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BCHS Rescue Statistics

2017 - 199 animals were adopted (110 dogs/puppies and 89 cats/kittens - plus 2 dogs transferred to breed specific rescues)

            2017 - 206 animals accepted into shelter care. 68 pets pulled from Bond County Animal Control. 56 pets pulled from other counties' similar kill facilities. The remaining kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs are the result of owner surrenders, abandoned animals and strays.

2016 - 208 animals were adopted (94 dogs/puppies and 114 cats/kittens)

            2016 - 111 dogs accepted into shelter care. 109 cats accepted into sheltercare. 72% of the puppies/dogs and 26% of the kittens/cats were rescued from kill facilities. The remaining kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs are the result of owner surrenders, abandoned animals and strays.

2015 - 162 animals were adopted (76 dogs/puppies and 86 cats/kittens - plus 1 cat and 1 dog transferred to breed specific rescues)

            2015 - 32 dogs pulled from Bond County Animal Control. 5 cats pulled from another area animal control facility.

2014 - 119 animals were adopted (42 dogs/puppies and 74 cats/kittens - plus 3 dogs transferred to breed specific rescues)

            2014 - 36 dogs pulled from Bond County Animal Control.

2013 - 140 animals were adopted (53 dogs/puppies and 87 cats/kittens)

2012 - 122 animals were adopted (50 dogs/puppies and 72 cats/kittens)

2011 - 107 animals were adopted (46 dogs/puppies and 61 cats/kittens)

2010 - 99 animals were adopted (52 dogs/puppies and 47 cats/kittens)

2009 - 116 animals were adopted (66 dogs/puppies and 50 cats/kittens)

2008 - 121 animals were adopted (49 dogs/puppies and 72 cats/kittens)

2007 - 132 animals were adopted (67 dogs/puppies and 65 cats/kittens)

2006 - 161 animals were adopted (92 dogs/puppies and 69 cats/kittens)

2005 - 116 animals were adopted (71 dogs/puppies and 45 cats/kittens)

2004 - 68 animals were adopted (45 dogs/puppies and 23 cats/kittens)

2003 - 10 animals were adopted (9 dogs/puppies and 1 cat/kitten)

Charlotte Sometimes

Help Stop Animal Abuse

You might think we would be hardened by now because of the neglect and abuse we have seen in the treatment of some animals. Every case, like little kittens in a plastic bag being hurled from the window of a car into a flooded creek, dogs and puppies being beaten, or left on a country road to die of starvation, exposure or dehydration, animals allowed to kill or be killed in vicious fights, still break our hearts and make us mad!

BUT, you can help make a difference.

If you know of an animal being abused or neglected or observe other suspicious activities, please write down license numbers, vehicle descriptions and report the information to the proper authorities. Contact the Bond County Sheriff at 618-664-2151 (if you live outside a city jurisdiction, but in rural Bond County), the Greenville Police at 664-2131 (if you live in the Greenville City limits) or your local police department (if you live in a city other than Greenville). Bond County Animal Control is reached by contacting the Bond County Sheriff. You can also contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Div. in Springfield at (217) 782-6657, and/or the ASPCA at (618) 345-8086.

You can also contact your city council and county board to report your observance of continued animal abuse and/or neglect. Request that the county's governing body pass, clarify, and enforce animal control ordinances.

Promotion of Animal Welfare through
Education and Responsible Pet Ownership

The State of Illinois has passed legislation regarding animal welfare, treatment and care. These codified laws are amended regularly and enforced.
Illinois Animal Welfare Act, approved and effective Aug 13, 1965.
Illinois Humane Care For Animals Act.

The following are ordinances set forth by the City of Greenville:
Dogs must be on a leash when walking off the owner's property. The Animal Control Officer may be reached through the Greenville Police Department (618-664-2131).

It is unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the city or in any area under the jurisdiction of said city, any animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense.

Any place where any animal is kept must be kept clean and wholesome. All exterior property and premises must be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. Violators are subject to a fine not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each offense; if it is the only violation of this chapter during the immediately preceding 12 month period; upon a second offense during the immediately preceding 12 month period, the fine shall be not less than $100 and not more than $250; and for a third offense or more within a 12 month period, the fine shall be not less than $250 nor more than $750.

