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Finding Forever Homes for Our Furry Friends.


Donations needed

HELP----- The HSMC depends on donations to operate and care for the homeless animals. The adoption fee when adopting an animal does not cover all the medical that is provided. We also have bills like Electric, Phone, Insurance, Trash pick, Gas to transport animals to prison or vets, payroll, and so much more. 
If each of you could donate $5.00 or $10.00 a month, this would help us more than you know.
You can set up a monthly payment using paypal or use the donation button at www.hsmcohio.com . Please consider helping the HSMC in helping the animals.


ADULT CATS----- We have had a person sponsor some of our adult cats so we could discount their adoption fee. The next 6 adult felines adopted will have an adoption fee of $15.00. 

If you adopt one of our adult cats who came to us in 2015, their adoption fee will be $7.00. 

Hurry in and adopt an adult feline today. You can view all our felines at this link.  

Kroger Shoppers--FREE MONEY

KROGER SHOPPERS------For this quarter, you raised $1747.85for the HSMC.

We were told that it was 155 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. April is the enrollment month to resign up. But you can sign now up if you are not already.

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.

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.

Volunteers needed for following events.

Saturday July 30th 
--- Mars PetCare Adoption on the Lawn at 5115 Fisher Road, Columbus-- 11:00 to 5:30
*****10:30 load at shelter, 11:20 at event to unload and set up
***** Noon to 5:00-- dog sitters and tear down

Saturday August 20th 9:00 to 6:00
--- WagFest at the Prairie Oak Parks just north of the shelter
*****9:00 to 12 (set up and help with dogs), 12 to 3 (help with dogs) and 3-6 (help with dogs and tear down) or all day. 

Saturday September 3rd
-- Ox Roast Parade, line up at 11am. Need dog walkers to follow the van.

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.




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

Leaving a Legacy for the Humane Society

Madison Press by Andrea Chaffin achaffin@civitasmedia.com

The Humane Society of Madison County may soon have its forever home.

Thanks to the gifts of two area couples, the shelter has the opportunity to purchase the facility in which it’s currently operating — if officials can raise the remaining $20,000 needed to close the deal.

The possibility presented itself recently when Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) Director Betty Peyton learned the organization has been named in an estate will.

Upon their passing, the late Molly and William “Bill” Glover, Madison County residents, left behind a legacy for the humane society to the tune of $120,000.

News of the gift — which came via a letter — shocked Peyton.

“I recognized their names and knew they were animal lovers,” Peyton recently recalled. “But, they were quiet about things. I was completely and utterly dumbfounded.”

Much like the Glovers, Peyton and her husband, George, have also been supporters of the humane society. In 2000, when the couple’s dog passed away, Betty became a shelter volunteer. It was something George suggested to help her cope with the grieving process.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a vet. But, I found out I am dyslexic during my senior year,” Betty recalled. “So, I decided I won’t be a vet. But, I fell into this and I love it.”

Her involvement continued to grow within the organization, leading up to her becoming shelter director in 2010. She serves as a volunteer director.

Previously, the humane society operated in a cramped space comprised of a cinder block building and adjacent trailers on state Route 38 outside London, receiving about $30,000 annually from county commissioners, Peyton said.

Everything changed when the Peytons, who operated White Tiger Graphics in London and are now “semi-retired”, found a property for sale on state Route 142 outside West Jefferson. Previously a church, the “perfectly sized” building was in a perfect location, Betty said.

The Peytons purchased the building and renovated the property, investing about $300,000 of their own money. According to the agreement, HSMC would lease the building from the Peytons for $1 a year. After 10 years, HSMC could purchase the property for a fair market price.

Those plans changed when the Peytons learned of the Glovers’ gift. They made an offer to the HSMC Board of Trustees: The Peytons have $140,000 remaining on the loan of the building. If HSMC uses the Glovers’ gift of $120,000 to mostly pay off what the Peytons owe, the Peytons will write off the remaining value as a donation.

To complete the transaction, HSMC must raise the $20,000 difference, and the Peytons will release the property to HSMC, taking a personal financial hit of $160,000 on the building.

“We’re OK with that,” Betty said, when asked about she and her husband’s investment. “We don’t have any children; our children are our dogs.”

Math calculations complete, it also means the HSMC will be able to purchase its building for $20,000.

To raise the money, HSMC has launched its “Shelter Their Future Campaign,” a capitol and endowment campaign slated to run through Labor Day.

To make this goal, HSMC is asking its supporters donate $20 each. Any additional funds will go towards establishing an endowment fund.

“It will help ensure the financial future of the organization beyond the lifetimes of us all,” Betty said. “It’s all about leaving a legacy.”

To donate, go online at www.hsmcohio.com, mail a check or money order to HSMC, P.O. Box 777, London OH 43140, or stop by the HSMC at 2020 Plain City-Georgesville Road, West Jefferson, OH 43162.  Shelter hours are seven days a week this summer, except for July 4 and Labor Day.

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