Wicomico County Humane Society Gears Up For Fundraiser - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Wicomico County Humane Society Gears Up For Fundraiser

Posted:
SALISBURY, Md.- Spring brings warm weather but it also brings the start of kitten season, according to the Wicomico County Human Society.

The group says April begins mating season for the feral cats that live on Delmarva.  In order to help with the increase in animals at the shelter, they are turning to the public for assistance.

"It's really about awareness, we want people to think of us first when they're ready for their next animal," said Kayla Christiano with the Humane Society.

With the influx of kittens, the group say they need more food and toys.

"We rely heavily on donations, things we're always in need for are wet and dry dog and cat food in the cans," she said. "We also need supplies like the kongs for the dogs and the nylon bones just to keep them occupied in their kennels."

While many of the spring kittens come from feral cats, many of the animals that find their way to the shelter used to have homes.

"Our surrenders are definitely a big part as well, whether it be someone is moving or just the economy and they can't afford it, I would say that's mostly the dogs," Christiano said.

To help offset costs, the Humane Society is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, Cause For Paws on May 17th.

"There's pledge sheets online, you can kind of get a team together and raise money," Christiano said. "You can also just come with your four-legged friends and we'll have vendors, food, a moon bounce and stuff for the kids, so it'll definitely be a good time."

For more information on Cause For Paws and the Wicomico County Humane Society go to http://www.wicomicohumane.org/ .
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Family Wants Answers, Justice in Death of Sussex Co. Taxi Driver

    Family Wants Answers, Justice in Death of Sussex Co. Taxi Driver

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:06:11 GMT
    The family and friends of a Sussex County man is found dead in his own taxi want answers and justice.More
    The family and friends of a Sussex County man is found dead in his own taxi want answers and justice.More
  • Wicomico County School System Changes Technology Policy

    Wicomico County School System Changes Technology Policy

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:02:54 GMT
    As the new school year begins, Wicomico County is making changes to its cell phone policy in hopes of enhancing learning and cutting down on discipline issues.More
    As the new school year begins, Wicomico County is making changes to its cell phone policy in hopes of enhancing learning and cutting down on discipline issues.More
  • Ironclub Maryland Continues Raising Money for Upcoming Triathlon

    Ironclub Maryland Continues Raising Money for Upcoming Triathlon

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:34:08 GMT
    VIENNA, Md.- Dozens gathered at Layton's Chance Winery on Friday night to kick off one of the inaugural events for Ironclub Maryland.The group is raising money to offset the $100,000 dollar licensing fee, and have already raised $70,000 from various donors and organizations.Friday's event included wine pourings by local celebrities, including WBOC's own Tyler Butler as well as a sampling of cheeses. Tickets were 40 dollars and each celebrity had an additional bucket to collect donations. Addi...More
    VIENNA, Md.- Dozens gathered at Layton's Chance Winery on Friday night to kick off one of the inaugural events for Ironclub Maryland.The group is raising money to offset the $100,000 dollar licensing fee, and have already raised $70,000 from various donors and organizations.Friday's event included wine pourings by local celebrities, including WBOC's own Tyler Butler as well as a sampling of cheeses. Tickets were 40 dollars and each celebrity had an additional bucket to collect donations. Addi...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service