Highland County Humane Society Receives Grant & Seeks Volunteers


The Highland County Humane Society has received another grant to help Highland County residents care for their pets.

Corena Huffman is the President of the Highland County Humane Society.

“We were very grateful to receive some Little Swiss funding again from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Foundation,” says Huffman.  “This grant is specific for Highland County residents and their pets.  There are a variety of services that are covered under the grant, which are free of charge to Highland County residents.  Things such as free spay/neuter.  We are able to help with some vet assistance and vet expenses.  We offer free food and supplies, which generally includes delivery.  The only requirements we have for this grant are that the animals have to be spayed and neutered and if they’re not, they are covered under the grant as well, so we can get that done.   We do participate with several local veterinary clinics and also some spay/neuter clinics in the valley.”

In addition to providing financial support for pet care, the Humane Society also provides hands on care and more help is needed.

“As you know, Highland County Humane Society is a volunteer run and foster based animal rescue,” says Huffman. “We are always looking for volunteers and foster homes to help with the animals that come into our program.  You do not need to live in Highland County for these volunteer opportunities.  We are happy to have volunteers all over.  If you do foster animals for us, we cover all the veterinary expenses and supplies and are here to support your foster animal.”

For more information, you can call 540-468-1575 or email info@highlandcountyhumanesociety.org

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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