Smart Sheltering for Small Municipalities

Smart Sheltering for Small Municipalities

Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control shelter in Huntington, West Virginia serves the residents of Huntington City and Cabell and Wayne Counties, about 100,000 people. We are big fans of municipalities that join together to pool resources and create a quality shelter like HCWAC. It’s smart sheltering. The shelter began in 1979 and functioned like a…

Operation Underdog is a Rescue Model for Saving Dogs Who Need Us Most

Operation Underdog is a Rescue Model for Saving Dogs Who Need Us Most

Operation Underdog is a foster-based rescue that saves the hardest dogs to save –those with serious medical needs, difficult behavioral challenges, and seniors – the dogs least likely to be rescued or adopted – the underdogs of the animal shelter world. As Elizabeth, one of their founders put it, “They need us more than others…

New River Humane Society Moves Out But Will Rescue On

New River Humane Society Moves Out But Will Rescue On

County shelters come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and models, but most boil down to two basic options. A county shelter run by county employees or a county shelter that contracts a nonprofit to run their shelter. And here a little sidebar: Not all counties have public shelters. Until they do (or join…

When Mom Runs the Shelter
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When Mom Runs the Shelter

Our next stop in Alabama was The Humane Society of Chilton County in Clanton, AL. I’d heard great things about this place and it didn’t disappoint. Chilton has a very relaxed, happy air about it which made complete sense upon meeting the director. Jennifer is a former stay at home mom who began as a…