After WRAL aired a piece last week on the astoundingly high kill rate at the Montgomery County pound, the reaction of many people was “how can I help?” I got several emails from people, including Jared Milrad, who wants to help the Montgomery County Humane Society (which does NOT run the county pound) build an adoption center adjacent to the pound. I sent him some contact info for the MCHS, and now he’s launched a Causes.com page to help raise money.*
According to his page, the MCHS needs another $7,000 to build a modern adoption center on county land. Such a center would be a great step toward reducing the killing at the Montgomery County pound, which seems to be a rather depressing place for prospective adopters to visit and doesn’t even have regular adoption hours. A clean, welcoming environment where families can meet the pets (and which one hopes will be open some evenings and weekends when working people can get there) may inspire many local folks to adopt, donate, volunteer and otherwise become active in caring for their community’s homeless pets.
*Contact information for the MCHS in on their Petfinder page, if you have questions or would like to do due diligence.