It is unlawful to harbor or keep any animal which disturbs the peace by loud noises at any time of the day or night. Please report these instances to the animal control officer or to the City of Greenville Police Department at 618-664-2131.

The following is a decision by the Smithboro Village Board at their meeting March 1, 2010:
"Pets running loose is an issue of concern for village residents. Dogs must be on a leash if they leave the owner's yard. Mayor Kennedy said residents with loose dogs might receive a friendly visit from a representative of the village." (from WGEL DAILY 3-5-2010)

Illinois among states seeking ban on gas euthanasia of shelter animals
April 2009. By Andrew Seaman Special to, USA TODAY

Companion Animals: Finding the Perfect Match for Your Pet
An article by by Lauren Von Lehe

Finding Your Pet's Best Friend
An article by Dr Connie Wright

The Annual Cost of Pet Ownership: Can You Afford a Furry Friend?
A helpful financial article as you consider adopting


The Kitty Rx

A rescue cat may just return the favor: When researchers from the University of Minnesota tracked 4,435 people, ages 30 to 75, for up to 20 years, they found that cat owners were 40 percent less likely to die of a heart attack than people who lived in feline-free households. Researchers can't yet say why, but "it's plausible that cats offer stress relief," says Adnan Qureshi, M.D., a neurological researcher at the university. "Cat ownership is no substitute for controlling your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol, but a trip to the animal shelter may add a cost-effective preventive strategy with few side effects," he notes. As for man's best friend, there weren't enough dog owners in the study to determine whether pups also protect your health. No doubt, America's 44.9 million dog owners would attest that they do, as other research has also suggested. [COPYRIGHT 1998 News World Communications, Inc. & COPYRIGHT 2008 Hearst Communications]



Newspaper/Radio/Other Press Articles

Humane Society Shelter Dedication
- Story with Sound Bytes
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News July 24, 2018

Humane Society Open House
- Story with Sound Bytes
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News July 19, 2018

A New Home For Humane Society
- Story, plus 3 Photos with Captions - The Greenville Advocate June 12, 2018 page 1, continued on page 5

BCHS Receives $3k “Lifesaving Grant” from Petco Foundation
Story and Photo on BCHS Facebook June 14, 2018

Petfinder Foundation Awards BCHS $2k “New Year New Home” Grant
Story and Photo on BCHS Facebook May 30, 2018

Humane Society Move Complete
- Story with Sound Bytes
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News May 25, 2018

We Got A Grant For Ellie: $800 “Senior Pet Grant” from Petfinder Foundation Will Go Towards Her Adoption Fee & the Cost of Her Current Medication Treatment Plan for One Year!
Story and Photo on BCHS Facebook March 28, 2018

From Bow to Wow: BCHS shelter pet, Archie, featured in Wahl’s Dirty Dogs Before & After Gallery 2018 Calendar!
Story and Photo on BCHS Facebook March 19, 2018

Many Dogs And Owners Competed At Paws In The Park
- Event Winners, plus 2 Photos with Captions - The Greenville Advocate September 21, 2017 page 10 & September 26, 2017 page 9

Animals Cared For By Volunteers
- Story, plus 4 Photos with Captions - The Greenville Advocate July 20, 2017 page 1, continued on page 7

Humane Society 2016 Report: BCHS Exceeds Goals for 2016
- Story
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News February 3, 2017

Pet Adoptions at Saturday Petco Event Set One-Day Organization Record
- Story plus Audio
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News December 5, 2016

Bond County Humane Society Receives Grant [from Petfinder Foundation]
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate December 1, 2016 page 10

Humane Society Selling Fundraising Memorial Bricks
- Story plus Audio
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News October 2, 2016

Humane Society Hosts Thirteenth Annual “Paws In The Park”
- Story plus Photos with caption
- The Greenville Advocate September 20, 2016 page 1

13th Annual Paws In The Park Began With Pet Parade Awards
- Story with Photos plus Audio
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News September 20, 2016

Humane Society Building: Cat Shelter Construction Update
- Story plus Audio
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News September 5, 2016

Ground Broken For Cat Shelter
- Story plus Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate June 28, 2016 page 1

Bond County Humane Society To Break Ground!
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate June 14, 2016 page 1, continued on page 5

Ace’s Journey Opens The Air For Adoption
- Story plus Photo with captions
- The Greenville Advocate October 27, 2015 page 1, continued on page 3

