• Cat Technician Stacey Evans checks on cats inside a room at the Humane Society of Young County on Monday. The shelter, located next to the Young County Arena, has been making strides in their improvements to the shelter and coordination of the animals since a new board and management took over in September. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Humane Society of Young County making progress

Almost four months ago the Humane Society of Young County announced it would be shutting its doors, but regardless the shelter managed to stay open and is holding steady according to Director Hollie Larance.

The shelter board announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 the shelter would be closing their door due to lack of funding. Larance, who was serving as director of the shelter at the time, fought to keep the shelter open and raised enough money in a crowdfunding campaign to keep the shelter going.

“Anybody that is here can tell you the difference between then and now,” she said. “Our numbers are down on dogs that are here, we have a few that go to rescues we have been working with.”

Since the shelter announced in Sept. 2018 that it would remain open, they have created a vaccination clinic that it hosts three times every month and have partnered with the Wichita Falls-based P.E.T.S. to open up a satellite clinic at the shelter.

For more from this story see the Wednesday, Feb. 6 edition of The Graham Leader.

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