The other night I went to a friend’s house for a birthday party, and she has pets. Her cat didn’t want to be in the middle of things, yet she didn’t mind getting a scratch as you passed by, and her dog was ready for all of the action. She didn’t need me to “get to know her” first. She came right up to me and greeted me as though I were an old friend. Obviously her loyalty is with those she lives with, but it was nice to have a canine friend sitting next to me on the couch as the festivities were happening. Pets are good for that. They’ll greet you, love you, and don’t judge you. They really are like family. Some pets don’t have that family, and that’s where you can help.

The Humane Society shelters pets, gets them the care they need, gives them the love they’re craving, and does their best to place them in permanent homes. Whether you’re looking for an lazy dog who prefers a quiet walk to play, or a cat who chases toys, chances are the Humane Society will have your perfect match.

Also, during the months of July and August, the Humane Society is working with a grant called “Beat the Heat.” It allows people to bring in their pets to get the spayed or neutered for FREE. Pet overpopulation is a real issue, and with this grant, a few more pets can safely be altered, and their owners don’t need to worry about shelling out money. If you’re interested, call 940-723-7387 and ask for the HSWC grant.

May I present our pets of the week. If you’d like to see them in person or get more information on these pets or any other pets that the Humane Society has, check them out online here or call 940-855-4941. They’re located at 4360 Old Iowa Park Road in Wichita Falls.


Macho is a young, small, male domestic short hair cat. He’s still pretty small, and he loves checking out his environment. When you walk into a room, he’s going to let you know he’s happy to see you. He’s up-to-date on shots, microchipped, and dewormed. Give this guy a chance at a forever home while he’s still young. He’s can’t wait to meet you!

Lady Bug

Lady Bug is a small adult female Chihuahua mix. She’s two years old with a longer coat, and is very happy-go-lucky. She likes giving kisses and being held, and is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. She’s spayed, heartworm tested and on preventative, up-to-date on shots, dewormed, and microchipped. She’s looking for her forever home and waiting for you to stop by to meet her!