A Letter to the Eaton County Humane Society Community:
The Eaton County Humane Society (ECHS) has become a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic and Wellness Center. ECHS will no longer house animals as a shelter but will address the needs of the animals and residents of Eaton County in other ways. Low-cost spay and neuter services for owned and unowned cats will be available by the end of March. The spay and/or neuter cost for cats will be $40.00.
The ECHS Wellness Center will open on in early March and provide wellness services to both dogs and cats. There will be several rabies vaccination clinics in the coming months to accommodate anyone who needs a rabies vaccination before the dog licensing deadline of June 1, 2018. After that, a monthly full-service schedule will be announced. Dog services that will be offered include rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventative, Bordetella and distemper (DHLPP or DHPP). Cat services include spay/neuter, rabies, distemper vaccine (FVRCP), FeLV/FIV Combo tests. Both cats and dogs can receive flea treatments, deworming and microchipping.
Several training sessions pertaining to animal welfare are being offered at ECHS as well. The first was held in January (and will be repeated in April). It was a Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) class to learn about TNR and how to help the over-population of community cats in Eaton County. The next training will be held on February 24th and will teach the basics of foster care for anyone interested. The third training be will on March 17th and is focused on neo-natal kitten care and bottle-feeding.
Each month a weekend adoption event will be held at ECHS. Companion Cats will offer a variety of cats and kittens for adoption at ECHS and at Soldan’s in Charlotte, MI. Future plans for ECHS include short-term, temporary housing for emergency situations such domestic abuse or long term hospitalization. Also in the planning stage is an enhanced foster care program and a barn program for “working” cats.
The Eaton County Humane Society’s Board of Directors’ goal is to enhance the lives of as many animals as possible in Eaton County and surrounding areas. If you wish to help us attain this goal, please consider a contribution to the Eaton County Humane Society. You may send a check to ECHS, P.O. Box 233, Olivet, MI 49076 or use the Paypal account http://www.paypal.me/EatonCountyHS on our website: www.eatoncountyhumanesociety.org
Thank you in advance for supporting this exciting new adventure in Eaton County.
Dr. Diana Newman
ECHS Board President