Pancakes for Pound Puppies

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

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Don’t miss the opportunity to support one of our most valuable local non-profit organizations, the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC).

The HSMC is inviting the community to a Pancake Supper held in the Wesley Building of the First United Methodist Church of Madison on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraiser, which will entirely benefit the HSMC’s Sick and Injured Animal Care fund, can be purchased at the Humane Society, located at 1170 Fairground Road in Madison. A family pack of four tickets cost $25 or single tickets can be purchased for $7 each.

The HSMC, a no-kill shelter that provides a safe haven for stray and surrendered animals, also provides low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics for pet owners throughout the county. The HSMC relies completely on donations from the public to keep the operation going.

“We are definitely 100 percent non-profit,” said Tim George, the operations director at HSMC. “We do not receive any federal, state or local money from the government. We run solely on donations. A lot of people don’t realize that.”

Annual fundraisers, like the upcoming Pancake Supper, are imperative to the ongoing work of the HSMC, which provides a vital service to the community and our beloved furry friends.

“We are rescuing as many animals as we can from animal control, getting them neutered and moving them into great homes,” said George of the HSMC’s work. “It’s an important job that we see to it that these animals are taken care off, protected, and placed into good homes.”

George came one board at the HSMC four months ago, hoping to continue improving the services offered to the community and the standard of care given to the animals at the shelter.

“My number priority is the animals’ wellbeing and comfort,” said George.

In 2015 alone, the HSMC placed over 400 animals into permanent homes.

“Without the Humane Society, most of these animals would be euthanized,” lamented George. “We are very fortunate to be in this community and to help save these animals. Our entire staff here has a great love and care for animals in general.”

According to the HSMC website, “The Humane Society of Morgan County’s mission is to save more animal lives by promoting adoptions of healthy, friendly companion animals obtained from the public and from over crowed animal control and other rescue facilities. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care and compassion to the animals entrusted into our care until such time as they are adopted. It is also our mission to measurably reduce the pet overpopulation numbers through the promotion of spay/neuter programs and community education.”

To find out more information about the HSMC, visit humanemorgan.org.

And don’t forget to take advantage of a delicious pancake supper this coming Tuesday to benefit our local Humane  Society.

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