The staff and board of the SPCA of the Triad would like to thank all of those who assisted us over the years.
We want to thank those who were so kind to donate food and other items, as well as monetary donations which have been used to support our community Pet Food Bank Program and other animal supplies. We also want to show our appreciation to the media who have been so kind to bring our mission to the greater Greensboro area. With all of your donations, the SPCA of the Triad can continue to assist those less fortunate to take care of their animal companions. Without you, these families and their furry friends would have had no food or animal supplies.
We are in the process of acquiring land to build a new facility. Please continue to support our mission to assist all animals in need in the Triad, and help us make our dream a reality. Your donations mean changing lives of animals and saving lives. Because of you, the SPCA exists.
June 31st, 2015 7:05PM 6 stray puppies were rescued today from a mobile home park in Liberty, NC. The owner of the park refuses to get his dogs fixed and they continue to impregnate the surrounding strays. Thankfully, we were able to rescue these 6 before they begin to take part in the viscous cycle. These babies were covered in ticks from head to toe and very skinny. They were afraid at first but a few of them have come out of their shell after they had a big bowl of food to eat. You can see the ones in the back will still need some time. The one female is hunched over in the corner behind the cage.
Macy, Bandit, Ace, Moose, Drake, and Rocky will be going for a wellness exam and vaccines tomorrow at Sheets Pet Clinic. We will be working on socialization with these youngsters. They really need to become more accustomed to humans and being in a home environment. If you or someone you know is interested in fostering one of them, please fill out a foster application.
Neglected Stray Yorkie Surrendered
April 28th, 2015 6:25PM We are so thankful to Peggy S for rescuing Leroy, a little abandoned Yorkshire Terrier and bringing him to us. He is very thinand seems to have been neglected... possibly a puppy mill throw-away.
Regardless of his past, he is now safe and sound at our rescue and will never hurt or want for anything again. Leroy is very friendly, affectionate, and just wants to be where you are. He will make a great pint-sized companion for someone someday soon. In the meantime, we will nurse him to full health and give him the love and adoration that he probably never had. He ate a good dinner and is now snuggling in his soft blanket that Peggy left for him.
SPCA Takes in Chained Dog Rescued By Project BARK
April 24th, 2015 1:03PM Libby, named after the fearless leader Libby Scandale of Project BARK who rescued her, was surrendered to our care yesterday. Her life had been close to wretched. She was chained all of her life and not fed or watered regularly. Her skin was manged and her teats dangling from litters of puppies. Her owner miraculously agreed for us to find this dog a better life.
She is now chain free and happy as can be! Libby is sweet, gentle, playful, and intelligent. What a waste of a life to tie to a chain. Thank you Libby and the Project Bark crew for entrusting this sweet baby to our care. Next up for Libby -- the loving fur-ever family that she has always wanted (and deserved!)
Puppy With No Anus Receives Surgery
April 15th, 2015 3:55PM Sid is one very sick puppy. A young lady brought him in that had found him behind a dumpster. She said that he had no hole to use the bathroom. We took a look and sure enough, his anus was grown together. His belly was very bloated and he was extremely lethargic. We rushed him to Dr. Fidele Byungara at Sheets Pet Clinic. Sid's X-ray was not good. He had been leaking poop through his penis and was in a lot of pain. It is a rare congenital condition and Sid's case appears to be very complex.
He entered into a dangerous and extensive emergency surgery this morning and we need all possible help! We proceeded into this surgery completely blind without any idea of cost. It will take at least two surgeries to correct. We are doing all we can to save this little guy! He is now out of surgery and has a new anus. As you can imagine, there was a lot of waste matter inside. Stay strong little buddy and thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and donations!
Stray Dog Trio Found Abandoned Under Car
March 30th, 2015 7:47PM Winston, Gus, and Bruno were surrendered as strays to our shelter on Friday. They were all 3 found curled up together underneath a car feeling lost, lonely, and abandoned. None of the dogs were neutered or had a microchip. The trio was a little shy on their first day. Bruno was very protective of Gus but not in an aggressive way. He would essentially just sit on top of him. It was rather cute. These dogs have probably been through a lot and now all they have is each other. A loving fur-ever home appears to be something that they never had but can only dream about at the moment. Help us fulfill their dreams! They will be available to be adopted together or separately.
Two Beautiful Shepherds Surrendered
March 23rd, 2015 7:40PM Oliver and Bella were adopted together as puppies from us 3 years ago. Today, their owners made the heartbreaking decision of surrendering them back to us due to an unexpected family situation that has made it impossible for them to keep them. They are German Sheperd (/Lab?) mixes. They are super sweet and affectionate and will both make great family dogs for some lucky fur-ever families! Come out to our adoption center and meet these sweet souls!
Neglected Senior Dog Adopted
March 19th, 2015 9:12PM How cute is Rover and his new mommy!? That's his new sister Sasha in the background too. They have become great friends! Rover lived on a chain for the first 8 years of his life. Now he has a family that loves him. He gets to stay inside, out of the rain, sleet, snow of winter and the blistering sun of summer. He gets to sleep where he wants, have fresh water and food, and be a loved family member. His family said he likes his crate and knows a lot of basic obedience skills and how to shake! Rover has a skin condition that they say is healing up well with Prednisone. What a perfect representation of why Guilford County has a new anti-tethering ordinance. All dogs
Bernie's Feeling Breezy
March 19th, 2015 6:33PM Check out Bernie's new 'do! Who knew there was a tiny little dog underneath all that matted fur? He probably feels a little naked right now but his hair will be so soft and pretty when it grows out!