Humane Society Seeking Funds for [Cat] Shelter
- Story plus Photos with captions Page 1 | Page 9
- The Greenville Advocate October 6, 2015 page 1, continued on page 9

Humane Society Launches Capital Campaign
- Story plus Audio
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News September 25, 2015

Annual Paws In The Park Held Saturday
- Story plus Photos with captions
- The Greenville Advocate September 22, 2015 page 1, continued on page 12

Twelfth Paws In The Park A Success
- Story plus Photos
- WGEL FM 101.7 Daily News September 21, 2015

Humane Society Building Suspended
- Story plus Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate July 2, 2015 page 1. continued on page 5

Belting A Tune For A Cause (Puttin' On The Ritz 2015)
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate April 30, 2015 page 1

Dogs Have Their Day At Paws In The Park: New Contests & Activities Added
- Story plus Photos with captions
- The Greenville Advocate September 25, 2014 page 1, continued on page 12

Puttin’ On The Ritz
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate May 22, 2014 page 1

Puttin' On The Ritz For Fritz May 16
- Photo with caption plus story
- The Greenville Advocate May 1, 2014 page 12

Unit 2 High School Students “Give Back” With Annual Work Day
- 2 Photos with captions plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate May 6, 2014 page 1, continued on page 10

Bond County Humane Society's Future Still In Question: Members Vote To Allow Officers To Make Decision
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate November 28, 2013 page 1, continued on page 4

Future Of County Humane Society Up In The Air
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate November 12, 2013 page 1, continued on page 3

A Day For The Dogs At Humane Society’s Paws In The Park
- Photos with captions
- The Greenville Advocate September 26, 2013 page 1, continued on page 3

Humane Society Contribution [from Showstrings 4-H Club]
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate May 21, 2013 page 5

Ritz For Fritz Entertainers
- 3 Photos with captions
- The Greenville Advocate May 14, 2013 page 12

Humane Society’s “Ritz For Fritz” Program May 10
- 1 Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate April 18, 2013 page 12

Our Readers Speak
- Dear Editor from BCHS Vice President Dennis Hundsdorfer
- The Greenville Advocate February 19, 2013 page 4

Our Readers Speak
- Dear Editor from BCHS Volunteer Liz Miller
- The Greenville Advocate January 22, 2013 page 4

Humane Society Receives Grant For New Van
- 1 Photo with caption plus Story (story is actually 4 news story items in 1 article)
- The Greenvile Advocate December 13, 2012 page 4

Bond Co. Humane Society Holds First Paw’lympics by Audrey Sawyer
- 2 Photos with captions plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate November 6, 2012 page 12

Belleville Author Visits “Paws”
- Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 20, 2012 page 14

Event Dedicated To Plunkett: Paws In The Park Another Success
- 2 Photos with captions plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 20, 2012 page 1, continued on page 14

Performers At “Ritz For Fritz”
- 3 Photos with captions - Photo 1 | Photos 2 & 3
- The Greenville Advocate May 3, 2012 page 14

Humane Society “Ritz For Fritz” Show April 27: Dinner And Entertainment
- Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate April 19, 2012 page 12

Greenville Chamber Membership Growing: New Faces & Places Held
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate February 9, 2012 page 1, continued on page 2

A Day For The Dogs At BCHS Paws In The Park
- Cover Photo with caption plus more photos plus full story on back page
- The Greenville Advocate September 22, 2011 page 14

Paws In The Park Saturday
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 15, 2011 page 1

Humane Society Addition Will House Dogs
- Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 8, 2011 page 1, continued on page 2

Humane Society Needs Building To Keep Dogs
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate August 2, 2011 page 9

County Humane Society Constructs First Building: Being Used For Storage
- Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate June 28, 2011 page 9

Students Shine At Humane Society Benefit
- 5 Photos with captions plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate May 26, 2011 page 13

Humane Society Program May 20
- Photo with caption plus Story
- The Greenville Advocate May 5, 2011 page 13

Opportunities Abound For Pet Lovers At BCHS
- Feature article by Hoss Dossett
- The Papyrus, Greenville College Student Newspaper May 5, 2011 page 2

Pet Oxygen Masks Given To Smithboro, Mulberry Grove Districts
- 2 Photos with Captions and Story
- The Greenville Advocate November 16, 2010 page 8

