The Do Dah Day Pet Parade will begin at 11:01 a.m. Live musical entertainment will follow, starting around 11:30 a.m. in Caldwell and Rhodes Parks off of Highland Avenue near 28th and 26th Streets South. Click here for more details.
Admission is free for all.
Funds raised from parade registration fees, merchandise and beverage sales, and other events leading up to the festival are used to support local animal shelters. Last year, Do Dah Day raised nearly $50,000 for the beneficiaries: Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation.
Help us save more lives and win the $100K Challenge!
Join the Greater Birmingham Humane Society for the ASPCA® Rachael Ray™ $100K Challenge Kick-off Weekend on Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the shelter. Bring the family for a fun day with food trucks, face painting and more!
The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a ground-breaking, national competition, created to help inspire shelters to increase the number of adoptions from the previous year and get more homeless cats and dogs out of shelters and into the loving homes they deserve. The GBHS is one of 50 shelters across the country to be competing, and the one that saves the most animals in June, July and August will win the grand prize, a $100,000 grant.
As you can see by this picture, our staff is ready to work together with you, the community, to continue our life-saving mission and win this competition!
Birdies for Charity
Regions Tradition presents Birdies for Charity 2013, June 5-9. The GBHS is excited to once again be participating in this wonderful program.
The Way It Works The GBHS will obtain pledges for each birdie made by Champions Tour Players during the Thursday-Sunday tournament. Anyone wanting to pledge can click here and pledge as little as 2 cents per birdie or as much as they want—the sky’s the limit. Join us in raising money to help the GBHS save lives during this fun summer event!
Become a GBHS Foster Parent
We all want to save more lives each year. And the number of animals we
can save depends on the number of people who open their hearts and homes
to foster them. Young kittens and puppies need foster care until they
are old enough to be spayed and neutered, and are then ready to be
adopted. Adult pets who are injured, undergoing heartworm treatment, or
have recently given birth need foster care until they are well enough to
find their forever homes. You can give these special pets a second
chance at life by fostering.
Being a foster guardian is a rewarding experience unlike any other. If you'd like to help, please contact our Foster Care Coordinator today!
Looking for something fun AND educational for your child this summer?
Critter Camp is back for 2013! This year we have expanded Critter Camp and are offering two 5-day sessions. Session I will be July 8-12 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for kids ages 5-7. Session I only has 6 seats left. Register today!
Session II will be July 15-19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for kids ages 8-10. Session II is now full and registration is closed.
New Rescue Partners Program
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society recognizes that responsible rescue organizations are valuable partners when adoption from our facilities is not in the best interest of an animal. We intend to partner with organizations that exhibit best practices, which includes humane treatment of animals in their care, while also making valid attempts to responsibly adopt pets in their program. In our efforts to provide the most suitable homes for our pets, we ask that all rescue organizations complete a profile and return it to the GBHS.
Pets Adopted May 2013: 147
(as of 5/15/2013)
Catherine McCown Employee of the Month – May
The Employee of the Month recognizes a staff member whose contributions exemplify excellence and a strong commitment to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society's mission, "to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy and services."
Catherine McCown joined the GBHS team in October 2012 as a Clinic Technician. She provides excellent animal care and works hard to get the job done! Catherine goes above and beyond her regular job duties to execute the GBHS mission. She enjoys working with homeless animals and is very fond of the larger dogs that come into our shelter. Catherine has seven animals that she cares for at home: (dogs) Jack, Sheba, Wabbles, OG and Thor; (cats) Tonks and Woofie.
Congratulations, Catherine, on a job well done!
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society's mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy, and services.