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Humane Society implements safety plan, stops surrenders

The Humane Society of Young County implemented a safety plan Friday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Young County and the city of Graham.

Under the plan, those in the community will be unable to surrender animals to the shelter during the pandemic. In a press release from Shelby Brogdon, Humane Society of Young County Director, she said the shelter will work with community members if they need someone to hold their pets for a period of time. She said stray pets can be shared on social media so the shelter can take action.

“People who find stray pets are asked to snap a picture and share to the Graham Texas Animal Control Facebook page and other social media pages to help owners reconnect,” Brogdon wrote in a press release. “These may also be shared on the Graham Humane Society of Young County Facebook page. You should also call in lost and found animal descriptions to the Humane Society of Young County and we will keep a record and can let you know if anything has been brought in by Animal Control that matches your description.”

Animals can still be adopted by looking on the shelter’s page at, or by looking the area shelter up on

“All of our pets up for adoption are listed with photos and information,” she wrote in the press release. “Our application is also available on these sites. Applications can be emailed or faxed 940-521-0792 to us for review. When your application is approved, we will call you to set up an appointment to meet the pet.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 25 edition of The Graham Leader.

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