Early Rain Stops For Activities: Another Festive Apple Day In Greenville
- Cover Story with Continued Story plus Photo
- The Greenville Advocate October 5, 2010 page 1, continued on page 12

Greenville Women’s Club Presenting Awards At Apple Day
- Cover Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 28, 2010 page 1

Results of “Paws” Contests: Owners And Dogs Are Winners
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 16, 2010 page 4

Paws In The Park Big Event For Dogs And Their Owners
- Cover Photo with caption plus more photos plus full story on back page
- The Greenville Advocate September 14, 2010 page 12

Paws In The Park Set For Saturday
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate September 9, 2010 page 1

Humane Society Adjusts Shelter Days: Needing More Volunteers
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate August 24, 2010 page 3

Pocahontas Scouts Help BCHS
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate July 27, 2010 page 3

Hawk Hit By Truck Nursed Back To Health
- Photos with captions plus story
- The Greenville Advocate June 29, 2010 page 12

City Tourism Committee Approves Three Funding Requests
- Story
- The Greenville Advocate June 29, 2010 page 9

Humane Society Benefit
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate May 18, 2010 page 12

Humane Society Event May 14 To Raise Funds For Animal Shelter
- Photo with caption plus story
- The Greenville Advocate April 15, 2010 page 9

CARE Program Stresses Pet Care To Students
- Photo with caption plus story
- The Greenville Advocate March 2, 2010 page 10

Bond County Humane Society provides perfect volunteer opportunities for animal lovers
- Feature article by Rachel Brown plus photo
- The Papyrus, Greenville College Student Newspaper February 18, 2010 page 5

Window Cling Alerts Firemen About Pets
- Graphic with caption plus story
- The Greenville Advocate February 16, 2010 page 9

Animal Rescue Kits Donated: By Humane Society to Greenville District
- Cover Photo with caption plus 1 more photo with story
- The Greenville Advocate February 9, 2010 page 12

Puppy Food Donation
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate October 15, 2009 page 15

Crowd Flocks To Sixth Annual BCHS Paws In The Park
- Cover Photo with caption plus 4 more photos with captions on back page
- The Greenville Advocate September 15, 2009 page 12

ALCO’s Cute Baby Contest
- Photo with caption
- The Greenville Advocate February 12, 2009 page 14

Our Readers Speak
- Dear Editor from BCHS Volunteer Nancy Machmer
- The Greenville Advocate February 10, 2009 page 4

Humane Society Planning New Kennel On Elm Street Property
- Feature article by Shannon Chase. interview with BCHS President Rachel Hundsdorfer, Photos
- The Greenville Advocate January 29, 2009 page 1+

Event Dodges Bad Weather: BCHS Paws In The Park Continues To Get Bigger
- Cover Photo with caption plus Half-page story including 4 more Photos
- The Greenville Advocate September 18, 2008 page 20

 

PAWS IN THE PARK
9-8-2010

It is time for the 7th annual Paws in the Park this Saturday, September 11 at Patriots Park. Rachel Hundsdorfer from Bond County Humane Society highlighted some of the activities. The "wag-and-walk" is from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and whoever collects the most pledges will win a digital camera. Contest registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the contests start at 11:00. There will be a cutest pet photo contest this year. The blessing of the animals will be at 9:00 a.m. and there will also be an agility test, pet photos, and personalized paw prints. A team from Missouri will do a fly-ball demonstration and the St. Louis Metro Police Canine Unit will arrive by helicopter at 10:30. At Paws in the Park, owners will be able to have their pets micro-chipped and view the pets that are available for adoption from Bond County Humane Society. Paws in the Park will be this Saturday at Patriots Park, starting at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
8-27-2010

Bond County Humane Society has fewer volunteers in their office, has experienced some organizational changes, and does not have enough people to cover all the hours needed to maintain the current schedule. They will continue to provide services such as the low-cost spay/neuter program and adoption assistance. The office will be open Monday, Thursday, and Friday, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The animals are still being cared for and the humane society needs volunteers to help in the office, answer phones, and help with animal care. To volunteer contact the Humane Society at 664-4068.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT BANQUET
5-07-2010

A benefit titled "Putting on the Ritz for Fritz" will be Friday, May 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, raising funds for the Bond County Humane Society's new building. Please reserve your seats by May 8. Prices for adults are $15.00 and youth 12 and under $7.00. "Standing Room Only," an acappella group from Greenville High School will provide entertainment. For more information, call the Bond County Humane Society.

