Franklin County Humane Society raising money for much-needed repairs

Den doors are in need of fixing and most of the kennels need to be replaced.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Humane Society has a growing list of much needed repairs. The shelter is trying to raise $50,000 to make sure dogs and cats in need have a safe place to play and stay. 

"I know there are a lot of pet owners here and animal lovers and we'd just like for them to come together and give us a hand up," said Anita Scott, director of the humane society.

About a month ago, the humane society clinic's plumbing had to be redone. Now, inside the shelter, den doors are in desperate need of fixing. And outside, most of the kennels need to be replaced. 

"The repairs sometimes get pushed to the back burner because we're so busy trying to take care of what is right there - the animal that's been hit by the car or shot or needs major veterinary care," said Scott. 

Scott said the decision to ask the community for help is driven by the fact that the shelter is completely nonprofit. The shelter is basically run on donations and grant money.

"It takes $85,000 a month to run our adoption center and our clinic. We are totally nonprofit. We are taking in 80 percent of our animals in the community," said Scott.

This year alone, the Franklin County Humane Society has taken in nearly 2,000 dogs and cats. With numbers on the rise, staff is counting on the generosity of the community to help the furry friends.

To learn more about the repairs or to donate to the Franklin County Humane Society, click here.