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Linn County Humane Society Board President Dennis Hurlbut assembles the pantry structure. Patrons who cannot afford to feed their pets and are seriously considering giving them up may get donated food so they can keep their pets. The Pantry will be open the first Sunday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
The Coquettes, BHS's award-winning dance team, come out every friday. They bathe and walk the dogs and whatever else needs done. Their coach is Teri Swift.
|Volunteers continue to staff our adoption days, general cleaning, returning phone messages, contact rescue groups, transport dogs, man fund raisers, and foster dogs. This summer, a pet care program presentation for children was organized and given at the Brookfield library. This program is available to all Linn County elementary schools throughout the school year.|
|Fund raising project this year include the annual lunch ( cooked by the Masons ) and silent auction at the
Marceline Masonic Lodge, a booth at the Marceline 4th of July celebration, and collecting used cell phones and computer
printer cartridges. Devoy-Baker Insurance in Brookfield and Murry's Store in Marceline are year round collection points
for cell phones and printer cartridges.
Feel free to call the shelter ( 660-258-3322 ) about questions, suggestions, or volunteer offers.
|It is our goal to find a loving, caring, and safe home for every animal who is brought to the shelter. Many more animals come to our shelter than we are able to adopt out in our local area. To meet our goal, Eleanor Ravens has contacted animal shelters and rescue groups in Kansas City, Des Moines, St. Louis, Warrensburg, and other areas to see if they could place our adoptees. These shelters are not as overwhelmed with new pets and can locate excellent homes for our homeless animals. All we need to do is deliver them to the shelters or rescue groups. If you can help transport dogs and puppies, please call Eleanor. We have applied for a grant that would help us to purchase an all weather trailer designed specially to transport dogs and cats to shelters. Until then, even one trip will enable us to find good home for dogs and cats placed in our care.|
|Family Memberships are $50 and Individual Memberships are $20. Simply drop us a line, enclosing your check, to PO Box 66, Brookfield, MO 64628. Please invite a new family or individual to become a Humane Society Supporter in 2007. It is our goal to increase our members in 2007. Please help us reach our goal.|
Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Trash Bags, Chew Bones, Shampoo, Adult and Puppy Food, Bleach, Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Towels, Paper Products, Copy Paper, Fly Spray, Leashes, Collars
New or Like-New Items for Silent Auction, Donations of Old Cell Phones, Lap-Top Computers, and used printer Cartridges for Recycling ( We receive from $2 to $100 per item depending on the item. They can be dropped off at Murray's in Marceline, DeVoy Baker Insurance in Brookfield, or the Methodist Church in Marceline.) Pies and Cakes for the Fund-Raiser Meals
At the Shelter - Greeters, Maintenance, Dog Walker
Transport Animals to Rescues and Shelters
Locate Rescue Groups or Shelters willing to accept animals
Any other help you are willing to lend
Thank you for your support. Without your financial support, we would not be able to continue caring for the homeless animals in our area.
In recognition of our spay/neuter program, Petco awarded a grant for $745 to the
shelter. Our Spay/Neuter Program grants $15 for spaying and $10 for neutering to owners who spay and neuter
their dog or cat. The funds are issued through local veterinaries who deduct the grant from the final bill of the owner.
The shelter then reimburses the veterinaries.
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|To all the animal lovers:)
To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - (nose height).
Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years --canine or feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:
To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
(That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.