PAWS IN THE PARK
9-15-2009

Saturday afternoon a big crowd of people and their dogs attended the annual Bond County Humane Society's Paws in the Park at Greenville's Patriot's Park. The crowd enjoyed many demonstrations including a crew from the St. Louis Police Department showing off their police dogs. Check out pictures of this event.

picture one: events registration and vendor booths

picture two: agility course

HUMANE SOCIETY APPLYING FOR GRANT
WGEL Daily - 9-4-2008

The Bond County Humane Society has had a busy month. Not only are they getting ready for Paws in the Park, they are also in the middle of applying for a grant so they will be able to build a new facility. We talked to Humane Society Volunteer Vicki Cook. She said the Humane Society is preparing a grant application through Rural Development. If they receive the grant, it will be used for startup costs for a new building. They are hoping for a permanent building to assist cats and dogs. About $250,000 will be needed for the new building. The Bond County Humane Society is a 100 percent volunteer agency for assistance with cats and dogs.

CITY PAVES WAY FOR NEW HUMANE SOCIETY FACILITY
WGEL Daily - 8-18-2008

Prior to last Tuesday night's Greenville City Council meeting, the City’s Planning Commission voted to subdivide 8 acres and create a two-acre parcel which will allow for construction of the Bond County Humane Society facility between Enertech and FCI. Later, the Council also approved the proposal. According to Rachel Hundsdorfer, the next step will be to apply for a grant to build the new shelter that will become home to stray dogs and cats.

FOURTH ANNUAL PAWS IN THE PARK
WGEL Daily - 9-3-2007

The Fourth Annual Paws in the Park event, sponsored by the Bond County Humane Society, is set for Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Patriot's Park in Greenville. The day begins with a Wag-N-Walk fundraiser from 8:00 am - 11:00 am, to raise money for homeless and unwanted animals. Event registration begins at 11:00 am for the agility course from 11:00 am - 4:00 PM and the dog show from 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM. Micro-chipping will also be available. There will be a concession stand, doggie items for sale, animals eligible for adoption, and music, provided by Joe's Acoustic Jam. For more information, contact the Bond County Humane Society at 664-4068.

TOURISM COMMITTEE TALKS ABOUT FORMING A LINCOLN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
WGEL Daily - 8-31-2007

The Greenville Tourism Committee met last week and voted to give the requested amount of $620 to Paws in the Park. Committee members then voted to purchase a membership in the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association for the three current hotels, in hopes of getting the publication into rest stops along I-70. The committee is looking at ways of how to use their money to increase overnight stays. Currently most of the funding is going to local festivals that are nice for regional visitors, but none with the exception of the Farm Heritage Days and AGAPE that promote overnight stays. The Tourism Committee also had a lengthy discussion concerning forming committees to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's speach in Greenville in September of 2008, and for the 200th anniversary's of Lincoln's birthday in February of 2009.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
WGEL Daily - 8-3-2007

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Rachel Hundsdorfer, President of the Bond County Humane Society. Rachel will discuss the organization's upcoming events, and how the decrease in animal adoptions lately, with the continuing rise in the dog and cat population, is leading to an urgent need for more volunteers. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

PENNIES FOR PUPPIES AT GES SURPASSES GOAL
WGEL Daily - 5-9-2007

Students at the Greenville Elementary School spent the month of April raising "Pennies for Puppies" for the Bond County Humane Society. They related their Character Education word of the month, "Fairness", to the fundraiser by saying that every dog deserves a fair chance at a home. Dee Pruitt, coordinator of the event said that with each Character Ed word, they try to have the students involved with something related in the community. The goal for the month was $400, however GES students were able to raise over $800 for the Bond County Humane Society. As a result, Principal Scott Pasley and P.E. Teacher Sandy Howard have agreed to kiss a pig at a school assembly Thursday.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE HUGE SUCCESS (2 photos)
WGEL Daily - 5-4-2007

Many people stopped in last Sunday at the open house for the new Adoption Center, Office, and Cat Shelter of the Bond County Humane Society. The shelter is located in the old Bond County Highway Maintenance Department on S. Fourth Street, but the interior of the building has been totally renovated. Up stairs is an office, and a kitten room. A trip to the basement reveals an adult cat area capable of holding 30 cats, complete with plenty of space for play and toys. A washer and dryer is also in the basement.