Thank you to our vet tech Carrie Sykes for providing Bernie with this adorable and stylish new haircut.
Update on Bea's Condition
March 19th, 2015 3:33PM Bea had the best time yesterday laying out on the porch in the warm sun and getting a good dose of Vitamin D! Last week, we reported good news on Bea's condition. We wish we could share the same report this week. Unfortunately, Bea's skin condition seems to erupt in a new place daily. It will appear good and healing one day then bad and moist the next. She is receiving antibiotics and a medicated skin bath daily. She is also covered in ringworm from head to toe. Her hair is growing into the skin where hair is missing.
She is unable to walk most of the time. Her feet have become raw and oozy. It is very painful for her to stand up. She was found around the time of the ice/snow storm a few weeks back. We think that the ice and salt on the roads probably wore her pads down. We also believe that Bea was put out from a puppy mill. She was probably on the bottom of the stack of cages, leaving all of the other dogs no choice but to pee and poop on her and contributing to the awful condition that her skin is in. Her fur was extremely matted with poop and dirt when she came to us and she smelled like feces.
A professional has recommended that we take Bea to a dermatologist for a skin scraping and culture. This is going to be extremely expensive but she really needs it! Your donations have helped us save so many deserving animals in the Triad like Ruby and Trapper. Please donate and help us give Bea the better life that she deserves!
Bernie's Feeling BreezyStray Bichon Rescued on Randleman Road
March 19th, 2015 1:51PM Meet Bernie! Bernie was found yesterday wandering down Randleman Road. He has no microchip, collar, or sign of an owner. His hair is very overgrown and matted. In fact, we found a small Christmas light bulb matted into his fur. Looks like he has been on his own for a while! We are guessing he is a young Bichon. He's extremely friendly and has lots of fun energy.
Brodee's New Family
March 11th, 2015 3:03PM Well our deaf Boxer Brodee was a foster fail and we could not be more excited! The Bradsher's 3 year-old son cried when he had to leave Brodee to go to school on the first foster day. They knew at that moment that they just had to adopt Brodee! They love him to death! He is so sweet and has become best friends with their other 2 Boxers, one of which was adopted from us! Congratulations sweet boy!
Spa Day for Bea
March 8th, 2015 3:46PM Bea got a haircut! Doesn't she look absolutely adorable? We are so grateful to Dog Days Greensboro for giving this sweet girl a full groom as well as a special skin treatment. So many of you have reached out to offer your kind words and support for Bea and for that we are so grateful. She is so deserving of every ounce of love she is getting. She's doing great! She's eating well and is on an antibiotic for her skin. It will be a long journey until she's fully recovered and ready for a fur-ever home but we have high hopes for her. She has such a strong spirit and a gentle soul.
We rescued Bea on Thursday as a stray in Kernersville. She was found sitting on the train tracks feeling lost, hungry, and in a lot of pain. Her fur was matted so tightly with feces and dirt against her skin that it was completely raw underneath. Thank you all so much for your continued support of our organization and rescue efforts. We could not do this without you!
Please consider donating to help us continue rescuing and rehabilitating the Triad's animals in need of a second chance like Bea. Visit www.triadspca.org/donate to show your support.
Bea's Second Chance
March 5th, 2015 9:24PM Today we rescued Bea, a stray Lhasa Apso in horrible condition. Her fur was matted so tightly with feces and dirt against her skin that it was completely raw underneath. We gave Bea a warm bath and removed as many mats as we could. A large open wound was found on the top of her head underneath one of the mats.
Bea was starving and dehydrated. She is relatively clean, has a full belly, and is probably sleeping better tonight than she has in a long time. She will be getting a more detailed bath tomorrow at Dog Days Greensboro and a full groom on Monday. Rest easy Bea. You will never hurt, hunger, or want for anything again sweet girl.
Drum Roll Please! Project BARK formally announces the 10/15 FIX!!
If your dog (or cat heaven forbid) is over 40 pounds, then if you qualify you can get that animal fixed for 15.00 and if it's under 40 lbs, it's only ten bucks!
As we continue to focus on spay and neuter, we decided to lower the already low cost from 15/25 in hopes of spreading even more awareness and prevent even more unwanted births in 2016 and beyond.
Please see the enclosed flyers explaining the qualifications and the information on Guilford County's free food program and spread the word.
A local Boy Scout, Marcus Havely, decided to complete his Eagle Project by helping the SPCA
Local Boy Scout Markus Havely Completing Eagle Project with SPCA of the Triad! Over several weekends this Spring, Markus Havely (right) accompanied the SPCA at their adoption fairs. Markus handed out flyers to customers asking for donations for the SPCA animals. On this Saturday afternoon, A.J. Ratkus (left), completed service hours by joining in Markus’ efforts to collect needed supplies for the SPCA rescue animals. Thank you Marcus and A.J. for caring and helping the homeless animals in our community!
FANTASTIC job Markus! For his Eagle Scout Project Markus collected over $2000 worth of donations of animal food, toys, litter, paper towels, trash bags, and cash! In addition to all the supplies, Marcus used some of the donations to purchase 5 Kuranda Beds for the dogs to use in their outdoor kennels. The animals are going to greatly benefit from all of Markus's time and effort.