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WC Humane Society Seeks Community Support for Trap-Neuter-Release Efforts

(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) is seeking financial assistance from local community members to help the organization lend support to another area non-profit, the Cocoon Shelter.

Recently, the Cocoon Shelter, a non-profit dedicated to providing safety, healing, and justice for battered women and their children, discovered that its property is home to a large feral cat colony.

Members of the WCHS SNIP Committee initially stepped in to offer its assistance in remedying the problem. Together the two organizations have been trying to get as many of the feral cats trapped, neutered/spayed, and returned (TNR). But WCHS funds for TNR efforts are tight and now the organization is asking for monetary donations from the local community.

Leyna Jennings, WCHS Board member and Chair of the SNIP Committee, says that “it’s a ‘help us help them situation,’ so please donate if you are able.”

Persons interested in helping the WCHS and the Cocoon Shelter in their TNR efforts should contact the shelter at 419-352-7339.

The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a full-service, no-kill shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. In addition, the organization assists Wood County residents with its Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations.

The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. The non-profit organization is funded predominantly through donations from local individuals and businesses, Community Shares of Northwest Ohio (a workplace giving campaign), and fundraisers. The Wood County Commissioners help fund a Humane Agent, but the organization receives no additional funding from national humane organizations

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