Humane Society cleans up at Wash & Wag

Published 9:15 am Monday, June 15, 2009

Last weekend’s “Wag and Wash” and yard sale proved a sudsy success for the Butler County Humane Society. The event netted the group just over $1,300 with 18 dogs washed and plenty of “treasure out of trash” discovered by browsers at the Pet Laundry.

In addition, the Alabama Power Service Organization held a yard sale and $500-plus made from the event will also go to the humane society, said BCHS president Herbert Morton at the society’s regular meeting on Thursday.

Two pets were also adopted from the event. “It was totally a success, in spite of everybody around town having yard sales that day, and we appreciate all the volunteers and everyone who supported the event,” Morton said.

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Treasurer Brenda Whitney reported more than $1,900 has been deposited into the BCHS’s coffers from fundraising events and collection jars in the past month.

And more fundraisers are in the works. A 2010 high-quality wall calendar, featuring a number of pet photos submitted by local citizens, is planned in time for holiday giving.

Donations of $5 per photo will be asked; an impartial panel of judges will choose the winning photos to be included in the calendar.

The BCHS is also seeking assistance from grant writer Judy “Buddy” Manning, who is donating her skills to help the group seek grant monies for their two-prong effort: to continue to support the Greenville Animal Shelter and to build, staff and maintain a no-kill shelter for adoptable animals in the county (to work concurrently with the animal shelter).