Humane society to transport 50 animals to NY

By Chris Cooper -

Exciting news is coming out of the Logan County Humane Society. The society will be loading up its van with 50 animals going to New York Monday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

“We would like to thank everyone in our community and those that follow us for all the donations and support to make this transport happen,” said Amanda Castile, Director of the Logan County Humane Society. “Because of this support we are able to send 26 cats and 24 dogs up north where they will be adopted quickly.” Several of these animals have been with the society for more than five months and have never had an application filled out on them.

Transports and adoptions are one of the many ways the humane society can keep the population of homeless animals at the shelter down and handle the high intake rate. Spay-Neuter and Adopt is the only way to reduce this over population.

Transports are a very important source for a humane society. Transports are trips to no-kill facilities in the northern states. These facilities pull from shelters and adopt out animals from other places all over the United States. Northern states have strict spay and neuter laws that cut down on the homeless animal population, bringing adopters to these facilities for their pets. The humane society gets no monetary gain from these transports, but does get the satisfaction of saving the dogs’ lives.

The society is always looking for volunteers to help as drivers. What is required to be a volunteer driver is a valid Kentucky drivers license, a good driving record, and be at least 25 years of age. You will be required to submit your driving information and licence to the society’s insurance agent to check your driving record.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver for the humane society and have met the criteria listed above, your name will be placed on a list and called upon when needed for scheduling. If you are interested please call 270-726-2186.

Without the rescue program, the society could not save as many animals as they do. Although local adoptions help, it is the rescue facilities up north that continually pull from the shelter to save large numbers of animals.

You can keep up with the Logan County Humane Society through its Facebook page.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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