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September 2019

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Fostering is crucial to helping homeless animals find their way into homes. By taking in an animal, you not only give it a break from the stress of shelter life, you also teach it what to expect in a home which makes the transition from "shelter animal" to "family member" easier, and more likely to work out in the animal's favor. Seeing these animals flourish and learn to trust is rewarding for the animal and the foster family! Taking a…

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September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Sarge's runs a volunteer and foster program that encompasses both the Sarge's Adoption Center, and the Haywood County Animal Shelter. We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, enriching and cleaning the cages of the cats there. We have various opportunities available for getting involved. At orientation, we will discuss the various roles filled by volunteers, safety precautions, training opportunities, and sign the legal paperwork needed. After this, you will get the back scenes tour of the new…

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September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Get better at knowing what cats want, and how to convince them to do what you want. Sarge's resident cat expert, Sharon Bolden, will guide students through hands-on cat handling to move cats from one area to another, with a focus on maximizing safety and minimizing stress.   This class is required for volunteers moving cats at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, Sarge's Animal Rescue Adoption Center, and PetSmart.

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September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about how dogs communicate - both for your comfort and that of the dog! Sarge's Behavior Coordinator, Caitlin Morrow, will impart some of her expertise and help to make us better care providers. This class is a great way to learn more about how your dog communicates with you and other dogs. Required for one-on-one dog handling, and fostering, both at the Haywood County Animal Shelter, and at the Sarge's Animal Rescue Adoption Center.

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September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Learn more about leash walking, group play, and how to handle a dog outside of the kennel - which makes play time more fun and stimulating for you and the dog! Our animal behavior coordinator, Caitlin Morrow, will impart some of her expertise and help to make us better care providers. This class is a great way to learn more about your dog, and is required for dog handling outside of the kennel, both at the Haywood County Animal Shelter,…

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September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Fostering is crucial to helping homeless animals find their way into homes. By taking in an animal, you not only give it a break from the stress of shelter life, you also teach it what to expect in a home which makes the transition from "shelter animal" to "family member" easier, and more likely to work out in the animal's favor. Seeing these animals flourish and learn to trust is rewarding for the animal and the foster family! Taking a…

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September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Haywood County Animal Shelter, 453 Jones Cove Road
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Sarge’s runs a volunteer and foster program that encompasses both the Sarge’s Adoption Center, and the Haywood County Animal Shelter. We also have volunteers that work at PetSmart in Waynesville, providing enrichment, and cleaning the cages of the cats there.   We have various opportunities available for getting involved. At orientation, we will discuss the different roles filled by volunteers, safety precautions, training opportunities, and sign the legal paperwork needed. After this, you will get the behind-the-scenes tour of the…

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