The Logan County Humane Society in conjunction with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) in Russellville, raffled off a three section grill right before July 4th holiday.
Christine Blake was the lucky winner of the grill.
The Humane Society will be using the funds generated from the raffle for their rescue program. Tractor Supply Company continually helps the society throughout the year with discounted dog and cat food, supplies and fundraisers.
“It is because of the generosity of businesses like TSC that we are able to save the lives of the many homeless animals in Logan County,” said Humane Society director Kathy Maddox.
The society’s rescue program sends animals up north to rescue facilities who find homes for them, most times before they even arrive. Volunteers drive the animals to their destinations on the society’s 16 foot, air-conditioned truck.
The Humane Society, thanks to the community, have been able to come as close as they have in their 23 years of existence to a no-kill facility for dogs. In years past, despite the efforts of so many volunteers, the Humane Society has had to euthanize hundreds of animals in Logan County. It is because of the rescue program that the society is able to find so many more homes for these animals and thanks community for financially supporting the efforts through donations.
“We couldn’t do what we do without the dollars from the community,” said Maddox. “If we had to solely depend on local adoptions, we would be putting down so many more animals. People wouldn’t believe how many unwanted animals are in Logan County. It is a day-to-day struggle that never seems to let up. When we get out a group of animals, it seems within a week we are loaded up again. Until people begin spaying and neutering their pets, I’m afraid this will always be an issue in the county,” Maddox said adding, that it makes her job much more rewarding to be able to send a truck load of animals up north to find forever homes because of the generous hearts of the community.