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Humane Society benefit this weekend

December 7, 2012
Betty Dahms - Northern Sun-Print , Traer Star-Clipper

The Tama County Humane Society is planning a benefit on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Eagles Club in downtown Tama with an auction, luncheon and bake sale. Proceeds will go to help renovate the existing animal shelter. Current projects include buying dog runs for the future dog adoption area of the shelter. Luncheon and bake sale begin at 11 a.m. with the auction starting at 1 p.m.

The Tama County Humane Society, located at 1406 E. 5th Street, Tama, Iowa, is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that opened it s doors to homeless and abused animals in 2009. The shelter is run by guardian angels, loving volunteers and board members who give these homeless animals loving care until they can find a forever home. The shelter is funded solely by donations and grants. TCHS is currently providing care for eight dogs and over 20 cats, and approximately 200 animals annually.

The shelter provides veterinary care for the animals in the shelter that come in with injuries or aliments. All animals are vaccinated, spayed or neutered before being adopted out.

The shelter is in need of a number of items for their daily operations and to care for the animals at the facility waiting to be adopted, these include paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, hand sanitizer, canned cat food, dry dog and cat food, kitten chow, scoopable cat litter, collars, leashes, cat toys, postage stamps, envelopes and computer paper. Most important are volunteers from the communities. If you are interested in volunteering your time at the TCHS please contact the shelter at (641) 481-7001.

A Few Dog Tails (Tales)

Carl- A big teddy bear of a rottweiler that was found as a stray in the country. He has a dislocated hip and is awaiting surgery before he can be adopted out. His injury is an old one but the TCHS is hoping they can help walk again pain free.

Chip- A 10-month old male boxer mix that volunteers transported from a shelter in Ohio. The shelter he came from is constantly overcrowded. Chip was on death row before the TCHS took him in. He has a very sweet disposition and is more than ready to find a forever home.

Veronica (aka) Ronnie- A 1-year old mixed breed female that was found running through town with a cable still dragging from her harness. The cable and harness were embedded into the skin on her back and was quite difficult to remove. But with the help of the angels at the shelter she is now a happy and carefree girl awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Let's not forget the felines!

Cat Tails (Tales)

Stuart- A 4-month old black kitten that was brought to the shelter a month ago as a stray with a broken jaw. Volunteers had to feed him a liquid diet through a syringe because he could not eat without assistance. Everyone loved feeding him, well, because he was so eager to eat!! He would gobble down more than he need and asked for more. The he would shake his head and the food in his mouth would get on anyone in range. Stuart is still on his soft diet but no longer has to be fed through the syringe. He will be ready for adoption after a few more weeks of healing.

Tom- A huge gray and white cat that is the shelter's longest resident. He has been at the shelter for about 1 1/2 years. He is a volunteer favorite, and seems to have become the shelter's mascot. He is a laid back cat and gets along with everybody-humans and animals. He does require a special urinary tract diet, so people have been hesitant to adopt him. He is quite loved at the shelter but would rather have a family to call his own.

So as humans let's open up our hearts and our homes and give one or maybe two of these animals a home and family. What a great Christmas that would for humans and these loving gentle animals.

 
 

 

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