Because of an $11,000 match donated from somebody who wished to stay nameless and different donations obtained from native sources, the Brown County Humane Society was profitable in its “$22K for ’22” marketing campaign launched late final 12 months for the Spay and Neuter Help Program that helps to restrict stray canine and cat populations all through the county.
The $22k raised went in the direction of the spaying and neutering of lots of of animals within the county, together with round 300 feral cats. However controlling the stray canine and cat populations is an ongoing process, and the Brown County Humane Society is in want of donations to proceed SNAP for 2022.
In accordance with Brown County Humane Society Director Renee Bates, after seeing the continued success of the Spay and Neuter Help Program and the way it contributes to controlling stray canine and cat populations in Brown County, it’s essential to maintain this system going.
“We have been in a position to spay and neuter virtually 400 animals. Three-hundred of them have been neighborhood and feral cats,” Bates mentioned of the $22k raised from the marketing campaign that began late final 12 months. “We issued over 200 vouchers for individuals who wished to get their canines or cats spayed or neutered.”
“That $22,000 went actually far,” mentioned Bates.
Of their new marketing campaign to boost extra funds so SNAP will restart for 2022, Bates mentioned the identical nameless supply that donated $11,000 through the marketing campaign held late final 12 months has agreed to supply as much as a $5,000 match to assist the humane society proceed SNAP for the rest of this 12 months. The Brown County Humane Society has launched a brand new SNAP marketing campaign and is presently accepting donations in its objective of elevating $5,000 to match the $5,000 being donated by the beneficiant particular person who nonetheless needs to stay nameless.
In accordance with Bates, not solely does SNAP assist to regulate stray cat and canine populations in Brown County, however the spay and neuter vouchers offered by way of SNAP assist out many good pet house owners within the county.
“Individuals of Brown County love animals, and there are a variety of fine pet house owners within the county who battle to have the funds for spaying and neutering. SNAP will assist with that,” mentioned Bates.
“We needed to pause this system once we ran out of cash, so we’re engaged on grants and donations to get this system began again up as quickly as attainable, as a result of there’s a actual want. We have simply scratched the floor,” mentioned Bates.
“That is how we will save hundreds of animals,” Bates mentioned of the SNAP.
Whereas many animal shelters all through Ohio are experiencing overcrowding throughout their busiest time of the 12 months, Brown County is just below most capability at its animal shelter in Georgetown with 28 as of Monday. Its most capability is 32.
Bates mentioned it is a mixture of some issues that has helped the Brown County Humane Society Animal Shelter keep at or simply underneath most capability through the busiest time of the 12 months – SNAP, the usage of social media sources, and neighborhood help.
“We’re very near full, however we’re very fortunate as a result of the Brown County neighborhood form of works as an entire to get the stray canines house. They will share our (Fb) posts, they’re going to put them on ‘misplaced’ websites and all the social media networks,” mentioned Bates. “Due to that, our stray canines have a tendency to seek out their properties a bit of higher. About 80 p.c of what we’re bringing in as strays are being redeemed by their households. I feel that’s form of saving us and retaining our head above water.”
The Brown County Humane Society is constant in its “misplaced canine” posts on social media, and it has actually paid off for the small animal shelter with solely two deputy canine wardens to serve underneath present Brown County Canine Warden Melissa Downs.
“We do this extra actively than I’ve seen another shelter do,” Bates mentioned of the Brown County Humane Society’s social media “misplaced and located” posts.
Though it is a busy time of the 12 months for calls on stray pets, it is a gradual time of the 12 months for adoptions on the shelter.
At close to most capability, Bates mentioned the animal shelter in Georgetown continues to be “very full” with most canines presently on the shelter prepared for adoption.
You may donate to the Brown County Humane Society on the Brown County Humane Society Canine Shelter Fb web page, or by visiting the Brown County Humane Society web site at https://www.bchsohio.org.
You may also drop off a donation in individual or undertake a canine on the Brown County Humane Society Animal Shelter at 100 Veterans Blvd in Georgetown.
Contact the Brown County Humane Society by telephone at (937) 378-3457.