Dear Friend of the Franklin County Humane Society,
734 cats and dogs! Can you imagine taking care ofthat many pets in one year? Well, that’s what the Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) did in 2020. In 2021, we’ve already taken in 650 animals, with more arriving every day, so it looks like we’ll surpass last year’s numbers.
Cases that pull at heartstrings
Sadly, many of the animals that we rescue are in desperate need of extensive medical help. Some of our hardest cases include a kitten with a mangled jaw, 6 mange-infested puppies who were abandoned in Tate’s Hell State Forest, an emaciated black lab left in the woods to die, and several dogs rescued from meth houses by the Franklin County Sheriff.
Our caring staff performs miracles
Although damaged and unwanted animals come through our doors every day, our staff and volunteers provide superior and loving care. In fact, we are proud to share that our shelter has a 95% live release rate, which is higher than many urban and suburban shelters across the country. Success, however, comes with a price. That’s because every animal we receive undergoes a thorough medical examination (see more in Karen’s letter below). Each is given appropriate vaccinations and parasite control, spayed or neutered, bathed, and settled into comfortable housing. Some even require more extensive care at the veterinarian’s office.
Your support saves animal lives
Of course, the shelter would be unable to carry out this important work without your continuing support. That’s why this holiday season, I’m asking you to help our mission to save the homeless pets in our county.
Here’s how to help!
Your generosity helps change lives for our homeless pets. Donate $250 or more and get a FREE FCHS t-shirt OR a customized plaque in remembrance of a loved one or beloved pet to hang on our new “Rainbow Bridge Memorial” at the shelter (see more about this below).
FCHS is a nonprofit 501c3, so donations are tax deductible. Donate these ways:
- DROP OFF OR MAIL A CHECK: Bring your donation to Franklin County Humane Society, 244-FL 65, Eastpoint, FL 32328. Or send your donation to Franklin County Humane Society, PO Box 417, Eastpoint, FL 32328
- DONATE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE: Go to forgottenpets.org and use the PayPal link at the bottom of our home page. It’s quick and easy.
- GIVE AT LOCAL DONATION JARS: Look for donation jars located at merchants around Franklin County. Dig into your pockets because every dollar helps a suffering animal.
President of FCHS