LARNED — There are 264 stories to tell, 264 faces and names and 264 lifetimes that might never have been.
The Pawnee County Humane Society will celebrate one year of lifesaving Saturday at its shelter and honor 264 homeless pets which found homes. Sloppy Joes will be servbed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Shelter tours will showcase adoptable dogs and cats.
One dog, Herbie now lives in a big house and goes camping on the weekends. Izzy was rescued from a puppy mill. Today Izzy is a farm dog and loving her life in the country.
Cookie and Chloe came to the shelter together, a family adopted both of these beautiful cats, and they now enjoy watching the world go by from a big bay window. There are 260 other stories to tell.
The shelter, at the corner of 8th Street and K-264, houses homeless, abandoned, and unwanted cats and dogs that have been rescued from Larned, and the surrounding areas. It is open six days a week and provides a setting for potential adopters to meet their new best friend. All animals up for adoption are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and waiting for the right adopter to give them the home they deserve.
“PCHS is extremely proud to reflect on the pets that were once in the shelter, homeless and scared, and are now enjoying the safety of loving homes,” said Linda Morgan, Pawnee County Humane Society president. “We are deeply grateful to Larned, Pawnee County and area residents and businesses for their incredible support during the shelters first year, and we look forward to setting a new lifesaving record in the year to come.
Pictures of animals entered in the 2013 calendar contest will be available for voting, which ends Saturday.
“PCHS would like to thank all of those who have supported our efforts over the past year and hope for your continued support in the future. Thank you to Drs. Burdett and Frick for their assistance,” Morgan said. “We have a very special thanks to the volunteers who have given so generously of their time and talents.”