Lawrence animal shelter needs new members and volunteers, shelter in need of donations…
The Lawrence County Humane Society met Thursday, February 5, and made plans for the upcoming Annual Dog Walk on May 9 in downtown Louisa.
The walk is an opportunity for dogs to bring their humans and walk together around a couple blocks in town, winding up at City Park, where they socialize with other canines, comrades, and other cohorts. This fun-for-all event is one of the humane society’s yearly fundraisers.
After the walk, vendors will be set up with various items for sale, t-shirts will be available, demonstrations will be held, there will be concessions, silent auction and a raffle. This year there will also be musical entertainment.
Registration begins at 8:30 am, walk begins at 9:00. Entrance fee is $20. Anyone interested in participating in the event, or would like to be a sponsor, may call
606-483-2959, 606-615-0469, or 606-673-4993.
The humane society has recently become involved with the Pet Smart adoption event held each month at Pet Smart in Ashland, next to Walmart. Participating animal shelters bring some of their pets into the store for folks to visit and hopefully adopt, giving animals a loving, caring, life long home.
Other fundraisers are in the works, as the shelter relies heavily on money raised from such programs. Although it receives funds from the county, it is not enough to operate on alone. With vet bills, food, supplies, payroll, maintenance, and more, the shelter struggles on a regular basis.
A handful of hardworking, dedicated people who have much more love than they do money, put everything they’ve got into this much needed organization that tries to keep up with the multitude of stray or unwanted animals, a problem that never ends.
Each animal is spayed or neutered and vaccinated before it is adopted. The Humane Society stresses the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, and tries to educate people on the responsibility of pet ownership, so that the number of
unwanted animals would dwindle and someday be non-existant.
The shelter is always in need of money, food, and supplies. Volunteers and new members are welcomed as well. To find out how you can help, for information on adoption, or to report animal abuse, call 606-673-4509. The shelter is located at
820 Isaac Park Road, Louisa.