Bucks for Pups to Build Canine Village 2!
December 8, 2014
Dear community member,
Our community has needed a second dog shelter building for several years, and now is the time to make it happen! Please contribute to our Bucks for Pups campaign and help the Whitman County Humane Society provide shelter and care to more dogs who need new homes and some love along the way.
The more space we have, the more we’re able to help our community’s homeless canine companions find loving families. As a no-kill shelter, we’re committed to taking the space and time needed to help dogs such as Percy find families that can support animals with special needs. (Please see below for information about Percy, a sweet hound mix who has been with us for about 1.5 years.)
But space is tight at our shelter. With only 7 pods, we often can’t meet demand. We are committed to taking in all stray dogs from the City of Pullman and other contract partners in Whitman County; we also take in dogs surrendered by families that can no longer care for them. To try to meet these needs, we can hold up to 10 dogs total when we have a few who can live with each other during closed, unsupervised hours. But this isn’t enough. And we almost always have a waiting list for owner-surrendered animals who need a new home.
To better serve our community, WCHS needs approximately $400,000 to build “Canine Village 2”. Most of the cost is for the concrete walls required for noise abatement. If each County resident contributed just $10, we could build it! And with the end of the year approaching, it’s a great time to make a larger donation.
WCHS began when volunteers joined together in 2000 to create a no-kill shelter and build a new facility in Pullman. Now it’s time to meet the needs that have grown. Please consider donating; this project will have long-lasting impact on countless dogs’ lives.
President, Whitman County Humane Society
WCHS Membership Committee
PERCY came to us as a stray nearly 1.5 years ago. Because of a health condition, Percy requires his own kennel until we find him a new home. As soon as he sees anyone he does a little dance in place out of excitement that someone may come pet him!
GIZMO, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, was surrendered in January. It can take a while for older dogs to be adopted, and so while we waited we got Gizmo some badly needed dental work. Recently, Gizmo found his new home with someone who wanted a lap dog that she could also take on walks without being pulled! Gizmo was her guy.
KLAUS, a 1-year-old Corgi/Heeler mix came in as a stray and was very frightened of anyone who came near him. We began behavioral work with him, and he now jumps into our arms and gives us kisses. We think he has a great chance to find a home with the right person.
Because we are a no-kill shelter, we take in animals that require more intense behavioral and medical support when we have the space. With more space, we will be able to expand our work with dogs like Klaus to help them find a loving home.