Increase in animals at Humane Society results in lack of fundsBy Emily Etheredge Published 2:26pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The humane society is currently trying to raise enough funds to fix certain areas of the shelter including the cat area that currently houses cats in a small room without any windows, and an outside water leak.
“Unfortunately we spend the majority of the money we have toward making payroll for our employees and taking care of the animals,” Missildine said. “We would love to be able to fix some of the maintenance issues we have with the shelter but we just don’t have the funds to do so right now.”
One of the fundraisers the humane society created is Pathway of Love, a commemorative brick project where patrons are invited to purchase a brick to commemorate a loved one, pet or memorable event in their life.
The bricks will be permanently placed in the pathway of love leading into the shelter.
Each brick can be engraved with a pet’s name, the name of a family, an organization or company’s name.
The cost of each brick is $100 and is fully tax deductible.
“It is a really neat thing that you can engrave whatever you want on the bricks,” Millwee said. “You can really put anything on the bricks, and it would make a neat gift to someone.”
The humane society also created an individual sponsorship program for individuals and businesses in the community. The sponsor levels are $5,000 platinum level, $2,500 gold level, $1,000 silver level and $500 bronze level.
For more information on the Pathway of Love project or to purchase a brick, call the shelter at (205) 755-9170.
“We are trying to provide the best care for these animals that we can and work with the money we have but it is very hard,” Millwee said. “Any help from the community we can receive would be greatly appreciated.”