First Yappy Hour at Pub 44

Please come and join us for a day of fun and fur!
SEVHS will have their first Yappy Hour at Pub 44, on September 27th, from 11am until 3pm. Please bring your pets (leashes required) and join us for a day of adoptions, activities and affection for our animals!


Pet Therapy Brings Comfort to Many

A Great Volunteer Opportunity

Pets Bring Comfort to All

Pets Bring Comfort to All

SEVHS has a wonderful Pet Therapy Program and we could use your help! Did you know that people who own pets have less health problems, less stress, and see their doctor less than people without pets? Pets have a soothing way to comfort people who are ill, depressed, lonely, etc and SEVHS has a program where our animals visit various nursing homes, Assisted Living facilities, etc, as a great form of pet therapy. Its one of the programs we are most proud of, and you can be a part of this program, too.

WHAT IS PET THERAPY? READ ABOUT IT HERE

SEVHS is looking for volunteers who would like to help transport and be with the pets while they visit local nursing homes. Eventually, the program will extend to other communities, so having volunteers to help make this program a success is essential! The program has flexible hours and you will be able to take a training class so you feel comfortable with the animals and how the program works!

If you would like more information on this program, and other programs the shelter offers, give us a call at 386.428. 9860 or 386.410.4799 and ask to speak to Joan Costello, our Volunteer Coordinator. Come and be a part of something really wonderful and see how animals truly can put a smile and give comfort to those in need.

Together, this community can make paw prints that will last a lifetime!

FIND OUT MORE: What is Pet Therapy?


Seven So Sweet Pups

Cute. Cuter. Cutest. And almost ready for adoption!
These cute little puppies are 6 weeks old and will be ready in 2 weeks. We have three yellow, three black and one brown. They look ALL lab, but their mom, seen in one of the photos, is anything but lab. They are absolutely adorable!

Brown Puppie

Brown Puppy

Yellow Puppie

Yellow Puppy

Black Puppy

Black Puppy

You can visit these and all our animals by coming to the shelter during business hours!


Our Mascot “LUV” meets NASCAR Driver Zack Jarrell

SEVHS’s mascot,”LUV” met with NASCAR Driver Zack Jarrell for a quick photo shoot just before the race began on Saturday night, June 27th, at the New Smyrna Speedway.

LUV Meets Zak

LUV Meets Zak

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Senior Pets: 12 Steps to Healthy Aging

I love looking at photos of little kids with a new dog or cat and then seeing a photo of the same pair perhaps 10 or more years later. By then, the child has become a young adult, of course; the pet, on the other hand, has moved into the category of the elderly, as pets go.

Our pets are clearly living longer – e.g., since 1930, the average life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled — but they fall into the “geriatric” category all too quickly. Cats and small dogs are generally considered old by the age of 7, larger dogs by the age of 6. From then on, they face the possibility of a number of debilitating and even potentially fatal diseases.

None of us like to think of our pets as “old,” but it behooves us to be aware of changes in behavior or appearance that can signal trouble. Caught early on, many things are very treatable. Being alert and proactive can mean the difference between healthy aging and debilitating conditions.
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Adopt-a-thon at Critters Corner!

SEVHS was at Critters Corner, in NSB on Saturday, April 18th for an adopt-a-thon.

A great day at Critters Corner!

A great day at Critters Corner!

Our hard working volunteers were there with dogs and cats hoping to find homes for them. It was a great event and one kitten found a new home. Special thanks to board members Janet, Doreen, and Melissa and our hard and loyal volunteers, Lori, Denise, Marlene, Misty, Carmel, and Lynn for being there for our animals.

So much love!

So much love!

Critters Corner is a wonderful business that has been responsible for adopting out more cats and kittens than we can count, for SEVHS. Thank you, Critters Corner, for being such a great advocate for SEVHS. We love you! Be sure and stop by Critters Corner, on 44 behind 7-11 and thank them for the wonderful community service they do for our animals. It was a great day!

Paws for a Cause Thrift Store Donation

Donation from Paws for a Cause

Donation from Paws for a Cause

Tonya, owner of Paws for a Cause Thrift Store, in Edgewater, visited the Board of Directors this week and presented them with a check with over $600.00. The Thrift Store opened on Feb. 21st and has been doing very well. The owners of Paws Fur a Cause pledged to dedicate part of their earnings to SEVHS each month and we are thrilled for the hard work they have put in to the thrift store in order to help our shelter. Hats off to Tonya and her staff, at Paws Fur a Cause Thrift Store. Stop by and see them and thank them for the wonderful community service they provide for your humane society. SEVHS loves Paws Fur a Cause


Take the Pledge: If a Pet Store Sells Puppies, I Won’t Buy Anything There
Take the Pledge: If a Pet Store Sells Puppies, I Won’t Buy Anything There

Through their “No Pet Store Puppies” campaign, the ASPCA has urged consumers to boycott all products from stores that sell puppies.“The risk is simply too high that you’re supporting a puppy mill,” said Cori Menkin, senior director of the ASPCA campaign.
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