Humane Society of Moffat County helping out in big ways

Although small, the Humane Society of Moffat County helps out animals in a big way by hosting events, fundraising and coordinating transfers.

The group is set to meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Ann Anderson, the secretary and transfer coordinator for the group, said the public is welcome to attend as the Humane Society always is looking for new members.

Currently six or seven regular members attend meetings, Anderson said.

Items discussed at the meeting are group business and the transfer report, Anderson said, as well as fundraising updates.

Most recently, the group hosted the monthly Second Chance Saturday, a discount adopt-a-thon at Bear Creek Animal Hospital.

Regularly $115 to adopt, shelter animals are $60 to adopt and includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and Feline Leukemia test for cats.

Anderson said the group makes up for the difference in adoption fees with their fundraising, saying they do so to try to get more animals a home.

Although numbers fluctuate, Anderson said there currently are 17 cats and nine dogs needing homes in Moffat County.

She added that last weekend’s Second Chance Saturday was better than usual with higher turnout and interest.

As well as hosting events, the group transfers animals to other shelters when they don’t get adopted here and help pet owners who occasionally need help purchasing food for their animal or paying vet bills.

Anderson said a friend got her involved with the group, but she has jumped right in since.

Spending time as vice president and the past year as the secretary and transfer coordinator, Anderson has five dogs and five cats of her own. All except for one are shelter animals.

“People should get involved because people are going to have pets,” Anderson said. “There will always be animals. They need our help and can’t always take care of themselves.”

For more information call Ann Anderson at 970-620-2014.

Darian Warden can be reached at 970-875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com.

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