“Operation Save Our Tails”

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 18 Aug 16 - 0 Comments

Since 2005, the Calhoun County Humane Society has been rescuing and finding homes for abandoned/unwanted animals. The City of Port Lavaca has allowed CCHS to operate out of their 3,200 sq. ft. animal control facility since 2005, but the Humane Society needs their own space to keep operating and saving as many innocent animals as possible. In 2015, even with limited space, CCHS was able to save 642 dogs and cats.

In 2014, CCHS purchased 3.71 acres at 106 Haley Lane, just outside the Port Lavaca city limits and preliminary shelter plans have been finalized. The new 5,280 sq. ft. space will allow more space for adoptable animals and save more pets from being euthanized. CCHS’s “Operation Save Our Tails” working towards their $566,389 goal, with the help of donors, now needs only $97,781 to make their dream a reality.

CCHS is extremely proud to have received two generous grants:

HEB, a good friend to our community and so many others, has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico for 110 years. A grant of $10,000 was received along with a sincere hope for CCHS’s success; many thanks HEB!

The Meadows Foundation, established by Algur and Virginia Meadows in 1948 to benefit the people of Texas, is among the most recognized family foundations in the country. Since its inception, The Meadows Foundation has distributed more than $775 million in grants to more than 3,000 Texas Institutions and agencies. CCHS was extremely gratified to receive a grant of $60,000 from this foundation along with the honor of being recognized as a worthy organization in our community deserving of help. Many thanks from CCHS to The Meadows Foundation!

Calhoun County Humane Society board is still seeking volunteers to serve on a subcommittee to assist in fund raising. Please email the board at cchs@tisd.net if you are interested in helping in any way. Grants are also being sought to help cover building costs. Donations can be made payable to CCHS Building Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 1505, Port Lavaca, TX 77979.

Personalized Brick Project: The personalized brick project is part of this fund raiser, with 4” by 8” bricks available for a donation of $150 and 8” by 8” bricks for a donation of $300. These bricks will be a part of the building’s front exterior. You may pick up an order form for these at CCHS or Dr. Bill McClellan’s office on Porter Road. Any donations made toward the building fund must be made to Calhoun County Humane Society and designated “building fund” or “Operation Save Our Tails.”

Donating Services: Since the budget is broken down for specific items, there is also the opportunity for donating something such as landscaping, fencing, paving of the parking lot, etc., either labor or materials or both. If you have any other ideas or questions please contact CCHS at cchs@tisd.net.

September 10 Dinner/Dance: You can contribute to “Operation Save Our Tails” by enjoying an evening of entertainment on Saturday September 10 at the “Nightriders Dance” at Bauer Community Center in Port Lavaca. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., Menu includes Pork steak, German potatoes, green beans and bread. Enjoy dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The cost is only $30.00 per persons, with all profits going to the Calhoun County Humane Society’s building fund.

Tickets are available at The Green Iguana, Port Lavaca Vet Clinic, Russell Cain Real Estate, Port Lavaca Animal Shelter or call 361-553-8916.

The mission of the Calhoun County Humane Society is to find loving homes for dogs and cats rescued from the local animal control facility and encourage responsible pet ownership through public education. Will you help?

To learn more about CCHS, visit their web site: www.calhouncountyhumansociety.org or check out their Facebook page. The shelter is located at 201 Stringham Drive across from the ballpark and rodeo arena at the Port Lavaca Fairgrounds.

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