Our Readers Speak
February 19, 2013

Dear Editor,

The Bond County Humane Society staff regularly fields questions about its affiliation with national groups such as the Humane Society of the United States. Many supporters are under the impression that donations to national organizations will somehow filter down to their local shelter. However, that is not the case.

Despite the title "humane society," supporting the national humane society does NOT benefit your local humane society. Bond County Humane Society is an independent non-profit organization not under the sponsorship of the Humane Society of the United States, which does not operate spay/neuter programs or take in stray, abused or neglected cats and dogs. Dollars sent to the Humane Society of the United States do NOT come to Bond County Humane Society!

Bond County Humane Society is a shelter that takes in many local cats and dogs annually without the use of tax funding, and depends upon volunteers, donations, fundraisers and some private grants to continue its operation. Every rescued animal is evaluated and as long as it is not suffering from severe illness or does not have serious problems such as significant aggression precluding it from making a safe family pet, it is ultimately made available for adoption. Every rescued animal receives a full complement of support including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, parasite treatment and a microchip, all included in the adoption fee. Bond County Humane Society places no time limits on how long an animal can remain at the shelter before being adopted.

Bond County Humane Society wishes to thank all those individuals and businesses who have generously donated their time, talent and support to care for the homeless pets of Bond County.

Dennis P. Hundsdorfer
V.P. Bond County Humane Society
Greenville, IL



The Greenville Advocate Febuary 19, 2013 page 4