JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Cascades Humane Society is a temporary home to many cats and dogs who are waiting for their forever home.
But housing these animals is only possible because of donations and now those donations are needed more than ever.
“We’re anticipating probably a 5 to 6 percent increase in those costs, so because we’re fully funded by our community, we really need those donations to keep those costs down.”
Cascades pays for each dog and cat to be spade and neutered along with the appropriate vaccinations, something their adoption fees don’t cover.
Cascades has few paid staff and they rely on volunteers, like Rebecca Sheehy.
“I clean the kitty cages. I’ve done the doggy kennels. Every Tuesday I work in the surgical suite,” said Rebecca Sheehy, Cascades Humane Society, volunteer.
In addition to regular donations Cascades holds fundraisers and their biggest, Paws in the Park is coming up on June 6.
It will be 5K in Cascades Falls Park and pets are welcome. Cascades is hoping for a great turnout in order to cover the cost of pet care.
“We are really hoping that everyone comes out and to supports CHS every dollar counts and goes right back to helping these abandoned pets of the community.”
For more information on the upcoming Paws in the Park Walk and for other ways you can donate to Cascades Humane Society, visit www.pawsintheparkjackson.com.