The Humane Society of the Piedmont's statement regarding allegations at the Guilford County and Davidson County Animal Shelters previously operated by United Animal Coalition

"In light of the recent allegations and ongoing investigations at the Guilford County(GCAS) and Davidson County(DCAS) Animal Shelters, we wanted to take the time to let the public know about The Humane Society of the Piedmont. While the findings and allegations are unacceptable and appalling, now is the time for all of the partners in our animal welfare community to step in and help the animals that remain there. The Humane Society of the Piedmont has been working with the new management at GCAS to help with the transition and look forward to partnering with them to create new resources for our animal community.

The Humane Society of the Piedmont, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, founded in 1953, is not an adoption facility and does not take in animals that are being surrendered or abandoned.  While our building is in close proximity to the GCAS, and people often think that our organization is affiliated with them, this is not the case. We are separate entities that do not share Staff, Management, Veterinarians or Board Members. Our organization receives no federal, state or county funding and survives solely on public and corporate donations.

The Humane Society of the Piedmont’s mission is “To lead the community in providing advocacy and care to prevent animal cruelty and overpopulation.”  Our progams are focused on keeping pets and their owners together, reducing the number of unwanted pets through an aggressive spay/neuter program, providing low cost wellness care, supporting animal advocacy and providing education and outreach in the community regarding pet ownership. Our gold standard clinic, Planned Pethood provides all of our veterinary services. 

Through the help of PetSmart Charities, The Humane Society of the Piedmont has various grant programs that allow spay/neuter surgeries for a small $20 co-pay, including Primp Your Pit, which is currently going on during the month of August, for any pit bull or pit bull mix. Appointments can be made by calling (336)299-3999.

We work with local school systems and recreational groups to provide animal education and to teach children about responsible pet ownership.

Our local animal welfare community is a tight knit group, as we work closely with local rescue organizations like Animal Rescue and Foster Program, Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, SPCA of the Triad, Red Dog Farm, Ruff Love Rescue, ProjectBARK, Merit Pit Bull Foundation and many others. When we are contacted by someone that can no longer keep their pet, need voucher assistance for spay/neuter and educational purposes, we network to find solutions.  We also provide transport programs with many of our surrounding counties, providing low-cost spay and neuter services for animals whose owners that have no other options in their area.

The Humane Society of the Piedmont's "Fill the Food Bowl" program has been in place for many years, to help individuals that are going through tough times and find themselves unable to provide food for their beloved pets.

We are open for business Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Please contact our Executive Director, Tami Payne at (336)299-3060 for any questions you have about our programs or ways that we can assist you in the care of your pets.  Together, we can all make a difference in changing the lives of animals.

If you have questions about the ongoing investigations with these shelters, please contact them directly, as we are not affiliated with those organizations."

- A Press Release

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