Humane Society offers mid-year statistics; needs help from public
The Greene County Humane Society has reached the halfway point of the year and is offering statistics to the public.
From Jan. 1 to June 25, the shelter has took in 811 animals. Of that number, 140 were adopted and 413 were humanely euthanized, while the remaining 536 were in-house, fostered, rescued or reclaimed by their owner.
The shelter responded to 171 animal control calls from Jan. 1 to June 25. Three local breeders were investigated and the shelter worked in cooperation with them on manageable numbers and proper housing.
"One investigation resulted in the removal of seven adult canines and 13 puppies," said Greene County Humane Society Shelter Administrator Rene Abram "At that time, the animals were fostered, adopted or in-house. Some adults were returned once proper housing was obtained."
In addition, the shelter has investigated 14 livestock reports including equine, swine and cattle.
"Recently animal control removed two dogs living inside an abandoned mobile home on the east side (of Greene County) with the assistance of the Indiana State Law Enforcement," Abram said. "These calls result in re-homing neglected animals or educating the animal owner on proper care and feeding. Follow up investigations occur afterwards."
The Greene County Humane Society is always looking for volunteers, according to GCHS Board President Lana Robertson. Volunteers can perform a variety of duties including petting animals and walking them.
For more information on volunteering at the shelter, call 847-4780.