Is there room at the inn for me?

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"Homeless and abandoned animals can't make it out there, alone in the cold.  They need warmth, nourishment and a second chance.
Weather forecasters predict a much colder than average winter this year. Will there be a snowy Christmas?  Furnaces will kick on more often, and utility bills will skyrocket.  No doubt, you are concerned, and so are we."

The concrete floors in our kennels are always cold in the winter. So FCHS relies on donated throw rugs, blankets and the shelter's heating system to keep the dogs warm at night. The 150-odd homeless cats and kittens, dogs and puppies in the shelter will be warm, though the utility bills will soar.  In this tough economy, we struggle to keep important services in place, recently cutting a few hours of operation to save money.  But how many homeless animals might we fail by being unavailable when they need us to be?

This year, we are not asking for help with special projects or new equipment or any of the other things we do need.  We ask simply that you donate for general operating expenses, so that we can keep our doors open, the animals warm, well-fed and healthy, and so you can have a cozier Christmas yourself knowing you have helped those "frosty paws." Click here to donate.

More importantly, if you are thinking of adopting, come help our pets go "Home Before the Holidays to get that second chance."  The joy of adopting a new best friend aside, the faster animals are adopted, the more room we have at the inn for more homeless animals needing shelter at this time of year.  You can see the animals waiting for homes on our website ADOPTABLE PETS page.

As the song of the season says, "Baby, its cold outside," and we need your help!  If you haven't been able to do so yet, please make a secure online donation now. Donations are tax-deductible.

We thank you for your ongoing support over the years and for all of your efforts on behalf of the animals in the area.  And we wish you the happiest and most prosperous new year in many years!


Karen Tudor, Executive Director
Franklin County Humane Society