Birthday Goodies from Haylie
September 15, 2014 - Miss Haylie Cleaver asked for donations to the Anderson County Humane Society for her birthday in lieu of personal gifts. She is shown here with some of goodies. She is being photo-bombed by one the office cats, Miss Maria.
Thanks Haylie, that was a wonderful for you to think of all the animals waiting on their furever homes at AHS. They will certainly enjoy all the toys in that pretty pink bag, and can always use the food.
The staff and volunteers of AHS wish you Happy Birthday and send a big thank you for being so thoughtful.
Too Many Cats - The Ongoing Cat Crisis
September 10, 2014 - You may have seen the recent news reports regarding our crisis with having over 100 cats needing homes. Our facility is small, and when we are filled to capacity, we cannot pull any animals from Animal Control, and we feel an immediate crisis. Animal Control lets us know when they are full. They have no other good option except the Humane Society. Right now, Animal Control is full to capacity with cats, having taken in an additional 30 cats last Saturday. We need YOUR help. We are very fortunate that Animal Control works with us in the best way to reunite lost pets with their families, and hold animals for us to pull for adoption. Just in the past few days, we have been able to adopt out 18 cats, including two momma cats and newborn kittens which went to foster. We also currently have two momma dogs in foster homes with their newborn puppies.
At this time, we are desperately seeking foster families for kittens and cats, monetary donations for medical bills, and donations of cat food, kitten food and cat litter. If you are interesting in fostering or adopting an animal from us, please go to the Adopt tab on this page, and view the animals through Petfinder. Adoption Applications can be accessed under that tab, and you are welcome to submit an application by email. You may email our Director, Donna Callahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your adoption application or foster request. Monetary donations can be made at the bottom of this page - press the DONATE button.
If you are thinking about adopting a kitten, cat or dog, we will have many in Frankfort this Saturday on the lawn of the Old Capital Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a joint adoption event and there will be other rescues too. Please come and visit us.
The news articles and interviews can be viewed on the Channel 18 and Channel 36 website.
Channel 36 Article: http://www.wtvq.com/content/localnews/story/Too-Many-Cats-at-Anderson-Humane-Society/sbKob9nPnUSVoV4z5dQcKA.cspx
Channel 18 Video and Article: http://www.lex18.com/news/anderson-county-humane-society-overcrowded-with-cats/
Joint Adoption Event on 9/13/2014
Once again, AHS was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Furever Friends Pet Adoption Expo sponsored by Franklin Humane Society. It took a whole lot of help from our dedicated volunteers to set up and man two adoption areas for the dogs and the cats, but it was a big success for the Humane Society. Adopted out today to their furever homes were two adult cats, Molly and Tori, and we couldn't be happier for them.
We decided to make it a "special needs" event, and took some of the older guys and gals, along with some younger ones who have been with us the longest. Adoptable dogs spending their Saturday on the Old Capital Lawn in Frankfort, were Lena (long-time resident), senior dogs June and Elsie, and their blind friend Hazel, and little Scully. The cat attendees were office residents, Molly, Tori and Rose, along with kittens Pickles and Connor, and their new little buddy, Ollie. Pickles and Connor are "teen" kittens and the last of their litters not yet adopted. They really took to baby kitten Ollie, and have been grooming and playing with him. Pickles is quite animated and put on a good show for the kids that visited.
September 9, 2014 - The first ever Pig Out event was held on Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, at Hill Of Beans. Adults and children brought their piggy banks and emptied them into the trough for a chance to win a country ham. AHS collected over $500 in a two hour span, along with some generous supply donations. Wiggles, the mascot, also made an appearance and had both children and adults smiling.
Tractor Supply Adoption Event and Supply Drive
August 30, 2014 - The Adoption Event and Supply Drive at Tractor Supply was a good time for all. It was a "kitten only" affair (except for the occasional canine shopper), and they received plenty of attention. Although none went home that day, three of them were adopted early the next week. The supply drive was a huge success and Tractor Supply even supplied some coupons for discounted dog food. We have been invited back on September 20 for their Pet Event.
Expressions Salon Supply Drive
Stacey Harley and Expression Salon (1011 Industry Road), held a supply drive for us during the months of July and August.
If you have supplies or blankets to donate, and cannot make it to the Adoption Center, Stacey doesn't mind if you drop them off at her shop anytime during business hours.
Thanks for all your help, Stacey.
Walmart Supply Drive
August 24, 2014 - We were joined by Karen Whitehouse, Nancy Ross Thompson, Helen Goins, and Karen Tucker, for a successful supply drive. Greatly in need of Kitten food and scoopable cat litter, we received some wonderful donations, along with dog food, toys, and cleaning supplies. People were very generous with monetary donations, which will help us continue our work.
Along with collecting much needed supplies, we enjoyed seeing some old friends and long-time supporters, and making new friends. It was a hot, humid afternoon, but so many people took their time to stop and say hello, and donate.
Thank you Walmart for always welcoming our supply drives, and thank you to the volunteers who donated their Sunday afternoon for such a good cause.
If you would like to donate supplies, please drop them by during business hours at the Adoption Center, or give us a call and we will pick them up. Many local businesses including Expressions Salon, and Ace Hardware, have an ongoing supply drive, and welcome you to stop by. If you would like to donate directly to AHS, you can do so with your credit card or Paypal, by donating at the bottom of this page.
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