Appalachian Highlands Humane Society

Appalachian Highlands Humane Society All Animals are in Foster homes, they can be seen by appointment.

🚨 Mom & pups alert! 🚨 We are taking in ANOTHER mom and pups and need your help! Sweet Harper and her babies are coming t...
05/09/2024

🚨 Mom & pups alert! 🚨

We are taking in ANOTHER mom and pups and need your help! Sweet Harper and her babies are coming to us from Kentucky tomorrow. The shelter they were in was overcrowded and understaffed. 💔

With us, they’ll get quality care and attention that they would’ve lacked elsewhere. We desperately need a foster home so that the pups and Harper have a quiet space to grow.

Harper is roughly 2 years old and 40lbs. The pups were born 4/22.

If interested in being a temporary place of refuge, reach out to Halee at [email protected] or apply online at ahhumanesociety.org.

We cannot wait to participate! 🐾
05/08/2024

We cannot wait to participate! 🐾

🎶 Ain’t nothing but a hound dog 🎶 x2 🤣These handsome hounds are Montgomery (blue tick) and Anderson (white, tan, and bla...
05/08/2024

🎶 Ain’t nothing but a hound dog 🎶 x2 🤣

These handsome hounds are Montgomery (blue tick) and Anderson (white, tan, and black).

Monty, we believe, is still fairly young. Likely a year or just under. Andy is likely closer to 3-4 years old. They wound up with us under unexpected circumstances! An individual brought them to the AHHS stating they’d been dumped on their property.

These two are now our newest residents and BOY, are they lovers! We always say there’s a reason why animals cross our path, and we’re so glad these two did.

They are not bonded, despite what one would think! They actually enjoy the one-on-one time and thrive being apart. As you can see, they soaked up their mini photoshoot with Abbey this morning! ❤️

We are searching for fosters (or adopters) for these boys. We’d love to get each of them into a home environment so that we can get them accustomed to what their “furever” will be like! We’re unsure of their past, but we have promised them that we’ll provide the best future.

If interested in Montgomery or Anderson, please contact [email protected] to foster OR adopt! 🥰

Please share! We know our hound lovers are out there looking for a new furry family member. 🙏 💕

Houston says hi! 👋 We’ve been sharing with him all the thoughts, prayers, and good wishes you all have been sending his ...
05/07/2024

Houston says hi! 👋

We’ve been sharing with him all the thoughts, prayers, and good wishes you all have been sending his way! As you can see, he is gaining some weight and is already looking better!

We already have a wonderful foster home approved for him once he’s discharged, so we cannot wait to share his journey to adoption with you all!

More updates to come! 🐾

Sloth says, “I think I’ll just perch right here, thanks.” 🤣He’s cute as is, but even more adorable in his cone of shame....
05/07/2024

Sloth says, “I think I’ll just perch right here, thanks.” 🤣

He’s cute as is, but even more adorable in his cone of shame. No worries, he just has a mild spot on his cheek that he doesn’t want to leave alone. Nothing is wrong with our perfect boy! 🥰

Sloth is still on the prowl for his forever home. He is an active boy that loves mental and physical stimulation (toys, cat trees, scratching posts, etc)..he also needs love and patience. Most importantly, Sloth needs to be given time to adjust to his new home.

If interested, please email [email protected] or submit an application at ahhumanesociety.org! 🐱

Here’s Siri, sister of Paris! Siri is also a Boston terrier/chi mix and is estimated to be 3 months old. ❤️This is what ...
05/06/2024

Here’s Siri, sister of Paris! Siri is also a Boston terrier/chi mix and is estimated to be 3 months old. ❤️

This is what her foster mom has to say about her:

Meet Siri, the ultimate cuddle bug by night and a playful adventurer by day! This adorable pup is a social butterfly with those she knows, effortlessly bonding with her sister and other dogs in her foster home. Siri enjoys daily walks filled with excitement and discovery. Siri's playful spirit shines bright during interactive play sessions, bringing joy to every moment. However, she can be a bit shy around strangers and unfamiliar sounds, preferring the comfort of familiar faces and serene environments. Despite her initial timidness, Siri's gentle nature and loving heart make her the perfect addition to any loving home. Adopt Siri today and experience the warmth of her cuddles and the magic of her playful personality!

If interested, apply online at ahhumanesociety.org or email Halee at [email protected] for more info! 💕

Introducing Paris! 🎀 This pretty pup is estimated to be 3 months old and we think she’s a Boston terrier/chihuahua mix! ...
05/06/2024

Introducing Paris! 🎀 This pretty pup is estimated to be 3 months old and we think she’s a Boston terrier/chihuahua mix!

This is what her foster mom has to say about her:

Meet our little bundle of joy, Paris! This vivacious pup is bursting with life and radiates positivity wherever she goes. With a heart as big as her playful spirit, Paris adores the company of other dogs and thrives on exciting adventures. Whether it's exploring the great outdoors on a refreshing walk or snuggling up for some quality cuddle time, Paris is always up for fun and affection. She's her own person, full of personality and charm, yet she's also a devoted companion who will fill your days with love, laughter, and endless joy. Adopt Paris today and embark on a journey of boundless happiness together!

Apply online at ahhumanesociety.org or email Halee at [email protected] with questions! 🥰

Here’s more pictures of the kitties attending RescueMe today! Thank you Washington County, TN Animal Shelter for having ...
05/05/2024

Here’s more pictures of the kitties attending RescueMe today! Thank you Washington County, TN Animal Shelter for having us!

Let’s find these wonderful cats the homes they deserve!!! 💕

Birdie 🐱 is just one of the sweet kitties we’ll have for adoption at RescueMe in the mall at Johnson City TODAY from 12:...
05/05/2024

Birdie 🐱 is just one of the sweet kitties we’ll have for adoption at RescueMe in the mall at Johnson City TODAY from 12:30-5! 💕

Also in attendance will be Zeppelin, Sloth, Buddy, Pumpkin, Ollie, MK, Rosita, Good Sam, and MacGuyver!

You can learn more about each of these kitties in advance at ahhumanesociety.org under the “Adoptable Cats” tab!

We highly recommend coming out and meeting these cats for yourself as pictures don’t do them justice! We just know you’ll fall in love! 💕 🐱

Please share! 🙏

We STILL have SIX of these beautiful puppies in need of temporary foster homes! ❤️ There’s 4 females and 2 males. They’r...
05/03/2024

We STILL have SIX of these beautiful puppies in need of temporary foster homes! ❤️ There’s 4 females and 2 males. They’re around 7 weeks old.

We will supply everything you need for their care! We’ll likely need a 2-3 week commitment!

If interested, please email [email protected] for more info!

As promised, here’s an update on our sweet Houston! First of all, WOW! We are BLOWN away at the amount of donations rece...
05/03/2024

As promised, here’s an update on our sweet Houston!

First of all, WOW! We are BLOWN away at the amount of donations received for this special boy. As of today, we’re at $2,160!!!! This is amazing considering that we set our goal at $1,000. Thank you to each and every single person that shared and donated.

Okay, so, on to the update— biopsy results are not back yet, though Houston has hookworms and has been placed on a round of dewormer and some preventatives. This alone should help his weight gain! We’ll receive results on diagnostic testing and the biopsy next week. Fingers crossed for good results!

Keep Houston in your thoughts this weekend. 💕

🐈 🐈‍⬛ Cat Fosters Needed! 🐈 🐈‍⬛ The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society is in desperate need of fosters for cats in our...
05/03/2024

🐈 🐈‍⬛ Cat Fosters Needed! 🐈 🐈‍⬛

The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society is in desperate need of fosters for cats in our program. The majority needing assistance are adolescent kittens and adult cats.

Cat fostering is incredibly simple. We supply all you’ll need to care for our cat(s) while they await a forever home! All we ask is that you have love and patience. Whether you’re brand new to fostering, or a seasoned foster that hasn’t worked with us in a while, we’d love to have you on board!

Our foster application can be found on our website at ahhumanesociety.org or you may also email me at [email protected] with any questions!

Please share! 🙏 🐱 ❤️

Surprise—we took in more puppies! These babies needed our help and we just couldn’t turn them away. 🥹 Now, we need foste...
05/02/2024

Surprise—we took in more puppies! These babies needed our help and we just couldn’t turn them away. 🥹 Now, we need fosters! We are looking for 3 fosters for 3 pairs of pups. As always, we will supply everything needed for their care.

Please share! Email [email protected] if you are able to assist. 🙏

05/02/2024

Our Humane Society office will be closed today. Please call (423) 926-8533 for assistance! You may also email [email protected] with non-urgent questions. 🐾

Thank you! See all our animal-loving friends tomorrow! 👋

Houston, we have a problem. This very, very skinny dog is Houston. Houston found his way into the AHHS after entering Wi...
05/01/2024

Houston, we have a problem. This very, very skinny dog is Houston. Houston found his way into the AHHS after entering Wise County Humane Society as a stray. It is believed that he was likely wandering the streets for months. Wise County unfortunately lacked the resources to care for Houston in the shape he is in, so they reached out to us for assistance. Of course, we agreed. We take any opportunity we get to assist our friends from other animal organizations because, regardless of name or location, our main mission is the same: rescue, treat, rehabilitate, and adopt out as many needy animals as possible.

Obviously, Houston has been through hell and back. He is eating, but not like we would expect a starved, neglected dog to eat. He has remained hospitalized at Indian Ridge Animal Hospital under the supervision of our fabulous vet, Dr. Alexander. The lesions on his skin are beginning to ooze. Dr. Alexander thinks the sores are likely caused by sun exposure, though she'd like to do a biopsy to confirm. He also isn't putting on weight as we had hoped. She feels that diagnostics are necessary to help us rule out any underlying conditions. If additional issues are uncovered, a referral to an internist will be our next step in making Houston better again.

Though we want to do everything in our power to help Houston, treatment costs money. We are a small, non-profit, foster-based animal rescue. We rely on the assistance of our community to help needy animals. This is why we beg for your assistance. Whether it be a monetary donation or simply sharing our campaign, it makes a huge difference. Every dollar and "share" counts! We are hoping to raise $1,000 to assist with Houston's medical bills.

Houston is the most loving, deserving boy. He looks at you with eyes of pure adoration, as if he is thanking us for saving him. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He's a true lover of all. He is a dog that is genuinely thankful to be alive. Help us help Houston so that we can make him well again and find him a forever home. We want to ensure that he never experiences stray life again.

https://ahhumanesociety.networkforgood.com/projects/225559-houston-we-have-a-problem

Thank you,

The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society ❤️

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05/01/2024

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05/01/2024

I wrote the following poem while reflecting on a canine intake from today. This particular dog lived life on a chain while being bred over and over again. Animal rescue is emotionally draining at times, though it helps to get our thoughts and feelings out on paper. This is to serve as my reminder to please be patient with rescued animals. They’ve been through so much.

“From A Chained Dog’s Perspective”

Please, don't expect too much from me..

I might not want to come inside when called.
Before, I was on a chain that weighed half of my body weight.

I might whine and bark.
Before, no one acknowledged my cries.

I might not want to curl up on the couch with you.
Before, I was accustomed to the cold, hard ground.

I might eat too fast.
Before, I never knew when I'd get my next meal.

I might not want to play with squeaky toys.
Before, the only toys I had were sticks and rocks.

I might not want to walk on a leash.
Before, the chain meant there was no escape.

I might not want to be petted.
Before, I was ignored for days on end.

I might not want to go out when it's raining.
Before, I was exposed to all elements.

I might not want to befriend your other dog.
Before, I had to battle for attention.

I might take a while to become your best friend.
Before, I was a nuisance.

Please, don't expect too much from me. Being someone's priority is all so new to me. I've never been someone's first thought when they wake up and last thought when they go to sleep. I've never shared the same roof with a human as I was never considered deserving of such a luxury. With time, you will mend the pieces my last human broke. Until then, don't expect too much from me. I have to learn how to be a dog again.

