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Finding Forever Homes for Our Furry Friends.

WINTER---- YUCK!!!!!

The HSMC is looking for folks with a plow to help keep our parking lot cleared. We are not asking you to make a special trip out. But if you are driving pass and see it needs a sweep, could you kindly drop the blade and do a once through.

We will gladly pay you in puppy kisses and kittens purrs.


Free Money to the HSMC


KROGER SHOPPERS------Between May 1st to July 31st, you raised $1301.96 for the HSMC.
We were told that it was 80 households who did their shopping. We know we can get more supporters than that to sign up and shop at Krogers.

This is NO money out of your own pocket other than for your purchases at Krogers. How it works, each time you spend money at Krogers, they donate to us. Yep. Krogers gives the HSMC money because you shopped there and had listed the HSMC as your charity. But you have to make sure you are signed up. Read below on how to do this. And remember, you have to do this every year.


You can help support the Humane Society of Madison County each time you shop at Kroger. Just sign up at Kroger Community Rewards https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
The HSMC organization #81167.

A portion of your purchase will be given to the HSMC whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card. You have to enroll or re-enroll every April. So please click the link in blue and sign up today.

The HSMC receives a check every quarter based on folks who support us using their Kroger Plus Card.

There is NO cost to you at all.


Feline Frenzy




Volunteers Needed


If you are bored and have nothing to do, come volunteer at the Humane Society of Madison County. You could come and play with or walk the dogs. Play with cats. Help clean, sweep and mop.

To be honest, we really like it when people come and walk the dogs as it give them extra attention and time out of their kennels.

Can you give an hour or two of your week to make a difference in the life of a homeless animal.

Come out anytime we are open which is 7 days a week.


It's Not Happening'



Humane Society of Madison County

It's Not Happenin'
Cash-4-Kibble Dinner & Auction

Time: N/A
Date: Not Now
Where: No Where
Catered by: No One

Dear HSMC Supporter,

Each spring the HSMC has a dinner & auction which I chair. Lots of work goes into this kind of event. From working with the caterer on the menu and place for the event. Working on getting items for the silent and live auction. Designing and printing out the invites. Plus set up and running the event. It does take lots of time.

This year, I just did not have the time. My mother passed away September 2014. So I have been helping my sister who is the executor of the estate. Then at the end of January, that same sister had some major health issues. I am her person, the one she depends on to help her. Between doctor appointments, physical therapy, I have not had any extra time to devote to this Cash-4-Kibble event.

This is very upsetting to me as this is one of our major events to help bring in the much needed funds to help operate the shelter. Without funds, the HSMC would have to close the doors.

Our budget is about $14,000 a month between payroll, medical and vet care, utilities, insurance for the building, etc. 

The county pays us $5,000 a month. The rest of the funds come from donations and events. 

Please consider donating to the HSMC as if you were attending the spring dinner/auction. The RSVP card inside gives you a list of some of the things you would have spent money on if you came. We need your help.

Sincerely,    Betty Peyton, Director

P.S. Use the "Your Not RSVP" below to send in a donation. You can click on it to print it out. 




Kroger Rewards

You can help support the Humane Society of Madison County each time  you shop at Kroger. Just sign up at Kroger Community Rewards  The HSMC organization #81167. A portion of your purchase will be given to the HSMC whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card.

The HSMC receives a check every quarter based on folks who support us using their Kroger Plus Card.

There is NO cost to you at all.

You have to enroll or re-enroll every April. So please click the link in blue and sign up today.


Sad Day at the HSMC

Betty Peyton, director here. Yes, our shelter was broken into. We had to wait to get permission from the sheriff's office to let folks know. We are grateful that NO animal was hurt during the break in. That was our biggest concern.

Now we have to take funds meant to help the animals to replace damage done. Yes, we have insurance. But our deductible is $2500. I am sure we will beat that amount in all that needed repaired and replaced. But to have to spend $2500 on something that does not directly help with the care of the animals just plain sucks. Sorry. No other word comes to mind. Well, there is other words but not meant for public. 

As for the drugs stolen, they were in a safe. The thieves tossed the safe out onto the front sidewalk. The drugs were in glass bottles. Bet they didn't make it in the toss inside that metal safe. Karma will come to those who harm others. Nobody was physically harmed, but emotionally, the employees and HSMC board feel violated. 

 Anybody who might have any information about any of the break ins regarding animal shelters, please contact the sheriff's office. Please share this story. Somebody some where might have information. Please help us finding these evil people.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/03/01/burglars-targeting-animal-shelters.html

http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2015/03/04/animal-shelters-ohio-seek-help-catching-thieves/

http://madison-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=OS&date=20150302&category=news&lopenr=303029916&Ref=AR

Beds for dogs

The HSMC uses Kuranda Beds in the dog shelter. These are wonderful raised beds to help get the dogs off the floor when they are resting or sleeping. We add a blanket for extra comfort. We are doing a bed drive to help get enough beds for all the dog kennels. We are currently 6 medium beds short and would love to even have extras. Please consider donating a bed today.

Just click this link and it will take you straight to our page for the Kuranda Beds.




County Dog License Due by January 31st



Even $10 will help