Humane Society and Local Animal Hospital Team up for Holiday Pet Photo Shoot

By Stephanie Byrne | 

The Humane Society of Bay County is hosting holiday photo shoots for families and their pets this season.

Four-legged friends had their pictures taken at Breeze Animal Hospital in Panama City Beach Saturday.

For a $20 donation, people could receive 3 unedited photos. For $30, they could get 5 edited photos.

Donations benefit the Humane Society.

“This is a big fundraiser for them as much as we can, especially close to the holidays and we love it and this has worked out wonderful, especially right after what we just went through with the storm, so all we can do is help them and that was great,” Peggy Wilson, Hospital Manager for Breeze Animal Hospital, said.

Leslie Jones is the volunteer photographer.

If you missed Saturday’s photo shoot, no need to pout or cry.

Your next chance to capture holiday moments with your pets is December 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Humane Society of Bay County. – View article here.

Alba Cheer Team Collecting Supplies for Four-Legged Victims of Hurricane Michael

By: Jennifer Messick Rogers

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 12:10 PM CDT

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WKRG) – Cheerleaders are used to raising school spirit. This week, the cheer team at Alba Middle School wants to do a little more, by helping four-legged victims of Hurricane Michael.

The cheer team is collecting pet food and supplies for pets who may have been left behind or lost during the category four hurricane. All donations will be delivered to the Humane Society of Bay County, Florida, which will be in charge of distribution.

Donations will be collected on Friday, October 26 at Alba Middle School at 14180 Wintzell Avenue in Bayou La Batre.

See story here.

Humane Society of Bay County in Need of Donations

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The Humane Society of Bay County helps our furry friends, but the non-profit organization also needs some help of its own.

 
Donations to the shelter have been down 60 percent in the last few months. Right now, they have a lot of cats and even more dogs and puppies. Employees said their need varies depending on how many animals they have.

“Right now I could say that we are mostly in need of Dog Chow and Puppy Chow,” Lauryn Gill explained. “Those specific brands that we use are the Purina Dog Chow line and Puppy Chow, but we could also use Kitten Chow and Cat Chow. We really take in any donations of food, but those are main brands that we like to stick to to keep the animals regular and no upset stomachs.”

Used linens, blankets, towels or gently used pet beds are also needed. The Humane Society is located behind Panama City Police Department. Donations can be dropped off inside or by the door anytime.

Click here for its wish list. See full article here

 

Local Shelter Hosts Shot Clinic for Pets

Panama City, Fla. – A local animal shelter helping the community keep their pets healthy.

The Humane Society of Bay County held an open shot clinic, providing a wide array of services for a low cost.

With no appointment needed, rabies shots, micro-chips, nail trims, and other animal health essentials were readily available.

The event also provided the opportunity for locals to learn more about proper ownership and how it may affect other’s pets.

“Shots can be pretty expensive and if you have multiple pets it can become really expensive. So giving a low cost shot clinic is really a benefit to the community,” said Brenda Leader, Humane Society Thrift Store Manager.

The Humane Society of Bay County is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of sheltering and locating homes for animals through adoptions.

Article via WMBB, view here.

WJHG Coverage 5K

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) – Some guests joined us in studio to tell you how you can help out The Humane Society of Bay County with their Furry Friend 5K.

The event will be on April 7th at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach. All of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their ongoing mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.

Registration is $30 per person and team rates are available. Registration increases $10 the day of. You can walk or run the 5K and make sure to bring your furry friends.

For more information, watch Paris’ interview.

8th Annual Furry Friend 5K

The Humane Society of Bay County is holding it’s annual Furry Friend 5k run/walk fundraiser on Saturday April 7th. The event proves to be a huge success year over year. Each year the event draws more and more owners participating with their animals. This year’s event is once again held at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their ongoing mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County. If you are interested in competing in this year’s 5K, visit active.com to register. Registration is $30 per person and team rates are available. Registration increases $10 the day of. Run or walk, PETS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!

Sponsored by Breeze Animal Hospital, People’s First Insurance & InkTrax

 

Furry Friend 5k Fun Run/Walk
Saturday April 7, 2018 at Frank Brown Park
Run or walk, PETS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!

Registration is $30 per person
Teams of 5, $120
Teams of 6 to 10, $200

Early registration ends April 6, 2018

Prices increase by $10 for day of registration
This is a fun run/walk, it will not be timed

Run/Walk starts at 8:00AM
Registration is from 7:00AM – 7:45AM

Giving Slows, but Need is Ever-present

PANAMA CITY — Even though Santa unloaded his sleigh and headed back to the North Pole, the Humane Society of Bay County Thrift and Gift store still has a wish list.

The list includes such items as soap, laundry detergent, Purina Puppy Chow and others. The organization recently started the Wish List, so people can go online, view it and perhaps fill a need.

“We’re always in need of supplies,” said Brenda Leader, Humane Society of Bay County Thrift and Gift store manager. “Just because the season is over, doesn’t mean the need has disappeared. Our shelter is open year-round.”

The organization is among the many groups across the county still in need of the community’s generosity, even after the holidays end.

The store is fresh off its holiday pet photo shoot, held in November and December, yet it still needs help. The fundraisers brought in about half of the store’s goal of $3,000. Proceeds were given to the Humane Society.

By TYRA JACKSON, News Herald, view full article here.

Calendar Friends Pet Photo Contest 2017 Extended Until Oct 1

// PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR PET PHOTO CONTEST UNTIL OCT. 1ST (AT 7PM CT) IN ORDER TO MEET OUR DONATION GOAL.

Calendar Friends Pet Photo Contest is our largest fundraiser and we unfortunately incur quite a few expenses to put it on. That being said, in order to receive the most amount of donations (after expenses) we are extending the contest until Oct 1st. Please share this notice with friends and family so that we can bring in the donations we need to care for our animals at the Humane Society shelter. //

Calendar Friends Pet Photo Contest 2017 has launched

It’s that time of year again. Summer is here and The Humane Society of Bay County is pleased to announce the Calendar Friends Pet Photo Contest 2017. This Summer Photo Fundraiser is a meaningful way to celebrate your pet while supporting the animals at our shelter!

Enter your favorite photo of your pet (by visiting http://www.calendarfriends.org/) to win one of the 12 lucky spots in our 2017 Humane Society Calendar. The winner will take home $250 and grace the cover of our 2017 calendar! Second and third place will receive a doggie basket full of fun prizes for you and your pet.

We encourage you to share your entry by gathering friends, family, and co-workers to vote to help raise money for the animals of The Humane Society of Bay County! Continue reading “Calendar Friends Pet Photo Contest 2017 has launched”