Wood County Humane Society taking part in project

Wood County tapped to participate in mentor initiative

The Wood County Humane Society has been selected as one of the first shelters in the nation to participate in a newly-launched, innovative initiative by the Humane Society of the United States.

Called The Shelter Ally Project, the new initiative pairs one of nation's emergency placement partners with a shelter in need located somewhere in the continental United States.

The location will provide a much-needed mentor to the host shelter.

This initiative is designed to assist shelters in streamlining operational practices and locating necessary resources in order to reduce the number of animals annually euthanized in shelters.

Approximately 4000 animals are euthanized each year in U.S.-based shelters.

Wood County will work with the Clarke County Animal Shelter located in Grove Hill, Alabama.

Two representatives from Wood County will travel to the Alabama-based shelter later this month and work for a week with the staff of the shelter.

Both agencies will share both knowledge and resources in order to help the partnering organization improve its practices and better serve its community.

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