In the summer of 1977, Jane Arey, a member of the Humane Society of Rowan County, published a note in The Dispatch asking if anyone was interested in creating a Humane Society for Davidson County. Corinne "Corky" Briggs, Vicky Green, and Becky Everhart responded to her note. A handful of people attended the September meeting that was scheduled, and the Humane Society of Davidson County was born. Corky worked tirelessly for the HSDC until her death in 1997. Vicky and Becky continue to be active members.
The Humane Society of Davidson County is a volunteer organization dedicated to the wellfare of animals. For more than 30 years the HSDC has worked to reduce the pet overpopulation problem, and alleviate animal suffering. We have educated the public about the needs of animals, and promoted laws that benefit animals. Over the years, we have saved the lives of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens, thereby working to reduce the serious problem of overpopulation.
Although we have reached out to the animals in our communities for over 30 years, we have never had a place of our own. We need a facility with an education/meeting room, office and storage space. We also need areas for puppies and kittens, a cat room, dog kennels, and adoption play areas.
What we need most of all is your help. We do not receive funds from the city or county government. The Humane Society of Davidson County has been fortunate to earn the support of many compassionate people over the years. We hope that you will continue that support by contributing to our building campaign.