Over the years, John’s Walk/Run Shop has created a relationship with the Woodford Humane Society. WHS is one of the charities that receives benefits from the Iron Horse Half Marathon. Friends of the Woodford Humane Society also make up a huge portion of the volunteers for the Iron Horse Half Marathon.
Since 1975, The Woodford Humane Society in Versailles has accepted homeless, unwanted, and surrendered animals. WHS is home to about 1,000 animals over the course of a year. At any given time, the facility houses about 200 animals. Currently, they are home to dogs, cats, and rabbits. The facility has no time limit on the pets in their care. The animals can stay at WHS as long as the facility can keep them happy and healthy, whether that’s a few days or a few years. All of these services depend on private donations, as WHS receives no government funding.
The Woodford Humane Society takes in animals in need, regardless of their temperament, health, age or breed. The staff of WHS get to know the animals before they are up for adoption. The process of screening both the animal and the potential home helps make a good match for both pet and human family. Since 2007, 93% of the animals that come into the shelter have been adopted. The national average is around 35%.
WHS staff and facility do all they can to keep the pets happy while they await adoption. The staff members know the pets by name. The cageless cat rooms allow for play and socialization between cats. Individual play yards for dogs include room for play, a shaded area, and water to drink. You can click here to learn more about the Adoption Center and facilities.
Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, a Home Again microchip, vaccinations and deworming, feline leukemia and FIV screening for cats, heartworm screening for dogs, rabies vaccination, a free veterinary checkup and dog training DVD. WHS also provides counseling and information about obedience training, housebreaking, helping your pet adapt to a new home, and support for other behavioral issues that may arise.
How can you help? The most needed items for donation are non-clumping Feline Pine kitty litter, bleach, detergent, and treats and toys for the pets. You can also click here to make a monetary donation.
Visit the Woodford Humane Society’s webpage for more information about the facility. You can view their adoptable pets here. And watch JRWS facebook, instagram, and twitter feeds for our Dog of the Month and Cat of the Month.