other is
near the corner of Highway 35 and County Road 101.
We are still seeking a site on Highway 87. We know
that many people still don't know we exist or where we
are, if they do, so we hope that these signs will aid in
correcting that and bring about more adoptions. :-)s all
|Top: Troy Baxter and one of his crew
Middle: Sign on Highway 238 (West Austin)
Bottom: Sign on Highway 35 and CR 101
|Two PetSmart adoptions, Copper (left) and Mario
|Another adoption at Tractor Supply, sweet Scarlett
and new family along with one of our volunteers,
|A very different
by a lovely young
lady at the shelter
Cisco, left, and one
of the smallest and
most darling dogs
|Avery, one cute
at PetSmart to a
very lucky family
adoption, a little
|Meg is a great looking
dog who got a very pretty
young girl to make her a
best friend for life.
|First Dad came to the shelter to
pick out the perfect kitten for his
girls. He looked at several but
Swoozie kept reaching out to him
as if to say, "Pick me, pick me!" He
said we needed to have a photo of
Swoozie with her new sisters, not
him, but we opted for both! Dad
made a great choice as Swoozie is
getting lots of love.
|This was just
meant to be:
sweet Eli was
adopted at the
shelter (love at
first sight for
has gone to
live in Houston
with his new
family, and he
has a new dog
friend to play
with as well. Eli
best and got it!
PetSmart with Doc
(what a sweet
photo) getting a
new mom and also
our adorable Marty
being adopted into
a very lucky family
as he is one great
|Max had been
heavily to get
removed, but it
will grow back
to show his
true look as a
Shih Tzu. His
new mom fell
in love with him
at the shelter,
just as he was,
a very good
|You just never know....:-)
Sarita on the
left, going to live
with her new
Selena on the
right, a surprise
for Mom from
|More kitten adoptions at the
shelter, Ariel above and Pepper,
right, both with their new young
family members, all growing up
|Tiny, a Dachsund mix, waited a long time for a new home
but Brittany found a loving home very quickly
|Mother Kyndall and daughter Jellybean waited a long, long
time for a new home, we were so happy to see them
|Two recent PetSmart adoptions, Brownie at left and little Ringo
going to terrific homes!
|Cally, a sweet young puppy was adopted at the shelter and, left, little
Cissy was adopted by an animal loving family at PetSmart.
|Sweet Kensi at the shelter with a very sweet little girl and Chulo
with his new family, both shelter adoptions
|Simon, left, and
Kyra, right, are two
very lucky dogs who
went to the same
home. Their new
human is teaching
them all kinds of
great things to do
like "have food and
water, will travel" -
look at that cool
they're wearing! Very
lucky and happy
dogs, we love
adoptions like this.
|Some very happy adoptions at the shelter recently were Hallie at the far left who came in with
6 kittens just as beautiful as she, Mr. Rajah with his new adoring mother, our sweet, sweet
Savanna with one of the members of her new family and Maggie, a very unusual silver gray
terrier who was seen by someone local and adopted for her sister who lives elsewhere so
Maggie took a long trip to her new home - we love how things sometimes connect in such
|Does Dobie (left, now Roger) look happy or what? A local couple who have always adopted
shelter dogs fell in love with Dobie at first sight. They came back with their lovely grand daughter
and Sophie, their resident bull terrier/pug mix, to check out the potential new family member -
Dobie passed and then some!
|When Kipper's photo hit
the newspapers, the
phone rang all day long,
but he was already
adopted by the "early bird
couple" who wasted no
time in coming to the
|Natasha's adoption is one of the best
we've had in a long time and is a true
"teachable moment" experience. A
special needs cat we had for so long,
she went to the perfect home. She has
blossomed, emerging from her cocoon of
subdued quietude into a curious, active,
loving, playing, purring bundle of
happiness, doing all the 'cat things' we
didn't think possible for her. The love she
is giving and receiving has reinforced our
belief in what we do, especially when one
of our very loved animals wins the
'adoption sweepstakes' in such a huge
|Tipper had to wait awhile but
the perfect person and home
finally found her!
|***** New! You'll "like" it! *****
Click here to visit our Facebook page
|If you've not yet visited our Facebook page (highly
doubtful!!), please click the link in the next box for
up-to-the-second (almost!) information about CCHS.
