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
cchs@tisd.net 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.
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We were asked by TSC to bring some of our animals
that are up for adoption to their store any Saturday
that we can. We have adopted several dogs there and
had a great turnout on February 15th so we have now
committed to being there the 3rd Saturday of every
month. Look for us outside under the canopies or
inside, dependent on the weather.
THANK YOU, TSC, FOR HAVING US!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!!!"  
>>>>>>>
With your
help, saving
the world,
one animal
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
CCHS
!
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.
AND
DOGS,
PLEASE!!
Homepage - Archives
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
together.
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
now?
Mai Tai, one of the
most gorgeous
Siamese crosses
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,
ALWAYS WILL...
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
wonderful
adoptions at
PetSmart,
Houdini on
the left and
"big boy"
Shiloh on the
right.
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!
Two super
adoptions,
Livi, a
most unusual
dog, adored at first
sight, and
Boogie
(
now Ned
Pepper!)
a
beautiful orange
bull's eye tabby
whose new
"mom" was SO
excited to finally
have him in her
arms!
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
it again!"
"Hold on, I'm
retrieving as
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.
Salem the
Siamese
was adopted
at PetSmart,
also to a
great family.
Tyson was
adopted at
the shelter to
a very loving
new "mom!"
Does Hawkeye, a gorgeous
bull's eye tabby, look excited and
appreciative of his new family?
WOW! Talk about a schmoozer,
too cute
Fonzie and his
new family, left, at
PetSmart, and we
hear it was love at
first sight as "The
Fonz" is quite a
character.
Princess,  right,
and her sister
Zoe, lower left, a
couple of
gorgeous
Siamese
crosses, along
with
Swoozie
were adopted at
the shelter. Some
very lucky young
kittens and happy
adopters that
make what we do
very satisfying.
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

"Archives-Our Animals".
Candy, a precious blonde
Chihuahua/terrier mix, was also
adopted at the shelter, happiness all
around.
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
calico, sweet
disposition - can you
even
imagine her not
getting a second
chance at life?
Two more
super cat
adoptions at
PetSmart:
Bowie, the
semi-bobtail
with his new
human and
Pursilla, our
"goggle-eyed"
calico with
her loving
new family.
who will spoil
her rotten!
Black and gold, of
course, and look at
that Fighting
Sandcrab!
GREAT 2011,
2012 & 2013
SEASONS,
'CRABS!!
Our
super
sweet
Helen
getting a
new
family at
PetSmart!
FUN,

FUN,

FUN!
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 hair
Siamese,
so cuddly,
with his
new mom,
the whole
family is
thrilled to
have him!
Chico,
another
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,
adopted at
PetSmart.
Cute, cute,
both of
them!

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!   
NOW!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some adoptions at PetSmart, TSC and the shelter - also follow adoptions on a
daily basis at
t "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
Click here to open the Archives for
this Home Page
And will it be
YOU and
YOUR
new loving
companion
animal here
soon?
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
shelter
Keneau at the shelter and Pongo at Wal-Mart
Tootsie, a
terrific
Boston
Terrier,  
and dear
little
Darla,
both
adopted to
wonderful
families at
the shelter
(Darla went
to live in
Houston
and is
getting a lot
of love).
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
bobtail.
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
Care Application.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

"VOLUNTEER APPLICATION"

"FOSTER CARE APPLICATION"
Bagel, above,
with his happy
new companion
and our dear
little
Leah, ready
to go to a new
home, both
adoptions at
Tractor Supply
here in Port
Lavaca!
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: 18 April 2014
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
around!
Top: Troy Baxter and one of his crew
Middle: Sign on Highway 238 (West Austin)
Bottom: Sign on Highway 35 and CR 10
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Two PetSmart adoptions, Copper (left) and Mario
(right)
Another adoption at Tractor Supply, sweet Scarlett
and new family along with one of our volunteers,
Barbara January
A very
different
looking,dog,
Corinna,
adopted by
a lovely
young lady
at the
shelter
Two shelter
adoptions,
a wonderful
Blue Point
Siamese
cross
named
Cisco, left,
and one of
the
smallest
and most
darling
dogs we've
had,
Tinkerbelle,
below
Avery, one
cute
pooch,
adopted at
PetSmart
to a very
lucky family
...and yet
another
shelter
adoption, a
little pup
named
Sandy
One lucky
Schnauzer
mix named
Pepper
was
another
shelter
adoption...
Meg is a great looking
dog who got a very pretty
young girl to make her a
best friend for life.
Many thanks to the Louise S. and W. H. Bauer
Charitable Endowment Trust
for another grant
of $4,000 to CCHS that will provide free spaying and
neutering of pets belonging to low income county
residents. Our hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday. This program is on a "first
come, first serve" basis and will continue until all funds
have been used. The guidelines for applicants are as
follows:
 [1] Must be a resident of Calhoun County and
show proof of a Texas driver's license.
[2]  Must show
proof of public assistance/low income issued by the
state of Texas.
[3] There is a limit of two (2) animals per
household, per year.
[4]  If qualified for this program,
owner must show proof of current rabies vaccination
on animals. If this has not been done, a rabies
vaccination must be given to animals a minimum of two
(2) weeks prior to surgery.
The vaccination will be paid
for by the owner,
not CCHS or this grant program. [5]
The surgeries may only be performed by one of our
three local veterinarians and must be scheduled by the
owner in advance.
[6] Once approved, the owner has
45 days to have the surgery done or the approval is
rescinded by CCHS unless owner contacts CCHS as to a
legitimate reason for delay.

If you have any questions, please call us at
361-553-8916.
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:
Our sweet,
sweet
Eli was
adopted at the
shelter (love at
first sight for
everyone) and
has gone to
live in Houston
with his new
family, and he
has a new dog
friend to play
with as well. Eli
deserved the
best and got it!
Two great
adoptions
at
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
fella.
Max had been
groomed fairly
heavily to get
matted hair
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
choice.
You just never know....:-)
Two
Siamese
mix sisters,
Sarita on
the left,
going to live
with her
new mom
and
Selena
on the right,
a surprise
for Mom
from her
family!
More kitten adoptions at the
shelter,
Ariel above and Pepper,
right, both with their new young
family members, all growing up
together
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
adopted together!
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 wonderful ways!
Does Dobie (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
shelter
!
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 way!!!
Tipper had to wait awhile but
the perfect person and home
finally found her!
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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 have
gone up on this website and are now being added daily
so click on
"Archives - Animals and Adoptions"
to see you and your new companion.  :-)
We had a GREAT day at PetSmart in Victoria 3-1: FIVE!
dogs adopted, many thanks to the adopters and all
those who stopped and made donations.
Many thanks to
TSC for a terrific "Love Your Pet" event
on 2-15 -
3 dogs went to new homes, yay! See photos at
"About Us"

NOTE: We will be at PetSmart in Victoria this Saturday,
the 19th, with lots of our dogs - come see us!
Please
keep
scrolling
-
just
leaving
room
for
new
info,
photos,
whatever
you
make
possible
in
the
future!
Three outstanding adoptions at the shelter recently: Sweet little Bianca at the far left, a
very happy kitty going to a great new home,
Maizy and Daizy, sisters that won the
"adoption lottery" and went together to the same home and
Sylvina, one of the most feisty
and gregarious kittens we've ever had , happiness all around!