Humane Society seeking donations to install dog runs

Published 10:45 am Thursday, August 11, 2022

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

The Humane Society of Chilton County is looking for monetary donations or volunteers with concrete work experience to help make more space for the shelter’s dogs.

Shelter director Jen Fesmire said the shelter has purchased six dog runs that need to be installed. Shelby Concrete will be donating concrete for the base.

However, “we will have to pay someone or have additional volunteers to come spread the concrete and get it set up,” Fesmire said.

The runs will expand the shelter’s space for dogs. The project is one the shelter hopes to have complete in two weeks.

Those interested in donating time or money can contact the Humane Society of Chilton County through its Facebook page, by emailing or by going to the shelter at 139 Shade Tree Drive in Clanton during its business hours.

The animal shelter is open Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first and second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fesmire said volunteer opportunities to walk the dogs and just spend time with them are always available.

Other plans for expansion of the shelter continue. Fesmire said the Humane Society has completed the purchase of an acre of adjoining property. Blueprints are now being reviewed for the adoption center that will be put on the site.