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Posts Tagged ‘H.U.G. Campaign’

Fairbanks FFA Mutt Strutt to Support Union County Humane Society’s Building Campaign.

The Fairbanks FFA will be hosting a 5K Mutt Strutt on Saturday, April 30, from 8 am to 1 pm in Pastime Park (off of North Chillicothe Street) in Plain City. All proceeds from the walk will benefit Union County Humane Society’s H.U.G. (Help Us Grow) Campaign. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and on a leash. Any aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.

Registration for the walk begins between 8-9 am with a welcome at 9:30 am. The walk will begin at 10. At 11:30 am there will be a “Rescue Runway” show of dogs that are available for adoption. At 12 pm a dog costume contest will feature categories including Cutest, Seasonal, and Down on the Farm. The cost to enter the costume contest is $5 and prizes will be awarded to the winners. A trade show of vendors will be open from 8 am to 1 pm.

The donation to walk is $35 per person.

The Fairbanks FFA is also looking for sponsors and vendors. A Puppy Sponsorship is $50 and gets you vendor space. A Best Friend Sponsorship is $75 and gets you vendor space, as well as advertisement on posters. A Best in Show Sponsorship is $100 and with that you will receive vendor space and a listing on t-shirts.

For more information, contact Jody Carney at 937-349-3721, ext. 1326 or by email at jcarney@fairbanks.k12.oh.us

You can also check out this event on Facebook: Fairbanks FFA Mutt Strutt Facebook Page

Union County Humane Society Wants to Expand Their Facilities.

There was a very nice article in The Columbus Dispatch yesterday that outlined the plan by the Union County Humane Society in Marysville to expand their facilities. Currently, the shelter is about 3,000 square feet. If they are able to raise the $400,000 they are asking for in the “Help Us Grow (or H.U.G.)” campaign, the shelter will double in size and increase their dog kennels from 27 to 43. The money will also allow for office space and a bigger surgery area.

The shelter currently spays and neuters all dogs and cats before they are adopted, helping to cut down on the number of unwanted puppies and kittens that are  born in Union County. They also work with Black and Orange Cat Foundation and the public with weekly clinics for stray and feral cats. They place 85-90% of the animals that come through their doors–very good statistics. We are very lucky to have such a super humane society in Union County.

I would encourage anyone who is looking to add a pet to their family to visit the humane society first.

I would also encourage everyone who loves animals to make a donation to the H.U.G. Campaign. If the shelter expands, they will be able to help more animals throughout Union County and Plain City. You can mail a donation to: Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040. You can also donate easily online at the link below.

To read the complete Dispatch article, go HERE.

To read more about the expansion campaign and also donate directly to help Union County raise the money they need to grow larger, visit the Union County Humane Society’s newly updated and really classy web site HERE.