Phasing out of Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS)
Over the years we've done some wonderful work under this name! But we've also had some problems with clarity on what exactly we do — particularly, confusion with other Franklin County animal organizations.
So, in the interest of making our mission clear, we've decided to start our Animal Rescue under a name that we've been using for our annual 5k event — Paws For Life Animal Rescue NC.
What's Happening to "Franklin County Humane Society"
Franklin County Humane Society is still operational, we are just running programs under different names. We have our Working Cats Program, SNIF Program (Spay/Neuter In Franklin County) and now Paws For Life Animal Rescue!
Goldie needs our help to raise money for her heartworm treatment, teeth extractions, and cancerous tumor removal!
This sweet gal was found in an abandoned house that was condemned and due to be demolished. Before knocking the place down they checked and found her and several other dogs inside. Animal control picked her and the others up, and she entered the shelter severely underweight at just 45lbs. Her age is estimated at 5 years old and she tested heartworm positive. Her front teeth were all worn down to nothing with the roots exposed, 2 of her canines were broken with roots showing, most likely from eating trash and tearing open canned food.
Luckily we were able to get her teeth removed and during her spay came across some cancerous tumors that had to be removed! She was covered in fleas with a skin infection but after some time in her loving foster home she is doing so much better! Goldie has come a long way but still has a ways to go.
Now that she has had a constant supply of food for a few weeks, we estimate she weighs about 65 pounds. She is house trained, crate trained, and can't wait to get healthy again so she can go off to her forever home!
This is our sweet Tessa. She is a foster dog with Paws for Life Animal Rescue here in NC. She found herself stuck at the Franklin County Shelter with two siblings left because the owner did not want to care for them anymore. Her kind eyes drew her foster in and even though she was heartworm positive the foster had to take her into her home and get her well.
The goal is to find her a wonderful forever family to match her amazing spirit. Tessa is roughly age 5. We think she is a Brittany mixed with sheltie. She is 55lbs but could stand to drop 10-15!
She is a lazy gal. She loves to lounge on the couch or floor. She is a people dog and wants to please, kiss, and follow you around! She loves dogs and cats alike. She had lived with 2 male dogs in her previous life. She lives with a male and female dog and 3 cats in her foster home.
Can you help us to get her heartworm free so we can get her into her forever home? HW treatment sucks the rescue funds right down (along with the many other medical surgical cases we face). Paws for Life does not shy away from dogs with medical needs because we know we are their best chance at survival. We rely on your donations to save lives as we are 100% non profit / 100% volunteer and 100% foster system based.
Paws For Life NC is having a Quarter Auction. The mission of the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue (An FCHS Program) is to address homeless dogs and cats through fostering, adoption and spay and neuter programs in Franklin, Granville and Northern Wake Counties. ALL money raised from this charity auction goes directly to the care and support (including medical costs) associated with the animals in our program. Together we can do so much more!
Paddle fee (for auction) at the door will be $3 (one paddle per person). Bring your own food and drink event. Bring 2 rolls of quarters (or more) for bidding. There will be a raffle and other items given away that day!! Come enjoy the fun and help save animals.
15 Years Saving Animals in Franklin County 2002-2017
New Rescue Name, New Look, New Website!
Thank You For All You Do To Help The Animals!
There was about 5 of us when FCHS became an idea and our goal was to change how people in Franklin County viewed animal welfare. Animal Control was a concrete building at Franklin County landfill, did not even have an Animal Shelter sign, until 1 volunteer paid for the sign out of their own pocket. Our resources were very scarce, so we had a yard sale to raise money for 501 status and found a retired attorney to look over the paperwork for us. We incorporated to a 501c3 in 2002.
Animal Control was under the Board of Health at the time and we faced many obstacles and not much support from the County. We had not yet established our name, so we piggybacked on other rescue groups in Raleigh and attended their adoption events at the Petsmart. It was an uphill battle to make a name for ourselves and to get the community to take us seriously. We even created a D/B/D Paws For Life, in hopes to generate more of a feel good vibe for the organization. The current members attended countless Commissioner meetings as well as BOH meetings to get our voices heard on serious issue in Franklin County.
With very limited funding and resources, most of the cost incurred from rescuing was funded by our small foster base, whom also served as Board of Directors. We did take many of our fosters to the Vet School and allowed vet students to perform the surgeries in order to save on cost. This was dictated by availability of slots (great deal of rescues took this route), so adoption turnover was very slow.
As you can see, this group has come a long way and grown so much.
