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Lawrence shelter will host open house Nov. 10

11/02/2007 - LOUISA — In recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Nov. 4-10, members of the Lawrence County Humane Society are inviting citizens of Lawrence County to take a closer look at the valuable role their animal shelter plays in enhancing the quality of life in their community.

"The Lawrence County Animal Shelter is proud to serve Lawrence County by providing our many services and programs," shelter supervisor Leonika Allen said. "But we can't do it without the support of our community's residents."

Animal shelters offer many services to assist animals and people alike: controlling dogs running at large, rescuing injured animals, returning lost pets to their owners, and adopting animals into new, loving homes. They also offer the personal guidance of their staffs to assist the public with animal-related issues and concerns, from dealing with wildlife to helping with pet-behavior questions.

How can you help the Lawrence County Animal Shelter and other local animal shelters? There are many ways:

Offer a donation of needed supplies

Spread the word about the importance of responsible pet ownership, including spaying and neutering

Volunteer your time at the shelter or at one of the shelter's special events

Report animal cruelty and neglect

Choose your next pet from among the many animals being cared for at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter. They have plenty of animals just waiting for a loving home like yours.

"We invite everyone to join us on Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. for an open house as part of our Animal Shelter Appreciation Day," Humane Society member Jackie Britton said. "Take this opportunity to stop by the Lawrence County Animal Shelter, visit the animals, and find out what you can do to help animals in need. Your involvement will go a long way toward helping the animals.

"In addition, members of the Lawrence County Humane Society and volunteers will be gathering that day starting at 8 a.m. as a cleanup day and day of work as our way of showing the shelter how much we appreciate what they do for all of us. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the clean-up should contact Beverly Pack at (606) 638-3140."

The shelter is located at 820 Isaac Park Road off U.S. Highway 23 in Louisa.

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