Huge Success for the Humane Society of McDonough County
Because of the caring residents in this wonderful community the Brix-Lindahl Challenge was a huge success in raising funds for the Humane Society of McDonough County. Local citizens rose to the challenge presented by our good friends Chris Brix and Tate and Sharon Lindahl. An amazing $10,375.00 in donations was raised between late September and the close of October, 2015. These funds will be used to directly help animals in need in McDonough County.
In fall of 2014, Chris came to the HSMC with a clever idea of proposing a challenge to the community to raise funds for the HSMC. He offered to match up to $1,000.00 in donations made during a given period. This year he generously offered to repeat the challenge and his gift of $1,000.00 in matching funds. This was amazing. And things got even more exciting when fellow animal-lovers Tate and Sharon Lindahl “doubled up” the challenge by generously offering and additional $1,000.00 in matching funds raised by this year’s challenge. The idea, once again, caught fire. Our local media venues immediately gave their fantastic support of this community event. Their amazing support was instrumental in its success. They helped us reach an enormous number of people. And, once again, the generous support of our community members was awe-inspiring. Our citizens’ generosity was tremendous and will directly help animals in need in McDonough County in many positive ways. It is so impressive to see what the caring residents in this area can do to make a difference. We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated in the Brix-Lindahl Challenge. The results are proof that a spark can create a fire that is truly heart-warming.
The Humane Society of McDonough County is a 100% volunteer organization with a vision to provide humane care and treatment for all animals in McDonough County. Through a variety of initiatives the HSMC strives to assist animals without owners, those in need of medical intervention and spay/neuter procedures and provide education and assistance on the humane treatment of animals. Because of the amazing generosity of Chris Brix, