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Putnam County veterinarians have noticed a growing number of Lyme positive dogs within the county and it is time for everyone to become educated on this disease and learn how to prevent it from possibly happening to your family pet(s).
Lyme disease is carried and transmitted primarily by the tiny black- legged tick known as the deer tick. These types of ticks are found in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes and oceans. Animals may be bitten by deer ticks during outdoor activities such as hiking or camping, or even while spending time in their backyards.

• Use reliable tick-preventive products. Speak with your veterinarian about what tick preventive product is right for your pet.
• Work with your veterinarian to decide whether to vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease. Your veterinarian’s advice may depend on where you live, your pet’s lifestyle and overall health, and other factors.
• When possible, avoid areas where ticks might be found. These include tall grasses, marshes and wooded areas.
• Check for ticks on both yourself and your animals once indoors.
• Clear shrubbery next to homes.
• Keep lawns well maintained.

If your animal is Lyme negative, consider getting the Lyme disease vaccines that are available for dogs; they aren’t necessarily recommended for every dog, but it is important for you to discuss your options with a veterinarian.
If your veterinarian does recommend that your dog be vaccinated against Lyme disease, the typical protocol will involve an initial vaccination followed by a booster 2-4 weeks later and annual boosters

Pets infected with Lyme disease may not show any signs for 2-5 months.
After that time, typical symptoms include:
• Fever
• Loss of appetite
• Lameness
• Joint swelling
• Decreased activity

Pets diagnosed with Lyme disease can still live long and healthy lives as long as they are treated.


5 Sponsored Female Felines (No Adoption Fee)

5 Sponsored Female Felines (No Adoption Fee)


We’ve had some certain kitty cats at our shelter that have been here a little too long, and are in need of a good and loving home! After a tour of our shelter, someone from our community has decided to sponsor these wonderful feline fur-babies! We still request for applications in order to find these special feline friends of ours the perfect home, but their adoption fee have been waived!

Please read the descriptions of each of the wonderful kitties on their page and see if they are right for you, a friend, or a family member. You or they may need these feline friends just as much as they need you or them!

The online application is available for you to fill out here:

Let’s hope and cross our finger that these sweet girls find the right home!

SPONSORED FELINES: Audrey, Babe, Crystal, Maggie and Stella

Changes to Open Hours at the Shelter


Due to the weather beginning to turn to the cold winter months, Putnam County Animal Care & Control has elected to go to our ‘Winter Hours’ beginning this weekend, Sunday November 13th.
Our open hours will now be
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 4 pm.
Once again we will no longer be open for public adoption hours on Sunday and we will inform everyone once we are back to the spring and summer months and weather.

Thank you and stay warm!
-Shelter Staff


Low Cost Microchipping Clinic




Media Contact: Don Williams


Greencastle, IN – The Humane Society of Putnam County is sponsoring a low cost microchip clinic for dogs owned by Putnam County residents. The clinic will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 9am – noon in the parking lot in front of our Rescued Treasures Store at 1021 Indianapolis Road (next to Goodwill). The cost is $10.00 per dog, payable by cash or check. There is no limit on the number of dogs per family that may be microchipped but the

HSPC asks that residents only bring as many dogs as they can handle.
Dog owners should bring proof of their dog’s rabies vaccination. Proof can be a current rabies tag or if the dog has a three year vaccination, a veterinarian’s form indicating that the dog is current on its rabies shots will be necessary. All dogs should be on a non-retractable leash.

Community and Feral Cat TNR

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The Humane Society of Putnam County is introducing a new TNR program for feral and community cats.  If your application for help is accepted the cats, not home pets will be altered (spayed or neutered), ear tipped to indicate they are altered, receive their rabies vaccine, dewormed and given flea medication.    Our funds for this program are NOT unlimited and your assistance, if accepted will be asked. The applications will be treated on a first come basis.  To fill out an Application come to our Rescued Treasures store, 1021 Indianapolis Road, (next to Goodwill) on Friday, see Don Williams.

(T.rap N.euter R.elease)

EVENT: Humane Society of Putnam County Annual Celebration

A night of celebration and reflection.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10th
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds

SPAGHETTI DINNER: $10 per adult, children 7 and under are free
Food will be served 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Dinner ticket must be purchased and presented in order to attend the event.

You do not need to attend the event or be present to win.

SILENT AUCTION- 5:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Silent auction and Disney raffle winners will be announced between 8:00pm and 9:00pm

DJ- Starts at 5:00pm

CASH BAR- Opens at 5:00pm


TICKETS: (Currently available for purchase)
Dinner tickets and Disney raffle tickets can be bought before the event or at the door.
Tickets will be available for purchase at Rescued Treasures during open business hours
(Tues- Sat, 10am- 5pm).
Evening hour ticket sales will be in front of Rescued Treasures from 5:30pm-7:30pm on September 6th and 8th.

What is Microchipping?


October is a great month for pet awareness!

Happy October HSPC Supporters! Today kicks off a series of wonderful pet awareness initiatives and we have something to say about all of them!

October is: ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Visit a local rescue, or humane society, to bring home your newest best friend!

October is: National Animal Safety and Protection Month
What does this mean to you? What steps are you taking to ensure your fur-kids protection and safety? Microchipping? Fenced in yard? Socialization? How do you define your pets safety?

October is: National Pitbull Awareness Month
Help this breed overcome its stigma through positive imagery and stories all month long! The best way to promote Pitties for the beautiful creatures they are? Volunteer your time to help socialize and exercise those who are still waiting for fur-ever homes!

October 1-7 is: National Walk Your Dog Week
Owning a dog has health benefits! Check out this article from Animal Planet on the benefits of owning a dog and then get out and play! Take a walk everyday in prep for Oct. 8 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and keep your pup happy and healthy!

FEMA National Preparedness Month is September

September is National Preparedness Month. This is not only a month to acknowledge how to prepare yourself and your human family members in case of disaster, but also how to prepare to care for and transport your animal family members in disaster situations.

Reference the FEMA National Preparedness pamphlet on pet preparation and safety here: FEMA National Preparedness.

For additional information please visit .


The HSPC provides low cost microchipping services for Putnam County residents. The outpatient procedure costs $10 per pet at the low cost microchipping clinics offered by the HSPC. Be sure to contact Rescued Treasures or check our Facebook page to learn more about these clinic.

Microchipping is a popular technology used to identify unclaimed pets. The microchip, a tiny “pet ID” transponder the size of a grain of rice, is injected beneath the surface of the animal’s skin. When scanned by a microchip scanner, the chip emits a low radio frequency, transmitting the animal’s ID code to identify the owner’s contact information.

Implanting a microchip is a simple procedure that does not require anesthesia. To learn more about microchipping, please visit the Humane Society of the United States website here.