A local animal shelter is in desperate need of help from the community.
In October and November, the Raleigh County Humane Society has rescued 151 animals. This brought them to around 600 animals in their shelter. Some are in need of critical care and others were brought in because of neglect or an accident. When each animal comes in they are all vaccinated and for the ones that are in need of vetting, they get medical attention. The humane society has incurred a lot of medical costs on top of their normal operating expenses.
“While the city and the county do help us, what they give us only makes up only 25% of our revenue so we depend on the community for donations and then fundraisers that we do,” Development Director for the Raleigh County Humane Society, Suzan Loving, said.
They are looking for monetary donations as well as pet supplies, but most importantly for people to adopt. They are full to the brim with animals that need a loving home.
“We have been a no kill shelter for about 5 years now and we’re very very proud of that but it does come with a cost and extraordinary cost,” Loving said.
Those with the humane society said anything helps and that the community has been so supportive of what they do. For more information you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RaleighCountyHumaneSociety/.