picture with caption : Adult Cat Area

People that visited Sunday had a chance to meet different shelter animals including Ben, a Alaskan Malamute, Lab mix. Ben came from the Bond County pound, where he had escaped several times. An extremely gentle dog, Ben is not available for adoption, but is receiving training to become a therapy dog. The goal is to have Ben enrich lives of people in nursing homes and hospitals. He represents just one of the stories of animals rescued.

picture with caption : Ben and Livy

The Humane Society continues to be in need of donations and volunteers, especially with the new location. If you can help in any way please call 664-4068.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY GRAND OPENING
WGEL Daily 4-24-2007

The Bond County Humane Society will be having a grand opening, at the end of the month, for their new facility. They have rented the old Highway Department Office on South Fourth Street. According to Rachel Hundsdorfer, over this past month volunteers have been working hard to get the building ready for it's new occupants. The concrete floor in the basement had to be recovered, as that is where the cats will be housed. This is only a temporary home, as the long term goal is to build a shelter on the three acres donated to the Humane Society. BCHS hopes to have the shelter built within two years. For now, residents can visit the new office, Adoption Center and Cat Shelter during the Open House on April 29th from 2-4PM. For more information, call 664-4068.

HUMANE SOCIETY RECYCLING PROGRAM
WGEL Daily 4-17-2007

The Bond County Humane Society recently announced a new program called "Recycle for Rescue". Local residents are encouraged to save their used ink jet, laser and toner cartridges, as well as digital cell phones, PDA's Blackberries and palm pilots in good working order. Ted's recycling has also set up an account for the Humane Society for anyone who wants to donate their aluminum cans. They can be taken directly to the recycling center, or a volunteer will be happy to pick them up. For more information, call 664-2077.

STUDENTS DONATE PENNIES FOR PUPPIES
WGEL Daily 4-16-2007

Character education continues to be an important part of the Unit 2 School District's curriculum. For the month of April, the Character Ed word is "Fairness" and students at the Greenville Elementary School are using that to help homeless animals in our community. They began raising "Pennies for Puppies" for the Bond County Humane Society. Dee Pruitt, coordinator of the fundraiser, said that with each Character Ed word, they try to have the students involved with something related in the community. There is a jar in each classroom and students have been encouraged to fill them with change. Pruitt said that their goal this month is to raise $400, and as of last week, they were half way there. Principal Scott Pasley has promised that if the goal is reached, he will kiss a pig at a school assembly. The top five classes who raised the most money, will get a front row seat at the "Pucker Up Pig" event.

TOURISM MEETING LAST WEEK TOUCHES ON FUNDING
WGEL Daily - 3-28-2007

The Greenville Tourism Commission held their March meeting last Thursday at 7:00pm at the Municipal Building. The proposed budget was discussed. Tourism director Julia Jenner talked about her ideas for the new budget based on increasing overnight stays in Greenville. Funding for $2,000 to new events, $500 for Paws in the Park and $1,500 for the Bond County Fair and Air Extravaganza was presented. The amounts for the fair and the Airport open house were half of last year's Tourism expenditure. The Show Me advertising will be dropped this year but St. Louis Cable TV advertising will be kept. The board wanted to make clear the $25,000 to the American Heritage Museum is a matching grant and the museum can only get funding based on obtaining matching funds. It was also reminded that funding requests must be given a month in advance to receive consideration. The Tourism Board did not have quorum so they could not vote on their proposed budget. The board agreed to hold a special meeting Monday April 2nd when it is hoped they can get the needed members to act.

HUMANE SOCIETY RELEASES REPORT ON 2006 ACTIVITIES
WGEL Daily - 1-29-2007

The Bond County Humane Society is reporting 92 dog and puppy and 69 cat and kitten adoptions in 2006. Additionally, five dogs were successfully reunited with their owners while one dog was given to the Golden Retriever Rescue program. The low cost spay and neuter program coordinated by the Bond County Humane Society resulted in that service being provided to 50 cats and 53 dogs. The society held its first meeting of the New Year earlier this month and focused on fund raising for 2007. A spaghetti dinner is scheduled for February 16 at the Greenville VFW Hall. WGEL will have more details as they date gets closer. Many other fundraisers are being planned including a rummage sale, bake sale, barbecue, and the annual Paws In The Park in September and the Halloween Party in October. The Bond County Humane Society meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm in the Free Methodist Gateway Center. New members are welcome and for details call 664-4068.

