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Humane society seeking fresh ideas, new leadership

Next Wednesday, January 11, the BCHS holds its first meeting of the year at 1 p.m. at the Camellia City Bakery and Deli in downtown Greenville, and the group is hoping to kick things off for a doggone great year.

Acting president Kandys Killough and her fellow board members are eager to see familiar faces return. But they also hope to welcome some new faces to bring fresh ideas and a renewed energy into the all-volunteer, non-profit organization.

It’s been a tough few months since the devastating loss of their longtime leader.

“The death of our president, Herbert Morton, last year was a blow to us,” says Killough. “Herbert truly had a heart for animals and the time to devote to them, along with great leadership and organizational skills. He truly helped us move forward. And we don’t want that to stop, absolutely not. We are still looking for the right person to take his place.”

While the organization voted in its other officers in December, the office of president has yet to be filled. 

“We want people with a heart for animals and the time and willingness to serve to please, please keep us in mind,” says Killough.

Anyone interested in serving in any capacity with the BCHS who cannot attend next week’s meeting is encouraged to contact Killough at 437-0729 or via email at petnanny1013@gmail.com

The Butler County Humane Society helps support the Greenville Animal Shelter’s efforts to improve animal welfare by fostering adoptable animals in times of shelter overpopulation, assisting with transport of animals obtaining rescue commitments, underwriting the costs of spay/neuter for animals adopted through the Greenville Shelter and helping provide supplies, medicines and other needs at the shelter. The BCHS also provides a limited number of no-cost spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of qualifying residents, along with transport of pets to and from a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for all Butler County residents.