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Donate through all through December to help your furry friends at the shelter and get some FREE CMHS swag!

Your donation of $20 earns you a 2015 CMHS calendar! Donors who give $50 will receive two Whiskers & Wine wine glasses etched with the CMHS logo! Stop by the shelter with your CoMoGives emailed receipt for your gifts!

Come out to CMHS December 13-14 To “Share the Love”

University Subaru and CMHS are teaming up for the end of the year “Share the Love” event. We’ve worked together to organize a huge two-day adoption event where we’ve dropped adoption fees down to $2.00. Yes, you read that right. Only two bucks to bring home a new family member on these two days only! And that’s every single animal in our shelter!

We’re also featuring a meet-and-greet with local author Barbara Novero, writer of Be Your Pet’s Best Friend and A New Spring for April, where you can get books signed or purchase them to make great stocking stuffers for the animal lovers on your holiday gift lists.

And for those of you who have questions about your pet’s behavior or training, we’re having a certified trainer on site to answer any questions you might have and give you all the advice you need, whether you’re bringing a new family member home or just have some concerns.

Don’t forget to bring your kids too! We’ll have tons of activities for them from face painting to learning about some of the animals in our shelter.

Bring in any of the donation items mentioned on our wish list and you’ll be entered into a raffle for some great prizes. But we can’t tell you what those prizes are just yet. All your donations will get stuffed into a Subaru with the goal of being able to fill it up to the brim so our shelter can be set for the holidays!

Please, if you’re thinking about attending to bring one of our furry family members home to your family, fill out an adoption application ahead of time right here on our website so we can get you processed and ready to adopt by the 13th!

We’re really excited about this event, so please come out and have fun!


We would like to take some time, in the spirit of the holiday, to make sure we talk about everything we’re thankful here at CMHS. First and foremost, our donors. As we said last post, we wouldn’t be able to keep our doors open and save all the animals we do without your continued support. We want to express our appreciation for our incredible staff and volunteer team, people putting animals before themselves who are unwavering in their dedication to our mission. And finally, we want to thank you! You who follow this blog, follow our Facebook and follow our shelter. Your interest in our organization and our animals, especially those of you who spread the word and adopt our animals. We wouldn’t be anywhere without you. So, thank you again so much to everyone who helps in our mission of putting pets with people.

If you have some furry family members at home, be thankful for them. I think we can all agree that our pets are family members that we love so much. Remember to be thankful for the unconditional love that they give you.

Finally, for everyone who likes to bring their pets in on the holiday fun, here are a couple of tips to make sure Thanksgiving is a great time for both you and your animals.

  • If you decide to give your pet some turkey, make sure it’s boneless and fully cooked. Just because most animals have stronger stomachs than we do doesn’t mean salmonella isn’t a risk.
  • Give your pet a feast of his or her own. Give them some extra treats or even drizzle some gravy over their kibble. It’ll keep them occupied and make them just as excited about Thanksgiving as your human family members.
  • Don’t EVER feed your pets raw bread dough. It can expand in their stomachs and cause vomiting, bloating, or stomach upset. Cooked bread only for animals.

For more advice about celebrating Thanksgiving with your furry friends, check out this ASPCA article.

Once again, our CMHS family, of staff, volunteers and animals, want to wish you a wonderful, happy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday!