Humane Society makes renovations

Published 4:10 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Chilton County Humane Society recently renovated its building in Clanton.

The Chilton County Humane Society hopes that recent work done on the outside of the building will help draw people inside.

The society recently made renovations to the land around its building on Shadetree Lane in Clanton.

“We’re trying to make it more inviting,” said Scott Missildine, CCHS director. “We’re starting on the outside.”

Volunteers started by repainting the outside of the building from bluish-grey to yellow. They also planted nine Butterfly plants, three Carolina jasmines and two holly trees, in addition to various flowers planted among the grounds.

The money to buy the plants was donated by Modern Woodmen of America, and the plants came from Blackwell’s Nursery. Missildine said the holly and flowers were donated from Blackwell’s.

One of the more interesting renovations is that of two sets of burglar bars that have been set up as a place for the jasmine plants to grow on.

In addition to the cosmetic work done, the CCHS put a new board of directors in place May 10. Jenny Milwee was named president; Raymond Jones became the vice-president; Gina LeCroy, secretary; and Tom Cuthbert treasurer.

“We have a new board, new projects, [and] we’re looking to change the image,” said Missildine. “The ultimate goal is to raise the amount of adoptions and raise awareness of how to treat pets.”

Missildine said the shelter was supposed to hold 85-100 animals, depending on their sizes, and that the facility was at maximum capacity. He also said they desire to see an increase in adoptions, but that both monetary and supply donations, such as bleach and cat litter, were welcomed as well.

Those looking to volunteer can contact the shelter or see them at one of two upcoming events they have planned.

“We’ll be at the Peach Jam,” he said. “We’ll also have a Dottie (the CCHS mascot) Day in July.”

For more information, contact 205-755-9170.