Our county needs to assess where it stands on animal health and welfare, not only of our pets, but also for our livestock.
There is a need to address animal health and welfare. This need has gone unnoticed far too long. The strongest defense is a sound offense cushioned with compassion and caring.
On Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the community room at the First Southern National Bank on the town square in Lancaster, there will be a Humane Society of the U.S. organizational meeting for the establishment of a Garrard County Humane Society.
There is not a Humane Society chapter or shelter here, only a county-operated shelter. This meeting is to see if the residents of Garrard County support the establishment of a Humane Society shelter.
One of the goals of the Garrard Humane Society will be to work cooperatively with county and city governments to distinguish expectations and roles between governmental run animal control and that of a non-profit agency.
The major goal would be to improve services such as pet adoption, pet owner education classes, spay and neutering programs, and livestock welfare.
All community members are invited to come and show their support and to learn how they can help out Garrard County's neediest animals by supporting the establishment of the Garrard County Humane Society.
Please spread the word and plan to attend to show your support.
Our critters need your help.
Mark David Hurte