Humane Society Field Trip Fridays brings adoptable pets to Waxhaw

Lathan Robinson plays with Esmeralda. Esmeralda is one of a litter of eight. She is almost house broken and is and doing great with obedience training and crate training.

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Esmeralda, a 13 week old Lab Boxer mix, and Diego, a 7 year old German Shepherd, pose with Kiersten Outen, volunteer, and Jessica Robinson, volunteer, outside of Eight Legs Gallery during Field Trip Fridays hosted by the Humane Society of Union County.
Betsy Ross waits patiently to be adopted. Born on 5/14/18 she is litter trained and friendly.
Paisley Robinson plays with the kittens who were available for adoption during Field Trip Friday with the Humane Society of Union County.
D.D. Gamble (kneeling with Diego), from Waxhaw, talks to Abby Moss (2nd from right)of the Humane Society of Union County about possibly adopting Diego.
(LtR) Dani Noto (owner of Uptown Tea Shop located in Eight Legs Gallery) talks to Abby Moss of the Humane Society of Union County about the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.
(LtR) Aiden and Logan Moss work on crafts with Jane Hunt, owner of Eight Legs Gallery, during Field Trip Fridays.

The Humane Society of Union County held one of their Field Trip Fridays, on Friday June 27th, 2018 in front of Eight Legs Gallery.  Field Trip Fridays offers the society the opportunity to show case their adoptable dogs and cats.  They also will educate the public about spaying and neutering and talk with them about fostering, adopting, volunteering and donating.  They will continue Field Trip Fridays through the end of August.  All of their events can be found on their FaceBook page or on their website,

Jane Hunt, owner of Eight Legs Gallery, was happy to host the Humane Society of Union County’s Field Trip Fridays.  She is an avid dog lover who currently has five dogs.  “Dogs need people, people need dogs, and dogs need dogs.  So adopt more dogs!” she said.

The Humane Society of Union County currently has 43 adoptable animals.  They offer a Foster to Adopt program which provides potential adopters a short term foster before officially adopting the animal.  This program allows potential adopters to give the animal a chance to integrate into the family while the HSUC provides all of the animal’s food, vet, medications, and anything else it might need.  Then, if it is a fit, they move on to official adoption.  If it didn’t work for the family, then “No harm, no foul” and the animal is put up for fostering or adoption again.

Barbara Blair, of the Humane Society of Union County, explains the process for adoption.  “You can fill out an adoption application on our website.  Our adoption coordinators contact you, do vet reference checks, and then set up a meet and greet.  If, and when, all goes well we do a contract and that is it. Our adoption fee is the lowest in the county at $195.00 for dogs and $50.00 for cats. Cost include all vetting, testing, microchips and spay neuter.”

The Humane Society of Union County is currently raising funds for a new Spay Neuter clinic.  The new clinic will be located next to their current clinic, the Monroe Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic.  Blair adds, ”Spaying and neutering is the only humane way out of the overpopulation problem.”

Donations can be made online on their website or physical location and they accept donations at their events.

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Tara Botero
A. Tara Botero was born and raised in the South but only recently moved to Waxhaw, NC in November 2014. She has a horse, Cooper, with whom she spends many hours on the trails. Tara has been in love with photography for over 20 years and joined Tri-W News as a photographer and reporter in August 2016.