Garrard animal shelter gets gifts from Lancaster clinic

December 22, 2004|BOBBIE CURD

LANCASTER - Employees at Lancaster Veterinary Center decided this year that they have all they need and have chosen not to give each other Christmas gifts. They plan to donate gifts to the Garrard County Animal Shelter.

"We usually do a gift exchange, but we made a mutual decision this year to give to the Garrard shelter since they still need so much," said office manager Susan Hensley.

Dog Warden Tevis Graham was happy to accept the supplies.

Graham came equipped with his pickup truck to haul the goods, which ranged from bleach and cat pans, to food and Frisbees.

The shelter is fairly new to the adoption route, and still needs specific items.

"Right now, what we need the most are stainless steel water bowls," said Graham.

Kim Hurst, president of Jessamine County Humane Society, was also elated to see the many items that filled the entire front counter of the center's office.


"Towels, I'm so happy to see towels. You have no idea how much shelters continuously need them," Hurst said, looking through the supplies.

Hurst said she's not shy when it comes to speaking out about the area shelters and what they need.

"These counties that are starting new shelters really need the community's help to get up and running," Hurst said.

Dr. Darren Taul owns the veterinary center, and discussed the additional needs of the shelter with Graham.

They include a refrigerator and any volunteers who could help put up fencing around the property.

"Or just volunteers of any type," Graham added.

Lancaster Veterinary Center, 1572 Lexington Road, will function as a drop-off location for any donations for the Garrard Animal Shelter.

For more information, call (859) 792-2105.

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