Marion County Humane Society launches ‘Raise the Woof’ campaign

FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) – Community members gathered at Fairmont at The Rambling Root to help raise funds for Marion County Humane Societythe new shelter.

For the past six years, the Humane Society has been trying to find a way to build a new facility. The current facility was the same building the shelter had had since the 1970s.

Marion County Humane Society Board Chair Donna Long said the kindness of the community got the ball rolling.

“Thanks to the generosity of some Marion County residents who left us money on their properties. We were able to build a building fund. It really allowed us to have a large down payment,” he said. she stated.

However, the no-kill shelter still needed more money to complete the $2,000,000 project.

They launched their “Raise the Woof” campaign to help defray the costs needed for this new facility.

They had donation jars and a raffle at the event to help raise funds.

Long explained as a no-kill shelter. They do their best to provide any medical services an animal may need when entering their shelter. Indeed, many animals had been abused or stray.

Long added that the new facility would have a safe space for animals that needed that attention.

“We will have isolation and admission rooms for incoming animals, for sick or recovering animals. This will have negative air pressure. So completely separate from all the other animals in the shelter,” she said.

The new shelter would have two adoption rooms for dogs and one for cats.

There would also be five cat rooms with enclosed porches and 30 dog enclosures with outdoor access.

Long said they are just beginning their fundraising for this project.

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