BC Animal Shelter making a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals

The Brown County Animal Shelter and the Brown County Humane Society worked together in 2016 improving the lives of hundreds of animals in the county, according to Renee Bates with the humane society.
An Open House/Reunion was held at the shelter on Saturday, June 24. The event was a fundraiser for the shelter and all BCAS alumni were invited. Visitors enjoyed great food, guest speakers, volunteer recognition as well as a ‘Rattiest Toy” contest, a silent auction and a raffle. Everyone was asked to bring bleach or Fabulosa to the fundraiser.
The BCAS released a brochure recently regarding all the progress the humane society made in 2016 that many people do not know.  Following are just a few accomplishments of the society last year:
• 145 animals went to rescue centers
• 519 dogs from the shelter were adopted out
• 166 cats were adopted
• 95 owners redeemed their pets
• Only 10 animals died/euthanized due to medical issues
• 13 kittens were born at the shelter
• 39 volunteers helped out at the shelter
• Nearly 30 events were held throughout the year
• The shelter has 4 employees and 51 members
• Crazy Critter Cabaret fundraiser raised $14,000
• Passion for Compassion Award  went to Madison Brown
• The shelter has 15 foster homes
• Held 13 adoption events
• All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered upon adoption
• 24 feral cats were spayed or neutered and released
• Pet food pantry serves 20 families a month
• Works with Petvalu to find over 100 homes for cats
“It was a busy year last year,” said Bates, “And this year, so far, has been no different. We are all united by our belief in the human society’s mission. Our desire to improve the lives of animals and efforts to support the Brown County Community in achieving responsible and proper care of all animals”.
The Brown County Animal Shelter is located at 100 Veterans Way (next to the Veterans Home) in Georgetown. It can be reached at (937) 387-3457. The Lincoln House (for cats) is located on Lincoln Street in Georgetown and can be reached at (937) 378-2210.