Forsyth Humane Society

Forsyth Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting the compassionate treatment of cats and dogs. We are committed to: placing cats and dogs into loving homes; advancing community understanding of the benefits of animal companionship; providing needed resources to the pet community; supporting a no-kill adoption center and the spaying/neutering of dogs and cats.

FHS Patch

Available to all Scouts! And anyone a Scout at heart. Complete the tasks listed below your age group, and you will earn a patch! Patches are only $5! Occasionally we will have special events in which Scouts can earn patches by participating in the activities at FHS.

11-15 years old (2 hours)

  1. Learn about our pet food pantry – why it is needed? Who it helps? The scouts will help prep bags for our pantry
  2. Learn about our NLOL program – why it is needed? Who it helps? If timing works, we can have them talk to someone in the program or who was in the program.
  3. Investigate the different animal organizations in the community – what retention programs can be found in Forsyth County?
  4. Screening of a relevant documentary with discussion afterwards
  5. Learn about Bully Breed Myths – to begin shifting misconceptions about Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, etc.

7-10 years old (1.5 hours)

  1. Find out how to appropriately interact with dogs from our staff – the child will be know to ask permission before petting a pet, to let the dog sniff their hand before petting and why
  2. Dangerous Dogs – child will also know what to do if they are in a situation in which a dog is not with its family and is running towards them (when to be a tree or do a tornado drill) and why
  3. Learn the different postures of a cat or dog – what are they communicating with their bodies
  4. Learn what pets can eat – make a pet treat to take home to their pet or a friend’s pet
  5. Learn safe games to play with dogs and cats – goal being to not use their hands as a play toy – to use feathers, bones, squeaky toys instead