“I am always glad to support the local humane society and to be able to offer a package that can generate funds to help the organization's efforts. They are a very hard working group dedicated to helping the community’s unwanted animal population,” said King.
The Humane Society and it’s volunteers sold over 150 tickets. All proceeds will go towards the Humane Society’s rescue program.
Although the Humane Society adopts their animals out locally it’s not enough to save the many hundreds of animals that come through the shelter in a year’s time. The society and its volunteers have aggressively sought out ways to fight this over population problem and have found that partnering with other rescue groups and taking weekly trips to rescue facilities throughout the region to place animals in homes is a welcoming answer. Most of the unwanted animal population in Logan County gets moved out to other states through the rescue program, some as far as Vermont and New York. A network of caring individuals literally hook up from state to state with one another to find homes for animals that otherwise would have to be euthanized due to overcrowded shelters.
The Logan County Humane Society contracts with and are funded through the Logan County Fiscal Court to run the county’s shelter, which they have done for over 25 years. They also receive funding from the city of Russellville. The governmental funds are used for the day-to-day operations of the shelter, where as the rescue programs are funded directly from donations and fund raising events held throughout the year by the organization. There are many expenses in saving the hundreds of animals that come through the shelter and the Humane Society relies on the community’s generosity to accomplish their goal of saving their lives.