Resolve to help pets in the new year

As we celebrate the coming of a new year, there are several questions that come to mind, including, “How can I provide better support for my friends, family and the betterment of our community?”

Here are some new year’s resolutions that you might want to consider — while bringing comfort and hope to the homeless pets in Brown County.

Resolution 1: Donate supplies

Our Humane Society is a 501(c)(30) charitable organization that survives solely from local fundraising efforts.

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You can provide financial support by sending your tax-deductable contribution to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448. You can also support our abandoned and surrendered pets by donating supplies, such as dog/cat food, cat litter, bleach, paper towels, office supplies, gas cards, etc. Please see our website for details on our wish list:

Resolution 2:

Fix your pets

Help us transform Brown County into a leader in the humane treatment of pets by having your pets spayed/neutered — thereby helping to reduce the number of abandoned pets in our county. Please tell your friends and neighbors about fixing their pets through the Humane Society’s S.P.O.T. program, which can assist with low-cost spaying/neutering. For assistance, please call 812-703-0797.

Resolution 3: Volunteer

Spend a few hours every week helping the Humane Society. You can walk dogs, brush cats, help socialize a pet or provide a helping hand with general maintenance. These are wonderful activities that you can share with your family and friends. You will walk away with a smile on your face, knowing that you provided a wonderful experience for homeless pets while supporting an important community service.

Resolution 4: Become a foster parent

Foster parents help with temporary housing of our pets that need a little extra TLC. Maybe you could open your home and hearts for a few weeks to help get these pets ready for adoption. It’s a proven fact that having pets in your life can greatly improve the quality of your life.

Resolution 5: Adopt a pet

You can go one step further and adopt a pet from our Humane Society. There are so many loving dogs and cats in our shelter waiting for a forever home. Keep in mind, pets are the most loyal and dedicated friend you will

ever have.

From the Brown County Humane Society, we wish you a holiday season filled with peace and joy. Our homeless pets look forward to the loving support you can share with them during the 2015 New Year.

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Cat of the Week

Tigger is learning to be a big, brave boy.  He came to the shelter as a stray, and his time outside has made him a bit nervous about the big world. Fortunately, Tigger already knows that he likes people, and he loves attention.

Dog of the Week

Crimson’s just a pup at 9 months old, but she has the manners of a lady. Super gentle, she greets people with lots of wiggles and licks, but no jumping. She’s easy to walk on a leash and is eager to please. This great girl will make a fabulous family pet.

At a glance

$1 Holiday Spay/Neuter Special – offer ends December 31.  Call SPOT 812-703-0797.