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Lending a hand to the homeless

Published 4:16pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013

If you are looking for ways to help homeless animals in our county, the Butler County Humane Society needs you. With plenty of jobs only a handful of volunteers are currently doing, there’s more than enough to go around. How can You help your humane society?

Read on . . .

  • Pick up extra newspapers to use in animals’ cages.
  • Pick up donated pet food at Wal-Mart.
  • Retrieve calls from the BCHS spay/neuter hotline and schedule pets through AAA Clinic.
  • Serve as a foster parent to puppies, kittens and/or large dogs.
  • Transport animals to be spayed/neutered weekly to AAA in Montgomery.
  • Assist with “legs” on transports of animals to various rescue groups on the way to their fur-ever homes.
  • Assist in tracking AAA income vs. bills from AAA.
  • Take good photos of rescued pets to send to various rescue groups with which Second Chance Rescue works. The BCHS also needs “dog wranglers” to assist the photographers in taking those photos.
  • Pick up money from collection jars for humane society from area retail outlets.
  • Pick up humane society’s portion of money taken in from adoptions at the Greenville Animal Shelter.
  • Assist with planning, organizing and holding fundraisers.
  • Educate the public on animal welfare.
  • Write thank-you notes to all those who make contributions.
  • Serve as the organization’s treasurer in 2014.
  • Assist at Second Chance Rescue in various capacities, including filing papers for AAA animals.
  • Research and apply for grants.
  • If you are on Facebook, “like” the Butler County Humane Society Page. Use the power of social media for the good of the animals. The BCHS can also use help with Petfinder.

So you see, there are many ways the BCHS can use your support. Dollars make a difference, but so do running errands, performing clerical work, pressing that “share” button, brainstorming fundraising ideas, donating pet food and supplies, volunteering at the BCHS rescue. You can make a difference.  To lend a helping hand, contact our president Herbert Morton by phone at 334-282-4611 or via email at hmorton000@centurytel.net, for more information.

And yes, the BCHS does need monetary donations. Urgently. It is paying out more than its is taking in. Money well spent in taking in, caring for and finding homes near and far for homeless animals. A lump sum donation would be most welcome. Or if you can commit to monthly gift of, say, $25, that’s great. Send donations to Butler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 264, Greenville, AL 36037.

And if you can, join attend the BCHS’s monthly meeting every second Wednesday at 1 p.m., at the Greenville Country Club.

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