Community support of CCHS via Facebook has
been OUTSTANDING, thank you so much. And if
you've adopted an animal from us, photos of all of
you go up on this website, hope for updates soon,
so click on "Archives - Animals and Adoptions"
to see you and your new companion. :-)
|Maizy and Daizy, sisters
that won the "adoption
lottery" and went together to
the same home.
|For a change of pace, how about a photo
and story about CCHS being "adopted?"
Jennifer Soefje, the go-to force at Port
Lavaca Veterinary Clinic who always has all
the answers to all our questions, is also a
very successful SCENTSY Independent
Consultant. She donated all her
commissions for the month of April to
CCHS, presenting us with a check...
|...in the wonderful amount of $600.00!
So, to Jennifer and all of you who participated in
this fund raiser for CCHS, a huge
from all of us at CCHS, two AND four footed critters
|A NEW HOME FOR STRAY DOGS AND CATS
Calhoun County Humane Society's capital
campaign, “Operation Save our Tails”, to raise
money for construction of a new shelter has been
underway for several months. Preliminary shelter
plans were finalized, land was purchased in May
2014 for a new permanent location on Haley Lane
near Highway 87. The new shelter will allow space
for more adoptable animals and save more pets from
Calhoun County Humane Society board is still
seeking volunteers to serve on a subcommittee to
assist in fundraising. Please email the board at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping in any
way. Grants are also being sought to help cover
building costs. Donations can be made payable to
CCHS building fund and mailed to P O Box 1505 in
Port Lavaca. Like us on Facebook for the latest
updates on fundraising.
Volunteers with Calhoun County Humane Society
search daily for new homes for the stray and
unwanted dogs and cats of Calhoun County. One
day soon we will be able to conduct that search from
our very own shelter. Volunteers currently occupy
space in the city owned Port Lavaca Animal Shelter.
The Calhoun County Humane Society is grateful for
the long term partnership which allows many pets to
be adopted into loving homes.
|Many thanks to Jennifer Soefje and Carly Stringo of Port Lavaca Veterinary Clinic for hosting a fund raiser raffle
before and during and county fair to benefit CCHS. They both worked very hard, and an absolutely amazing
amount of $5,077 in the form of raffle tickets and donations was received. Our thanks to all of you who purchased
tickets, made donations of money and items needed by our animals at the shelter. Even though we never lose
sight of the fact that CCHS could not exist without your help, it's events such as this that reinforce that
knowledge. As long as you are there for us, the animals have a voice.
|Yes, the CCHS website is still alive albeit its silence
for too long, now there are severe computer issues.
We had a veritable "river of animals" come through
in 2015 and days disappeared into months and now
it's almost February of 2016! For current dogs and
cats available for adoption please continue to visit
our Facebook page for the moment; meanwhile read
below for an update on the fundraiser for our new
|As of approximately 1-25-16, CCHS has raised 70
percent of its $552,480 goal with $177,487 to go. More
donations have come in since that date so this figure
will continue to rise, WATCH HERE to see our
progress!The personalized brick project is part of our
fundraiser with 4" by 8" bricks available for a donation
of $150 and 8" by 8" bricks for a donation of $300.
These bricks will be a part of the building's front
exterior. You may pick up an order form for these at
CCHS or Dr. Bill McClellan's office on Porter Road. Any
donations made toward the building fund must be
made to Calhoun County Humane Society and
designated "building fund" or "Operation Save Our
Since our budget is broken down for specific items,
there is also the opportunity for donating something
such as landscaping, fencing, paving of the parking lot,
etc., either labor or materials or both. If you have any
other ideas or questions please contact us at the info in
the "little black & white box" below.