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January 17, 2014

Continued care

Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake remains open

Athens — After a financially-turbulent few months, Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is now on more solid ground. The Humane Society announced in September they may not be able to keep its doors open past the first of the year.

The shelter announced in October that they raised the required $25,000 to keep the doors open until January 2014. The fundraising has not stopped. Volunteers are continuing to raise money for the much-needed shelter at Cedar Creek Lake.

In October 2013, the President of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society, Donny Shubert, said, “Independent analysis of HSCCL finances indicates that the shelter is frugal and well-managed.  However, it also reveals a pattern of underfunding.  This pattern has existed since the Shelter was founded 30 years ago. It is only through continued emergency fundraisers that the shelter has been able to remain open. Each time, the community has come to the shelter's rescue. This cycle must stop.”

Shubert said,  “Going forward, the shelter will rely on even more community support and involvement. A program is now in place to raise community awareness, to recruit and retain more volunteers and to increase adoptions. Plans are progressing to offer unique fundraising opportunities with the community, especially local businesses and churches. Other funding sources to provide steady monthly income are being investigated, and the shelter will continue discussions with our local and county officials.”

The shelter has now devised a business plan they believe will work for the future. 

According to Leslie Casey, the Volunteer Coordinator, the community has come out in support of the shelter.  Casey has organized a Volunteer Recruitment and Get-Together that meets the third Wednesday every-other month. The next meeting will be on March 19 at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points.

The volunteers have set a mission to increase the number, retention and coordination of hands-on the animals and no hands-on the animal volunteers. Hands-on volunteers work  directly with the animals in the shelter. No hands-on provides needed items for the shelter, such as cleaning products.

The shelter holds an orientation on Thursday or Friday at 2 p.m. To reserve a spot at the orientation seminar, contact 972-523-6202.

The shelter said fostering animals is one of the most important things that you can do for the shelter. You select who you want to foster. You provide food, temporary home and care for the pet. The shelter takes care of all veterinarian needs. For information, e-mail dogshsccl@yahoo. com.

The upcoming calendar for the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake includes: February  21, an Appreciation Dinner for the Volunteers at the Library of Cedar Creek Lake; March 20, Chili's community Giveback Day, mention the Humane Society at Chili's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Chili's will donate 10 percent of the price of your food order to the Humane Society; March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adoptions Microchips and low-cost vaccines at the Heartland Clinic ­– call 214-502-6567 for more information; and April 5, Friends of the Animals and Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Auction and Dinner to be held at Cedar Creek Country Club.

If you would like to make a donation, or provide an auction item for the auction at Cedar Creek Country Club, contact the Humane Society at 903-432-3422.

Save the date of Aug. 23, 2014. The shelter will host its annual Casino Night on Aug. 23 at Cedar Creek Country Club.

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