The Paris Animal Shelter was recently granted $16,000 from the city to convert a story room into an intake room. The room will also serve as an overflow room for animals the shelter takes in.
Approximately 4,000 animals passed through Paris Animal Shelter last year and this extra space is much needed according to Chief of Police, Bob Hundley. “We are looking forward to getting the additional space for our intake. We are to capacity most of the time and this small addition will allow for a better assessment of the animals coming into the shelter before going into the general population and give them a better chance of adoption or rescue,” said Hundley.
The Lamar County Humane Association is the supportive arm of the shelter in helping get animals adopted or with foster homes in the area. You can also help save a dog or cat’s life by becoming involved in the LCHA.
- You can become a member of the LCHA. The annual fee is minimal. You can become an individual member, a family member, corporate or lifetime member. The membership dollars stay directly in Lamar County to help with fostering animals, food, blankets and office supplies.
- You can volunteer. Most Saturdays the LCHA has an adoption event in which they need volunteers. These adoption events are a tedious process. The dogs have to be walked prior to the event, fed and watered, pictures have to be taken, kennels must be cleaned, transportation and working the event itself. You must be a member to volunteer.
- The LCHA tries to foster as many animals as they can with Foster Homes rather than the inevitable. They are always in need of Foster Homes. Fosters are important in turning a dog around and into a family member.
- And donations of course. The LCHA is a 501c3 corp., so all donations are tax deductible.