Humane Society animal shelter holds open house
Posted by : June 19, 2014| On :
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
TOOL–The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake held an open house Saturday to acquaint the community with its facilities, volunteers, board members and new shelter executive director Colleen Tapia June 14.
Tapia will focus on reuniting lost pets with their owners, increase pet adoptions and the transporting of animals to rescue groups.
She also wants to increase the number of active volunteers at the shelter by speaking to community groups on the many ways area residents can help.
“I’m eager to meet with the many strong groups in this area,” Tapia said.
Toward those ends a number of monthly get togethers and networking opportunities are set for the lunch hour, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points on Wednesdays, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20.
Volunteer orientations are held from time to time. All are also welcome to attend board meetings, which are held at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday, check the website or call (903) 432-3422 for the location. It changes monthly.
A special benefit event Rollin’ Round Quarter Auction is set for Sunday, July 20 at the Optimist Community Room, 410 John Thomas in Seven Points from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you missed the open house held at the animal shelter Saturday, check out the shelter’s website at www.hsccl.org. Select the Adoptable Pets tab to meet the residents at the shelter, awaiting selection as a companion.
Volunteer Kristi Robeson adds new photos to the Facebook page regularly. When you Like or Share posts, it increases the likelihood of shelter dogs and cats being adopted.
Fostering opportunities also abound. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shelter also keeps an active wish list for useful items at www.tinyurl.com/HSCCLwish. Or use www.adoptashelter.com, prior to making any online purchase; to share the benefits with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake.
The shelter also welcomes the donation of the following items used daily: bleach, (He) laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, antibacterial dish soap, heavy duty 40-gallon, 3-ply trash bags and 13-gallon kitchen bags, canned dog food (lamb or chicken & rice), dry cat food, kitty litter, kitten and puppy milk supplement.
Replacement items include shop and fiber brooms, squeegee heads, commercial mop heads, long-handled scrub brushes, towels, dust pans, especially commercial grade stand-up dust pans; color and black ink cartridges for HP 564.
Other needed items from time to time are cat houses and trees, Kuranda dog beds, stainless steel dog and cat bowls, washer and dryer, utility van for animal transport.
Schools, businesses or groups may sponsor a supply drive; for information contact the shelter at email@example.com.
The organization is qualified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity, so all donations are tax deductible.