Homeless animals benefit from local citizens generosity

November 27th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

“The homeless and unwanted animals in the county thank you for your generosity,” said Clermont County Humane Society President Molly Geise.  “Over 240 people attended the annual dinner and auction that raised over $20,000 for the Clermont County Humane Society.” 

The Nov. 7 fund-raiser was held at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia Township; the silent and live auctions featured over 300 items including original artwork, deluxe vacation accommodations, and Cincinnati Bengals signed items.

“We are indebted to all the wonderful people who continue to support this auction and the Humane Society, through their donations, attendance, and behind the scenes efforts,” said Geise.  “Unfortunately, adoption fees alone do not generate enough revenue to cover the expenses needed to care for our animals.

Fund-raising events, such as this auction, help us offset that deficit."

"The number of animals received to date is down from last year and that is a good thing," said Clermont Animal Shelter Director Kim Naegel, "However, many people are telling us they have had to relocate as a result of the economy and cannot take their pets with them. Sadly, the number of adoptions has decreased since last year. We have some wonderful animals here that would make fabulous additions to many households."

To contact the Clermont County Animal Shelter, call (513) 732-8854 or visit the Web site www.ClermontCountyAnimalShelter.com.
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