East Texas Humane Society in need of community help
POSTED: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 6:10pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:27am
The Humane Society of East Texas has been operating solely on community donations for over two years now.
But at the same time, working in a building that is more than 50 years-old is starting to wear on the non-profits finances. And they're turning to the community for help.
In 2008 the Humane Society made the decision to no longer euthanize animals and to become a selective admissions, no kill animal sanctuary.
But shelter director Gayle Helms says this life-saving decision cut all contracts and ties with Smith County and the City of Tyler. It also cost them almost $200,000.
Much of the donations to the shelter have gone to save hundreds of dogs. But some of the equipment they've been using like outside kennels are starting to deteriorate.
Their goal is to raise $150,000 to turn the run-down outside kennels into this new outdoor kennel complex.