By Trinity Martin
The Humane Society of Morgan County hosted its third annual “Pistons for Paws” charity parade this past Sunday. With 62 cars participating in the event, crowds lined the streets of downtown Madison and were treated to the sight of antique vehicles and Crowe’s BBQ.
The event raised more than $4,500 through the help of Countryside Dealership, Scoops, Lowe’s, Walmart, Conner’s Napa, Nu art, the city of Madison police and sheriff departments, and all the volunteers. All profits will be used for the daily care of rescued animals, food, and medical needs. Event director Beth Bradley said the Humane Society is overjoyed with the result of the event.
“As I jumped for joy in the middle of West Washington street after the parade and parking the vehicles, I just stood there saying a special prayer to myself on how blessed the Humane Society of Morgan County and I were with the support shown from everyone. I believe everyone needed this event to happen as much as HSMC needed the support to raise money for the center,” she said. “A beautiful day, great fellowship, what else could we have asked for?”
The Humane Society of Morgan County works to give back to the community through involvement in educational programs with the school system and in the Pets Love Vets program which allows veterans to adopt a dog or cat with no fees.
HSMC is a no-kill shelter. “A cat or dog always will have a home with us until they are adopted into their forever home,” Bradley said. As of Sept. 14, the Humane Society had 293 animals adopted.
For more information about the humane society, its mission, or adopting a pet, contact their office at (706) 343-9977 or visit their Facebook page, Humane Morgan.