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We are working toward a common goal: to reduce the number of animals in our shelter. We need the community’s support in order to REDUCE! [button size="medium" target="_self" hover_type="default" text="Make A Donation Today" link="http://takeushome.org/make-a-donation/"] Prevention is so much more cost effective than treatment, which can be very expensive for...

Last year alone, volunteers contributed more than 24,000 hours of their time to the Tabby House in almost every area of operations!  We've included a list of our amazing volunteers who all deserve to be recognized: [one_third] Aron Tursd Cathy Parsons Chris Zilko David Wilganowski Diana Gill Diane Voge Donette Carroll Emily Rumfelt Gretchen Gretchen Goodrich Helena...

Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes length of stay at Beaufort County Animal Services exceeds 30 days versus other breeds that is typically less than 5 days! While the intake isn't decreasing, it is also not increasing. The good news is that the spay and...

TNR stands for Trap Neuter Return, and it's a method of humanely catching feral cats, spaying/neutering them, and returning them to the cat community. In one year, the BCAS has increased TNR by 123 cats! The benefits of TNR are the reason why we continue...

Construction at the Beaufort County Animal Campus will soon begin! Okatie, SC - Representatives from Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County Animal Services, Hilton Head Humane Association, Glick Boehm Architecture and Nix Construction took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Beaufort County Animal Campus on...

The return-to-owner rate for microchipped animals is much higher than animals that weren't microchipped. For example, about 22 percent of lost dogs that entered the animal shelters were reunited with their families. However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 percent (a 238 percent increase). The...

In five years, we have reduced our euthanasia rates by 45%! In 2011, 62% of our animals had to be put down due to different reasons. This includes aggression as well as an illness that we could not treat. Fast forward to 2016, and our...

Let's look at the details of our increase in spays and neuters. In 2016 alone, Hilton Head Humane and Beaufort County Animal Shelter spayed and neutered over 4,00 animals. That means that since 2011, HHHA and BCAS have increased spays/neuters by 627%! This number includes 897...

We've mentioned that last year we had a live release rate of 79%. This number was better than last year's with a rate of 72%, but significantly better since five years ago. In 2011, our live release rate was as low as 33%. Live release...

One of the bigger accomplishments of this past fiscal year has been our decrease in intake at the shelter. Five years ago, our intake was at a height of 4,983 animals. This past year, our intake came out to 3,276 animals. This was huge for...