If you have been looking for something fun to do with your pet, the Logan County Humane Society has answered your need with the first annual Valentine “Dress Your Pet” contest to be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at the old Logan County Courthouse from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The society wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day with you and your furry loved one, while helping to raise money for its rescue program. So bring out your pet, dressed in their favorite outfit, or come natural and have fun during this loving time of the year, as you help those animals who have no homes, find one of their own.
The event will feature a photo shoot with your pet (of any size or kind). You will receive either a glossy print for $5 or a CD with numerous prints for $8. If you wish, you can then enter your pet’s photo into the “Sweetheart” photo contest for an additional $5.
The contest will be judged by the Logan County Humane Society board of directors and winners will be announced at the next meeting of the society to be held Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the old Logan County Courthouse at 5:15 p.m. These are public meetings and everyone is invited to attend.
There will be a first place and a runner-up selected, with both winning a prize. The first place winner will be crowned the Logan County Humane Society’s Valentine “Sweetheart,” and their photo will appear in the News-Democrat & Leader.
The efforts to find forever homes for Logan County’s unwanted and forgotten pets are accomplished through both local adoption and the society’s thriving rescue program. Because there are not enough people in the county willing to adopt those who have been abandoned and neglected, the society must find someone who is. This is accomplished through rescue organizations that are out of state, typically a day or more drive away. The Humane Society takes pictures, sends e-mails, makes phone calls, literally doing everything possible to have each pet “catch the eye” of a rescue. Once an animal is lucky enough to be chosen the hard part begins. The animal is vet checked, a volunteer drive is located, the transport truck is gassed up and the pets are loaded and sent to find their new homes. The expense for all the above is funded by the Humane Society through donations from animal lovers. This is how Logan County can say it has a “No Kill” shelter.
Money generated through fundraisers such as the Valentine ‘Dress Your Pet” contest, helps fund the rescues. The more money collected, the more transports can be taken, which means the more lives you and the Logan County Humane Society can save.
The Humane Society is a stand alone entity and is not affiliated with any other rescue group in Logan County. We take care of Logan County’s stray population and not strays from other counties and shelters. When you give to the Logan County Humane Society, your money helps local animals. No one helps place Logan County strays and unwanted animals brought into the shelter, but the Humane Society. The shelter only takes in animals from within the county, so all the efforts here are to the benefit of Logan County and no other. The Humane Society needs the help of Logan County citizens to save these animals.
For more information on the Valentine photo contest, please call Chris Cooper at 772-2234.