Bailey's Birthday Gifts
--March 28, 2015 Miss Bailey has been taking up donations for the animals since she was six years old, instead of birthday presents. Here is a photograph of Bailey with this year's donations. Bailey, you are a special young lady with a very generous heart. Thank you for all you do to help the animals and Happy Birthday.
After Hours Event at Wild Turkey
--March 26, 2015 As members of the Chamber of Commerce, AHS was invited to attend the "After Hours" event at the Wild Turkey Visitor's Center. It was an enjoyable evening and a chance for us to visit with local chamber members and officials. A big thank you to the Chamber and all they do for the community. Wild Turkey made a wonderful host and the Visitor's Center is a must-see.
Business Expo Booth a Crowd Favorite
--March 21, 2015 AHS board members and Director, Donna Callahan, manned the annual booth at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Eagle Lake Convention Center on Saturday. Over $300 was raised in donations, t-shirt and dog treat sales, and raffled gift baskets for both the dog lovers and cat lovers. The happy winner of the dog gift basket is shown below (son of Christina Crawford). Nettie Halvorson won the cat gift basket. AHS also offered the chance to win a free spay/neuter voucher and the winner will be notified by mail. Official mascot, Wiggles, was there and ran into Congressman Andy Barr. Wiggles barked in the Congressman's ear that AHS insists on harsh animal cruelty penalties and the closure of puppy mills in Kentucky. Adoptable dog Dottie also made an appearance and received lots of love from children and adults. AHS plans to return to the Expo next year with more colorful t-shirts and volunteer made dog treats. Many thanks to the chamber member who generously donated the booth fee.
Walmart Supply Drive Huge Success
Our first supply drive of the year was held at Walmart on Sunday. AHS was desperate for dry puppy and dog food, and our needs were met. The shoppers were generous in their donations and not only did we meet our immediate need for food, but plenty of supplies and monetary donations were received. Our next supply drive is scheduled for March 19, and volunteers are needed so we can set-up at both doors. To volunteer please email email@example.com, or contact Karen Tucker.
Animals Safe after Fire at Animal Control
--February 28, 2015 - As reported on The Anderson News website:
A fire earlier this morning at the Anderson County Animal Control damaged the building's electrical system but did not harm any animals housed there, according to Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton. Gritton said four cats were moved to the Humane Society's facility next door, and that a dozen dogs were outside but in good condition. "The cats are at the adoption center and the dogs are outside playing," Gritton said. "They have plenty of food, water and everything they need."
Gritton said the fire started in a fuse box and was out by the time firefighters arrived. He said the service panel has to be replaced, and that he has already contacted an electrician to do the job. It was unclear when it would be fixed. Gritton said once the panel is installed, it needs to be inspected before Kentucky Utilities will reconnect the service. Gritton said that because there is currently no heat in the building, water has been shut off to prevent the lines from freezing. Gritton said the fire caused no other damage to the building.
From Donna Callahan, Director of Anderson Humane Society
Just to let everyone know - all is well at the Animal Control building. Dogs and cats have been taken care of - no need to panic. Electric and water will be taken care of soon. Thank you everyone for your concern. If things are not better by Monday we will re-post. Once again - thank you everyone for your concern.
Anderson County Chamber of Commerce "pays it forward" to Anderson Humane Society in Memory of past President Cindy Peterson
February 17, 2015 - At the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce annual Gala in January, the Peterson family donated a new sign to the Chamber. The Chamber decided to "pay it forward" in honor of the late Cindy Peterson (past president of the Chamber) and raise funds through the month of January for the Anderson Humane Society. With the help of many local businesses, they raised $3,000, and the check was presented to AHS, by Pam Brough, Executive Director of the Chamber, along with Brent Peterson and children, and Joan Markwell, on Tuesday, Feb 17, at the Senior Citizens Center during the Chamber's monthly luncheon. Many thanks to the wonderful organizations and the Peterson and Markwell families who participated in this wonderful campaign. The AHS is honored to have been the chosen recipient and the much needed donations will benefit the animals at the AHS Adoption Center waiting on their "furever" homes. A special thanks to the Board of Directors of the Chamber for for initiating this campaign. The AHS is a proud member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
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