The Board of Directors are integral in the day-to-day operations of the Suffolk Humane Society. Each Board member brings unique skills and talents to their position in order to ensure that the Suffolk Humane Society (SHS) is operating according to its vision statement and regulatory requirements. The Board at SHS is considered to be a working board. Each member is expected to contribute a significant amount of time and energy to the organization.
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During this cold snap we are experiencing, a dog with no shelter "at all" can easily freeze to death. Moreover, blue barrels and decrepit shelters are not sufficient to keep your pet warm with all the snow we've had last night. It is so very important to make sure that your pet has a warm safe place to ride out the weather.
Suffolk, Virginia-October 10, 1917 - It's the time of year when we give thanks for all our blessings, and for many people, those blessings include our furry best friends. There are so many wonderful pets who hope that you might want to add them to your list of blessings at one of the October, November and December adopt-a-thons sponsored by the Suffolk Humane Society and Suffolk Animal Care Center. The Petsmart Charities Adoption Center at the Chesapeake Square Petsmart store, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321 will host an adopt-a-thon on Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th and Dec.
Suffolk, Virginia-September 23, 2017 –In these challenging economic times, many people are finding it hard to feed their families, including their four-legged family members. To help these families and their pets, Suffolk Humane is hosting a pet pantry at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 23 for the first time at their new location, 412 Kings Fork Rd., Suffolk, VA. SHS members will provide food and other pet items to individuals as long as supplies last during those hours, first come, first served.
Suffolk, Virginia-July 4, 2016 - Summer's in full swing, and there are lots of warm days ahead to enjoy walking your dog or staying cool inside cuddling with a kitty. Suffolk Humane Society and Suffolk Animal Care Center will sponsor several adopt-a-thons during these warm weather months and hope people will find a new best friend to create new memories with.
When dogs are kept continuously chained, they become neurotic, unhappy, anxious, and often aggressive. In addition, chaining is a threat to the safety of the dog, other animals, and humans - particularly children. Furthermore, chaining a dog continuously is inhumane.
Unique Treasures at 2016 Paws for the Arts: Cancer Survivor’s Hobby Turns Children’s Toys to 3-D Art. Suffolk, VA -January 16, 2016 - Wonderful treasures will abound at the third annual Paws for the Arts, hosted by the Suffolk Humane Society and Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront on Saturday, February 7 2016 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 E. Constance Rd, Suffolk. Tickets are on sale now for $50 and can be purchased at Mike Duman Auto Sales, 2300 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, and at the Suffolk Humane Society office, 4300 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk and online at suffolkhumanesociety.com. This semi-formal event will feature heavy hors d’oeurves, wine and cash bars, a silent auction, a live auction, and musical entertainment by local artists. One of the unique items available this year is a lovingly restored, handcrafted three-dimensional art piece that formerly enjoyed life as a child’s toy horse barn.
It could be considered unusual that a restaurant specializing in steaks is the location of an animal fundraiser.
The Suffolk Humane Society Humane Education Department currently provides KIND News subscriptions to three Suffolk Schools. We are providing subscriptions to Kind News to the librarians at Kilby Shores, Creekside and Robertson Elementary schools. Published by the youth education division of The Humane Society of the United States, KIND News teaches K-6 children kindness and respect for animals. Focusing on a child's connection to animals and nature, the four-page newspaper inspires a love of reading through informative articles, colorful puzzles, and fun activities.
Suffolk Humane is now accepting ink cartridges for recycling. An Office Max MaxPerks account has been set up and points are earned toward gift certificates to buy office supplies. Please contact Carol Johanningsmeier to make arrangements to drop off cartridges.