SPECIAL NOTICE: The Henderson County Humane Society in Athens will be closed on November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving. They will reopen Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 to 1:00. They will also be closed on Tuesday, December 3, for required training.
ALSO, THE LITTER BOX RESALE SHOP IS NOW OPEN ONCE A MONTH ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 9 TO 3. IT'S LOCATED AT 303 N. PRAIRIEVILLE IN ATHENS. PLEASE SEE NEWS AND EVENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION!
THE POWER OF $5..…KEEP OUR SHELTER ALIVE
HENDERSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, ATHENS, TX.
August 1, 2013
The Henderson County Humane Society in Athens takes in all animals that come to us! The sad fact is that in May of 2013, we took in over 600 animals, in June…over 600 animals, and July looks to be over 700 animals. We do everything we can do to keep all the adoptable animals and try to find them homes. We believe that we must meet the needs of all the animals that are in our care and give them a happy, healthy home until they are adopted.
Donations to our shelter are very low at this time! Many people think we get government money to care for all our animals, but we get very little. We receive no federal money to operate our privately owned corporation. We do receive funds from the City of Athens and Henderson County that account for about one third of our income. That income is for our shelter to take in animal control animals from the City of Athens and the County. We desperately need donations from the public to continue to be able to take care of all animals that are surrendered to us. We would close our doors before we provided less than quality care for these homeless animals.
We have established a Subscribe button on our website, www.hchstx.com, so that our supporters may set up an automatic monthly donation to our humane society. You may use a Paypal account or a credit card for the monthly donation. The population in Henderson County is over 80,000 people. If half those people contributed $5.00 a month, as well as the surrounding counties that bring animals to us, we would receive enough funds to be able to continue providing a safe haven for homeless animals.
If you are interested in helping us keep our shelter open, please go to our website and set up a monthly automatic donation. There are 5 choices for amounts to donate monthly…$5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00. If you need assistance in setting this up, please call Ellen at 903-570-4546. Instructions are also on our website and included below!
Also, most banks now offer their customers the ability to set automatic monthly donations. You can usually set that up online too. Another option is to give a one time donation by clicking the DONATE button on the bottom left of this page.
Henderson County Humane Society in Athens is one of the few open admission shelters in all of East Texas, which means we take all animals that are surrendered to us. Our surrender fees for animals in Henderson County are low so that the homeless animals will have a place to call home. Please help us keep this shelter available to all the homeless animals in East Texas and give us the opportunity to find them loving, forever homes! Next are the instructions for setting up an automatic monthly donation!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
To set up an automatic monthly donation to the Henderson County Humane Society please click on the Subscribe button below!
The Henderson County Humane Society was chartered as a non-profit animal welfare organization in 1985. The society operated as a fostering/adoption agency until January of 1989. At that time the city of Athens requested that the society take over operation of the city animal shelter. We operated out of the old city shelter built in 1973. The city paid our utilities and gave us a monthly fee in return for our caring for city confiscated and citizen surrendered animals. We still have that agreement with the city of Athens and in addition we take in animals from municipal animal control programs and/or citizens of the county of Henderson.
The Henderson County Humane Society is thrilled to be honored by the Castle Oaks Vineyard and Winery in Athens with it's very own beautiful wine label. The wine is $22.00 a bottle and Castle Oaks is generously donating $5.00 for each bottle sold to our Humane Society. The wine tastes wonderful with a special flavor. The picture on the bottle is titled "Best Friend" and was selected by a judging panel out of pictures submitted by local artists specifically for our bottle of wine. To purchase one or more bottles of wine, you may call Castle Oaks at 903-677-3776 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winery is located at 10367 CR 3909, Athens, TX. 75752. They are open to the public on Saturdays from 1:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. A very cool, fun place to visit!