Several dogs found a home during the Humane Society of Young County’s adopt-a-thon Saturday, but there are so many more left that need a good home.
In the entire month of July, the shelter adopted out 36 dogs. A total of 61 dogs already have been adopted in August. Kim Baxter, director of HSYC, said that people have been adopting bigger dogs latel.
Baxter said that there are now fewer than 100 dogs in the shelter — something she hasn’t seen in years.
The silent auctions totals haven’t been calculated yet, but between the dog tag machine, dog baths, bake sale and hot dogs, about $1,200 was raised to help keep the shelter open and take care of the animals. It costs $17,000 to operate the shelter each month, so every dime is utilized to the fullest extent. The fundraisers will be ongoing to keep the shelter open. Plus, plenty of cats and dogs are still seeking homes. It takes a lot of money and time to help these poor animals who want nothing more than to live with a family of their own.
Shelter volunteers are scarce because most of the current volunteers are students who will go back to school next week.
Baxter said that monetary donations are always excepted, and fundraisers can be helpful for the Humane Society as long as the fundraiser organizer contacts the shelter first.
The shelter can always use cat food, cat litter, bleach and dog toys because the animals go through them so quickly.
"Rawhide treats and bones will give them long term satisfaction and helps keep them calm,” Baxter said.
All are welcome to stop by the shelter and take a look at the animals available for adoption, or anyone can apply online to adopt an animal. To donate, visit the Humane Society of Young County at 120 Craig St., by the Young County Arena.