HUMANE SOCIETY MAKES APPEARANCE ON TV PROGRAM (plus photo!!!)
WGEL Daily - 9-14-2006

Several members of the Bond County Humane Society made an appearance in late August on KSDK’s “Today In St. Louis.” Twelve volunteers ranging in age from 14 to 87 got up bright and early to be in St. Louis by 6 a.m. when the program goes on the air. The Humane Society members brought along signs promoting their organization and the September 16th “Paws In The Park” event. A four-legged friend also made a guest appearance. Comet, a puppy that the Bond County Humane Society has available for adoption, made a big impression on the show’s co-host, Jennifer Blome. The organization is reporting that since their appearance on “Today In St. Louis” they have received several applications to adopt through their website.

picture of volunteers

TOURISM APPROVES FUNDING
WGEL Daily - 9-4-2006

The Greenville Tourism Committee met Thursday night and distributed funds to promote various festivals and events. For the first time tourism funds will be used to promote Little Pig and Apple Day on the Greenville Square in October as well as the Humane Society's Paws in the Park. Paws asked for and got $400 to promote their event, and Little Pig and Apple Days was okayed for $1,000. Airstravaganza at the Greenville Airport will get $2,500 which is 500 less than last year.  Comets baseball coach Todd Hutchinson asked for and received $1,500 to promote this year's I-70 Baseball Coaches Clinic. The Committee also voted to spend $5,000 on St. Louis Cable TV ads.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR PET RESCUE CAMPAIGN
WGEL Daily - 7-31-2006

The Bond County Humane Society announced that it has been selected as an Ambassador for the Purina Rally to Rescue campaign. The organization will work to raise local awareness and resources for pet rescue and increase its own adoption efforts by hosting events. The Rally to Rescue campaign allows pets and owners to join forces and outfit themselves in matching rallying symbols for the pet rescue cause. Both dogs and cats can make a statement with purple, nylon adjustable collars. Owners can wear purple wristbands that look like the pet collars, but are sized for people. President of the Bond County Humane Society, Rachael Hundsdorfer, said that they are thrilled to have been chosen as one of 300 shelters nationwide to be an Ambassador for the Rally to Rescue campaign. She also noted that this unique fundraising initiative will enable local rescue organizations like them to continue to make a difference and save thousands of homeless pets.

ZONING BOARD OKAYS HUMANE SOCIETY REQUEST
WGEL Daily - 7-13-2006

The Bond County Humane Society is another step closer to having its own animal shelter. Tuesday night, the Bond County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 3-1 in favor of a variance allowing the construction of the facility on three acres along West Ayers Road. Zoning regulations require five acres which led to the Humane Society’s variance request. Zoning Administrator Howard Elmore told WGEL that although the building is being referred to as an animal shelter, under zoning rules it is considered a kennel. The land is zoned agricultural. Elmore said Dennis and Rachel Hundsdorfer and several supporters represented the Bond County Humane Society at the Zoning Board meeting. The board’s recommendation will now go to the Bond County board for final approval.

BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY LOOKING TO BUILD SHELTER
WGEL Daily - 7-3-2006

In an attempt to connect more abandoned animals with loving families, the Humane Society is hoping to build a shelter large enough to accommodate their goal. WGEL spoke with Rachel Hundsdorfer from the Bond County Humane Society about their plans. "Having an animal shelter to serve the animals in Bond County has been a dream of ours since we became an organization in 2003", Hundsdorfer explained. And because of the generous donation of Sam Blankenship of 3 acres of land on West Ayers Rd, this dream is close to becoming a reality. The Humane Society's goal is to have a shelter that would house dogs and cats and provide them with a good environment to keep them adoptable. Hundsdorfer is hoping to start construction within a year on a 3,000-4,000 sq. foot shelter costing between $300,000 and $400,000. The Humane Society is also planning on going to the Bond County Zoning Board to request a variance of the ordinance requiring all land in the county to be in five acre plots since their donation consisted of only three.

