Humane Society holding raffle

Published 4:12 pm Friday, April 27, 2012

Second Chance Rescue is the name and $1 raffle tickets is the game.

The Butler County Humane Society is selling $1 raffle tickets for its No Kill Second Chance Rescue.

The $1 tickets will go toward the Rescue and those entering will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Walmart.

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“The raffle ticket started when I decided to donate a gift card I received for my birthday for $25 to Walmart,” Kim Kent, a volunteer with the Humane Society said. “We started selling the $1 (tickets) at Calico Fort.”

Kimberly Matthews, also a volunteer with the Humane Society, said that the community could purchase the raffle tickets at the Shell Depot, The Smokehouse and Pet Laundry. Anyone can come and sign.

According to Matthews, the goal is to reach $500 for the Second Chance Rescue. The raffle drawing will be on July 3.

“(The raffle is) for the No Kill Second Chance Shelter,” Matthews said. “It allows us to rescue animals form the Greenville Shelter and find homes for them.”

In Other Business:

*The Humane Society rescued 37 animals from the Greenville Animal Shelter in the month of March.

*The group made more than $1,000 at Calico Fort between calendar sales, T-shirt sales and raffle tickets.

*Humane Society T-shirts are on sale for $19 and can be purchased at The Smokehouse or the Shell Depot.

*In the month of February, the Humane Society paid for 10 shelter spay/neuters and two no cost spay/neuters.

*About 30 Greenville puppies out of 50 total were transported on an airplane that went to Tampa as part of the Second Chance Rescue.

*More donations are needed for the Humane Society’s booth. For those interested in donating, contact Margaret Poole at 334-303-7551 or Phyllis Armstrong at 334-382-8239.