“I want to clarify some of the recent buzz on the Internet surrounding the Howard County Humane Society. First and foremost it is still open and there are over 120 dogs and roughly 50 cats in search of forever homes. Two weeks ago previous management left. The very same day volunteers from Yellow Rose Animal Rescue stepped in to take over care for the animals. They have been cared for ever since with the help of kind hearted volunteers, the 2 staff members that remained and 2 previous staff members that jumped in when we asked for help. The board is being rebuilt and new management and staff is being organized. Lots of wonderful things are really happening out there and most importantly animals are being adopted.”
The animals are safe, and the Humane Society says they’re not shipping all of the dogs away. The new staff is working hard to find all of the dogs and cats a home, just as a shelter is supposed to do.
This will enable them to take in more dogs, who will have a safe haven until new families can be found.
According to a May 13 article by Newswest9, the entire board of directors at Howard County Humane Society called it quits.
Founder of Yellow Rose, Kristen Partee stated
“It’s been a lot of cleaning and a lot of late nights but it’s on its way to be something that it was intended to be. We’ve been able to do a lot of cleaning and organizing. All of the dogs now have blankets and toys and are interacted with everyday.”
The two staff members who remained and the two previous staff members who jumped in to help would like to thank all who are helping turn things around and run things as they should be run saying
“We appreciate all of the help, support and networking. If you have questions or want to just see for yourself some if the wonderful things going on, I encourage you to stop by or call. We are here to help the animals and to help support our communities animal rescue needs.”
You can help by networking the pets at the Society. If you’re in the area and can physically spend some time helping with the care of the animals, please contact the people at Yellow Rose. Angie Mims-432-214-7793 and Kristin-608-712-0211.