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Humane Society has busy spring on tap

Members of the Butler County Humane Society had a full agenda to discuss at last week’s monthly meeting, with a number of events on tap to raise funds and raise awareness of the plight of homeless animals in the county.

*On Saturday, April 11, a Spring Clean event is set for the Pet Laundry on North Conecuh. Volunteer pet scrubbers and dryers are needed for this fundraiser.

*An adoption event is set for April 18 and 19 at Calico Fort in Fort Deposit with Kandys Killough heading the event, assisted by Faye Finney of Fort Deposit.

*An old-fashioned favorite is also in the works, with a Cake Walk/Bark in the Park being planned at the fairgrounds for one of the first two weekends in May. A photo op is also being planned for that day in conjunction with the society’s 2010 pet calendar.

*Fran Stallworth is heading up the cookbook fundraiser committee. Stallworth is already collecting recipes (no desserts for now, please). Pictures and stories of special pets are also welcome.

*A spring fundraising letter is also being drafted.

In other news, BCHS president Herbert Morton was delighted to announce the City of Greenville is now extending the back roof of the animal shelter.

“Unfortunately, during the construction the number of dogs at the shelter is limited,” Morton said.

“Hopefully, they will be finished very soon.”

Morton reported the City is also working a new Standard Operating Procedure for the shelter, which will include special provisions for a volunteer staff (volunteers have not been allowed on the premises in recent months, due to the lack of a way to securely lock away drugs used in putting down animals).

Morton encourages anyone interested in animal welfare to join the group at the next meeting, slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at The Chef’s Table downtown.