Shelter Cat Stories: Toby and Tovah

In 2014, two cats came to the shelter together. Their names were Toby and Tovah. This pair of large, somewhat chubby cats could not be separated - Tovah would shake with fear if we separated her from Toby, and Toby would yowl until we put them back together. We adopted them out together, and all was well... for a while. Then Toby found his way back to us. Someone called us - he'd found a cat, it was clearly a stray: declawed, thin, and incredibly…

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Questions From You: What’s the difference between “shelter staff” and “shelter volunteers?”

This article is part of our series, "Questions From You," where you send us questions about the shelter, and we post the answers! Have a question? Send it to us at spcahc.development@gmail.com. “When you say you “work at the SPCA,” do you mean you’re a volunteer? Paid staff? What are the differences between what a volunteer does and what a staff member does?” It takes a whole community to keep the SPCA of Hancock County running. We have both paid staff and volunteers, and both…

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A Day in the Life of a Shelter Worker – River

It’s 6:55 AM. I’m unlocking the staff door at the SPCA. I can hear the dogs in Canine Intake barking already - “Let us out! Feed us! We can hear you out there, human!” I imagine them saying to me. I’ve already been up since 5 this morning. I fed my cat and my dogs, and took the dogs for a quick walk. I’ve gone to the barn where my horses live, fed them breakfast, filled their water, cleaned their stalls, and put fly spray…

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