Community helping pound

Published 11:31 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The community has responded to requests by the Lawrence County Animal Shelter for donations of funds and supplies.

“They have dropped off 200 to 300 pounds of dog and cat food each,” Melissa Nicely, pound keeper, said. “And we have 500 pounds of cat litter.”

The shelter also now had a good supply of blankets for the cages.

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“One lady came in and donated $200, then she went back to her club and they donated $220,” Nicely said.

Right now, the need is collars for the dogs sent to rescue organizations.

“Every single one that leaves here on transport needs a collar on with an ID tag,” she said.

A few months ago the shelter opened up a special section exclusively for cats.

From donations the shelter has been able to make mortgage payment of $200 a month up to December.

“It really warms my heart that people in the area care about the animals,” Nicely said. “We see so much of the other side, people dropping them off and the neglect. They are willing to come in and donate.”