Another year is in the books and with it, over 700 animals were served by the Brown County Humane Society. And, it was only possible because of your shared compassion for homeless animals. Here are just a few things you made possible last year.
Thanks to the generosity of our community of supporters, volunteers and advocates, BCHS achieved a save rate of nearly 99% in 2022. This marks our sixth consecutive year with a save rate of 98% or more which far surpasses our national average of approximately 83%. This was possible because:
- 180 dogs and 354 cats were adopted into loving forever homes
- 132 lost dogs and cats were reunited with their families
- Our amazing network of foster homes provided care to 127 animals including ones that were sick, injured or so young they needed additional attention to grow big and strong
Thank you for your help to make our shelter one of the leading shelters in the country!
It wasn’t just shelter pets that received assistance last year. Thanks to the continued efforts of our Serving Pets Outreach Program (SPOT), hundreds of families received assistance for their pets including spay/neuter surgeries, food assistance and bales of straw to keep outside pets warm.
In total, 775 community dogs and cats were spayed/neutered last year preventing thousands of unwanted pets. Over 11,600 pounds of food were also provided to help struggling families keep their pets in their homes. The year also gratefully welcomed back our Rabies Vaccination Clinic in which 344 Brown County dogs and cats received vaccinations to stay healthy.
Despite the challenging economy, each of our three special events generated more revenue than they ever have before. In total, the Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta, Barn Sale and Chocolate Walk generated over $156,000 in revenue, which is about three months of expenses to support the animals in our care. We continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support from our community.
All of these achievements are thanks to you. Whether you dropped off a bag of food, attended one of our events, made a monetary donation, adopted or contributed in some other way, you are what made it possible to save hundreds of lives in 2022.
With you by our side, we cannot wait to see what this year brings!