Humane Society staffed again, animals tended to

Published 12:28 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

After employees walked out earlier this week at the Humane Society of Chilton County, more stability for the animal shelter is in the works.

As of the morning on Aug. 2, the Humane Society was operating on normal hours and employees and community volunteers returned to tend to the animals. Executive director of the Humane Society of Chilton County Jennifer Fesmire and a few of the employees were back at the shelter, as well as Chilton County Commission Chairman Jimmie Hardee.

The shelter received much-needed help from various animal rescue and shelters in the area including Two by Two Animal Rescue who came and picked up 23 dogs from the shelter on Aug. 1.

Hardee explained that the shelter has been in turmoil for too long, and there is a great need for stability within the organization. Hardee said he plans to meet with Fesmire and the remaining board members to discuss the foundation for that stability before the end of the week. The Clanton Advertiser will monitor any further develops closely throughout the week as them become available.

The Humane Society of Chilton County asks residents of Chilton County to please donate any supplies or food to the shelter they can. It is also recommended by the shelter to have pets spayed or neutered to reduce the influx of animals into the shelter to reduce overcrowding.