- Halee, AHHS

Adopt Ollie! He’ll steal your heart (and your chips 😉). Learn more about him on our website at ahhumanesociety.org.
04/30/2024

Adopt Ollie! He’ll steal your heart (and your chips 😉).

Learn more about him on our website at ahhumanesociety.org.

Ollie: voted Most Likely To Steal Your Doritos

Foster needed for this precious boy! He spent most of his time outdoors and could use someone willing to take him under ...
04/30/2024

Foster needed for this precious boy! He spent most of his time outdoors and could use someone willing to take him under their wing and show him the ropes and just how to be a puppy.

If willing to foster, he’d thank you a million times over in puppy kisses! Estimated 7 months old. Will supply everything needed to care for him.

Email [email protected] if interested. He would also be available for a foster-to-adopt if someone is looking to make him a permanent member of their family! ❤️

04/30/2024

Couldn’t rain on our parade! We had the best time at WoofStock.

Hello Speuterfest Participants and Attendees, It has been brought to our attention that there are some large events sche...
04/29/2024

Hello Speuterfest Participants and Attendees,

It has been brought to our attention that there are some large events scheduled for the surrounding area on May 18th in addition to our Speuterfest. Because of this, we have decided to postpone our Speuterfest event. We want this to be a fun, successful event for all. We feel as though it will be of benefit to all if we reschedule.

For those that have already paid for vendor spaces, we will be issuing refunds. We promise to update everyone with our new date ASAP. We will ensure that Speuterfest, when we do host, is bigger and better than ever! Please share this information.

We appreciate your understanding,

The Appalachian Highlands Humane Society

Breaking News! The AHHS needs newspaper! 📰 We’re running very low on our newspaper donations and this is an absolute nec...
04/29/2024

Breaking News! The AHHS needs newspaper! 📰

We’re running very low on our newspaper donations and this is an absolute necessity when it comes to caring for dogs and cats in our from. If you’ve got some papers you’d like to donate, please bring them to our building at 2101 W Walnut St in JC!

The animals (and us) thank you! 🙏 ❤️

🤭 🤭 🤭 Happy Monday!
04/29/2024

🤭 🤭 🤭 Happy Monday!

What’s cuter than a teeny tiny puppy tooth? Our puppy’s foster documenting her pup’s first lost tooth. 🥹 🫶 🦷 ❤️
04/28/2024

What’s cuter than a teeny tiny puppy tooth? Our puppy’s foster documenting her pup’s first lost tooth. 🥹 🫶 🦷 ❤️

Come see us at WoofStock! We’re having an absolute blast, despite the rain! Here are just a few of our special visitors....
04/26/2024

Come see us at WoofStock! We’re having an absolute blast, despite the rain! Here are just a few of our special visitors. Register to win an awesome gift basket! 🐾

Today is the day—-WoofStock! ☮️ 🐶 💜 🌼 🎶 🐾 And this event will take place RAIN OR SHINE! Bring your pups and get in on th...
04/26/2024

Today is the day—-WoofStock!
☮️ 🐶 💜 🌼 🎶 🐾

And this event will take place RAIN OR SHINE! Bring your pups and get in on the fun!!!

👏 It’s FRIDAY!!!!! 👏 Share with us your sweetest pics of your furry friends. We’ll go first. Pictured are 3 of 5 pups re...
04/26/2024

👏 It’s FRIDAY!!!!! 👏

Share with us your sweetest pics of your furry friends. We’ll go first. Pictured are 3 of 5 pups rescued this week from Hawkins Co. 💕

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! You don’t want to miss this fun event! 🐶 🐾
04/25/2024

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! You don’t want to miss this fun event! 🐶 🐾

WOOFSTOCK IS ALMOST HERE! 🌼 🐶 ✌️ 🎶 💕

Share with all your friends! We are so excited for this event and know it will be a huge success. Bring your dog for some fun! 🐾

Address

2101 W Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN
37604

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

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(423) 926-8533

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