Highland Humane Society Receives Grants

Hi, this is Corena with Highland County Humane Society, wanting to let the community members know about an exciting grant opportunity for their dogs and cats. Highland County Humane Society was awarded three separate spay and neuter grants for this 2016 year:  Petco Foundation, $6,000; Two Maudes Foundation, $4,500; and the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, $500. What that means to you is that we can offer free spay/neuter for your companion dog or cat, and also TNR, which is Trap/Neuter/Return for feral colonies or barn cats in the area. That includes surrounding neighboring counties to Highland. We offer free transportation to the spay/neuter clinic in Harrisonburg twice a month. We can also work out something with your regular local vet.

This Saturday, we will have a large community yard sale, with many other non-profits, at the Thrive Greenhouse on Rt. 250, right in tow, We also have another yard sale coming up in a few months, and we hope to have a few adoption events here at the Co-op locally. We do hope to have one or two farmers’ market adoption events as well.

We are in need of dry kitten food, preferably Purina Kitten Chow. We have five mother cats and nursing kittens in foster right now, we can always use dry and canned cat and dog food, loose cat litter, bleach, laundry detergent, office supplies, gas cards – cash is always good, and extra fosters and volunteers.

So please contact us – phone number 540-468-3288; on Facebook at Highland Humane; or on our website, www.highlandcountyhumanesociety.org.

Please spay and neuter – thank you!

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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