The Humane Society of St. Joseph County calling on the community for help

NOW: The Humane Society of St. Joseph County calling on the community for help

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The Humane Society of St. Joseph County has reached capacity and is now asking for the community’s help.

As the weather gets colder, shelters see an increase in animals being surrendered or brought into the shelter.

Many people who adopted or fostered animals during the pandemic are returning the animals now that things are getting back to normal.

Others simply may not be able to continue affording care for their pets, with inflation increasing the cost for almost everything.

Neighbors also often bring in strays as winter sets in to avoid animals spending the cold months outside.

The Humane Society is asking you to consider adopting or fostering this holiday season if you’re able to. If not, there are other things you can do to help out.

Donations can be dropped off at The Humane Society of St. Joe County’s front desk, and you can also make monetary donations on its website.

If you are able to adopt though, The Humane Society is currently promoting their ‘Home for the Holidays’ campaign.

Outreach coordinator for The Humane Society of St. Joe County, Sarah Stanton, says ‘Home for the Holidays’ involves “waiving adoption fees for animals that are 6 months of age or older when people bring in 5 donations off of either our wish list or the St. Margaret’s House wish list”.

The shelter has fun events and fundraisers planned for this winter season, including a Taylor Swift dance party night with Dainty Maid Food Hall December 3rd, pictures with Father Christmas on December 10th and a ‘Dine and Donate’ campaign with Wings Etc. on December 15th.

You can also help out by dropping off donations of things like dry cat or dog food, kitty litter, leashes or collars, and dog shampoo.

You can see all of the ways you can give back to the Humane Society of St. Joe County here and view their wish lists here!

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