Want to help save an animal’s life while eating good food and having a great time? Well the Logan County Humane Society has the event for you. On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the square in Adairville the annual “Dog Days of Summer” event will offer you just that, along with several vendors offering a variety of items.
The society will be barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, while helping to save the lives of unwanted animals in Logan County?
This is the 6th year for Dog Days, which basically offers summertime food, a bake sale full of delicious homemade items, microchipping for your pet, a rabies clinic where your pet can get their shots, and a variety of puppies, kittens, dogs and cats up for adoption. Microchipping allows your pet to be identified if it gets lost or runs away.
Dog Days of Summer is one of the Logan County Humane Society’s biggest fundraisers of the year. With the money collected the society will be able to save more of the unwanted animal population in the county through their rescue program.
The Humane Society has a thriving rescue program where they travel to parts of Kentucky, Chicago, Pennsylvania and New York to place animals in rescue facilities that will find homes for them. Because of the strict spay and neuter laws in the northern states, there is not a large unwanted animal population, which brings people to rescue facilities to adopt pets.
These trips cost the Humane Society between $200 and $600 each time and as many as 40 dogs and some cats are saved from euthanasia with each rescue.
“If it were not for the giving people of Logan County we would not be able to save as many lives as we do,” said Humane Society Director Kathy Maddox.
The Humane Society’s rescue program is funded solely through donations from the public either from road blocks or special events such as Dog Days of Summer and the society’s annual chili supper and auction to be held Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sportsman Club.
“We get in so many animals throughout the year that we rely heavily on our rescue trips to place them. Even though we are very thankful for our local adoptions, there are just not enough of them to take care of the volume we are experiencing. Taking these trips up north is a vital part of our mission statement to find homes for as many of these unwanted and loving animals, but it takes money to do it,” said Maddox.