LOCAL VET IS 2006 MILKING CHAMPION
WGEL Daily - 6-19-2006

Being a veterinarian might have been an advantage for Saturday's winner of the Celebrity Milking Contest during the 14th annual Dairy Day.  Dr. Jennifer Ostrom of the Greenville Veterinary Clinic squeezed for 8 ounces to claim this year's crown.  Her opponent, Dennis Hundsdorfer from the Bond County Humane Society, finished second overall with 4.1 ounces.  Winners of the individual heats were Mandy Koontz of Cardinal Hill, Gloria Pasdeck of Gloria's Flowers and Gifts, Cheri Schilling of Cheri's Garden Room, Unit 2 Superintendent Melanie Allyn, and Miss Bond County Sarah Frey.

picture of Jennifer and Dennis

BCHS HOPING TO SOMEDAY CONSTRUCT SHELTER
WGEL Daily - 5-5-2006

Like many organizations, the Bond County Humane Society has many dreams for the future but a shortage of funds and manpower. The organization has several fundraisers planned for the year including their 3rd annual rummage sale this Saturday from 8 until 11am at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Perhaps the group's biggest event is Paws In the Park which, according to BCHS member Rachel Hundsdorfer is September 16th. The day includes a variety of activities and contests for dogs and their owners. Micro-chipping of dogs and cats will also be available for only $15 during Paws in the Park. Hundsdorfer talked to WGEL about the society's greatest need, which is more volunteers. She added that county desperately needs an animal shelter, which the humane society could apply for grant funding for construction. Hundsdorfer said they can not seek a grant for the cost of obtaining land. She indicated the project would require two to five acres and must be zoned agricultural. For more information about the Bond County Humane Society call 664-4068.

 

Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Operation Round Up

Southwestern Electric Operation Round Up grants for 2007-2008
Bond County Humane Society, Bond County, $500, low-cost spay-neuter initiative

 

Tony La Russa's STARS TO THE RESCUE
Family Arena (St. Charles, MO) Events Calendar January 20, 2008 6:30pm

From jazz to blues, the stars will definitely shine when the curtains go up at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s (ARF) St. Louis Stars to the Rescue. Please join host Tony La Russa, Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, along with many other members of the 2006 World Series championship team on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri.

Title sponsor AT&T, is joined by Nestle Purina PetCare Company, American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Natoli Engineering, Inc. and many other sensational ARF sponsors. Stars to the Rescue will showcase Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish; three-time Grammy winner, Bruce Hornsby; bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs; jazz phenom, Christian McBride; St. Louis comedian, Kathleen Madigan, and many other talented performers.

Hurry – don’t miss out on this special evening! Tickets priced at $25, $35 and $75 are expected to sell out quickly and will go on sale Monday, December 17, 2007 by calling Metrotix at 314-534-1111.

Proceeds from this event will help local St. Louis charities including Animal House Fund, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Bond County Humane Society, Doggie Doodles, Eureka Large Animal Search and Rescue, Humane Society of Monroe County, Impact for Animals, Open Door Animal Sanctuary, Operation SPOT, St. Charles Humane Society, St. Francois Society and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. ARF’s state-of-the-art facility saves the lives of loving dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters. ARF gives another chance at life to dogs and cats who otherwise would have been killed. ARF provides the care and attention they need, including spay or neuter surgery, until ARF finds them a new home of their own.

ARF's People Connect programs strengthen the human animal bond for the elderly, residents of assisted living centers, teens at juvenile hall, high school students, grade school students and young children through programs that are national models of excellence. ARF programs allow people to experience the unconditional love and acceptance of dogs and cats. People rescuing Animals...Animals rescuing People…®.

 

Illinois General Assembly HOUSE RESOLUTION
-- HR1169
WHEREAS, September 25, 2004 is recognized as Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Bond County, and "Paws in the Park" is the event to be held in recognition of this day; and
WHEREAS, The purpose of this event is to raise funds to ultimately construct or buy a building as a shelter to provide temporary housing for stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals until suitable loving permanent homes can be found; and
WHEREAS, In honor of this day and its purpose, there will be various dog activities including an agility course and dog contests; a low cost microchipping clinic will also be available and staffed by a veterinarian donating his/her services; the event will take place at Patriot's Park in Greenville; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we recognize the date of September 25, 2004 as Responsible Dog Ownership Day in Bond County and support the efforts of the Bond County Humane Society.



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