The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

December 7, 2012

Viewpoint: Humane Society depends on local donations, volunteers

The Madison County Humane Society wishes to thank the community for their generous support this past year. We depend on donations and fundraising to keep our facility running. We do not receive funding from the city of Anderson, Madison County, state of Indiana or the U.S. government. We are the only local shelter that takes in animals from both the city of Anderson and Madison County. We have a small paid staff as our directors and officers are not paid.

We rely heavily on volunteers to help. In 2011, it cost the MCHS over $214,542.09 to operate. We provide shelter for 120 animals daily, with some additional in foster care. This year we have taken in 657 dogs and cats and adopted 630.  

We are a non-for profit public charity that was established in 1973. We are a no-kill shelter that euthanizes only if an animal is in extreme medical/physical condition.

Please think of our animals this holiday season. We not only need monetary donations, but dog and cat food, cat litter, laundry soap, bleach, paper goods, heavy-duty trash bags, copy paper, forever stamps and gas cards.

Your financial contribution provides: care and medical treatment for our animals, spaying/neutering of all MCHS animals, attempts to reunite lost pets with their owners and screening for caring, forever homes for pets.

We will host our Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. along with our nail and microchip clinic. Please come visit us at our little yellow house at the end of Crystal Street.

If you are wanting to be added to our monthly newsletter, please send request to sydneyschieve@aol.com; and for donations, please come by or send to the Madison County Humane Society, 2219 Crystal St., Anderson, IN 46012.

Please come visit our cats at PetSmart.

Susie Schieve is executive director of the Madison County Humane Society.

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