This week we’re highlighting the Humane Society of York County. Are they in your Givolio? Over 8 million adoptable animals are put to sleep every year in America. In York County alone there are over 6,500 pets euthanized a year. The Humane Society of York County has supported the animals in York, Lancaster and Mecklenburg counties for the past 30 years. In the past 10 years they have rescued over 5,000 pets from being euthanized.
Since moving to their new shelter back in September 2011 the Humane Society of York County has helped hundreds of pets find a home, including 929 last year alone. The Humane Society of York County is a no-kill facility and relies on donations, volunteer work and adoptions to continue their work. They are not supported by other Humane Societies and are only stay afloat with the generous aid of others. The Humane Society of York County’s vision is to make the community of York County a non-kill community and to give abandoned animals a second chance at finding a home.
By finding “fur-ever” homes for local stray, abandoned, or rescued animals the Humane Society of York County can keep stray animal populations down and help families find their new furry friend. Sadly overpopulation is a major issue for the Humane Society of York County, by spaying and neutering animals that come through the shelter they are able to lower the chances of future abandoned animals from entering the shelter.
The shelter is in need of donations, volunteers, and temporary foster homes for pets. Visit HumaneSocietyofYorkCounty.org for information on how you can help out.