Montgomery Humane Society Funds Run Dry; County Asked for Help
Humane Society employees say they are in desperate need of money. They say the agency is $50,000 short, and if they can't find it, they won't be able to operate.
Montgomery Humane Society employees say right now, they only have $2,000 left in their bank account. They say that's not enough to pay their employees and take care of the animals.
Every room at the Montgomery Humane Society is occupied, but with funds running dry that may no longer be the case.
Tears says in 2009, the County Commission slashed funding by 12.5 percent.
Ingram says the County Commission will vote next week on whether they will give the Humane Society up to $50,000 to get through the year.
City leaders say they too will be giving the agency some money.
Tears says the lack of funding will not affect the dog park. It is still set to open in the near future.
In the meantime, the best way you can help out is by adopting an animal, or donating to the Humane Society.
To donate: http://www.montgomeryhumane.com/donate-now/
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