Brownie: 2–4 yr old male Lab mix; shy at first meeting, but warms up quickly; good with kids & great with other dogs; LOVES back rubs and butt scratches; missing one ear and although it is an old injury, he is a little nervous about the area being touched; past the puppy stage, so his perfect day would be just lounging around with his foster mom & foster siblings
Chi Chi: A sweet senior Maltese/Cairn Terrier mix; she loves to give kisses and romp and play in the yard; potty trained; prefers to be the only dog since she has some food/resource-guarding behaviors, but can live with other dogs if they give her space; needs an adult only home or a home with older/teen children who can understand her fears and treat her accordingly – specifically, she doesn’t like her face or nose touched
Coal: ~ 4-month-old Shepherd mix; current weight is ~15 lbs; he’s everything puppy
Dakota: 3 yr old Lab mix; 52 lbs; very friendly & outgoing boy; loves to play; very dog friendly and thrives with playmates; cat-friendly; walks well on leash and would love a family who would take him for walks regularly; appears to be house trained; prefers to NOT be crated, but will go in one if nudged and is fairly quiet once in—however, he has not been destructive when left out to his own devices so crating may not be necessary
Duncan: 1 yr old Lab/Great Dane mix; 65 lbs; sweet boy with lots of energy; house-trained & crate-trained; loves his people and other dogs … loves to chase cats!; favorite toys are Kongs and squeaky toys
Duke: 3 year old Husky/Boxer mix; 68 lbs; a huge ball of love; good with kids & cats; LOVES other dogs—so much so that he will need a home with at least one other dog; walks well on leash; house trained & crate trained
JC: Hound/Shepherd mix; ~ 40 lbs; dog friendly; ok with confident cats, but will chase timid cats; house trained & crate trained; can easily jump 4 ft fences, so will need a 6 ft fence or a home where he is walked regularly
Link: 3 yr old Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky mix; 85 lbs; loves other dogs & people—NO cats; a skilled escape artist that can scale almost any fence—should not be off leash in a fenced yard unless the fence is 8 ft or higher and/or hot-wired at the top; has crate anxiety; requires an experienced owner
Little Ricky: 1 yr old Boxer mix; loves his people & other dogs; a large fenced yard for him to run & play in would be good for his puppy energy; kid friendly, but may be too energetic and clumsy for young children
Maggie: Australian Cattle Dog; 40 lbs; good with kids & dogs … cats unknown; loves to go on walks with her people; loves to run; enjoys laying on the couch and LOVES getting showered with belly rubs; she has very soft fur to run your fingers through; food motivated; crate trained; can jump 4 ft fences
Nala: 2 yr old Siberian Husky; loves other dogs & will play all day, so finding a home another dog would be a plus; she loves to snuggle with her people once she knows you … but will need an adjustment period with new people; previous husky experience would be a plus as Nala is looking for a good pack leader; house trained; needs a 6ft fence or higher
Serena: ~ 1 yr old Hound mix; 50 lbs; good with other dogs and loves to play with them, but will need proper introduction; ok with cats … will chase if they run … so it is cat-dependent and would need monitoring; ok with kids; likes to go for walks so will need an active family or one with a fenced yard for her to run and play in; she has excellent leash manners … until she sees something to chase like cats, birds, bunnies, butterflies, squirrels, etc.; house-trained; crate-trained and sees her crate as her personal safe place; loves chew toys
Tom: ~ 1 yr old Wirehaired Fox Terrier mix; 24 lbs; SWEET boy who is his absolute happiest when he is with his people; he is still learning to trust but once he warms up to you, he can be affectionate; respects cats but simply LOVES other dogs and running & playing with them outside; he loves toys too – bones and hooves are some of his favorites; currently working on leash and potty training
We are happy to announce that we now have Paws For Life Wine! $19.99 a bottle. All profits from selling this wine goes to Paws For Life, to help with our medical expenses.
The list of wines are:
Whisker Lickin' Good - Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby red in color, displaying red fruit aromas with slight smoky notes, this medium to full body cabernet sauvignon boasts firm tannins followed by a long and pleasant finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.
Black Cat - Carmenere
This hand-picked Carmenere presents itself with a brilliant and deep purple, red color in the glass. On the nose there are fresh and fruity aromas, which are accompanied by spicy notes of green pepper. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.
Dog Daze - Chardonnay
Bright golden yellow, clean and bright fruit aromas abound; soft floral notes with a touch of oak highlights the smooth acidity and elegant finish of this chardonnay. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served chilled.
Mutts Rock - Malbec
Deep purple red in color, displaying aromas of blackberry, plum and violet flowers with a hint of vanilla, this soft and juicy malbec leads with cherry notes, toffee hints followed by a long and pleasant finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.
Meow-A-Lot - Merlot
Deep and bright ruby red color, displays ripe red fruit aromas; soft and well balanced in the mouth with round tannins and a long, complex finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.
Barking Mad - Sauvignon Blanc
Light yellow with green shades, this crisp sauvignon blanc promotes a great balance of citric aromas and mineral notes which showcases the typical freshness of the variety with a long and subtle finish This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served lightly chilled.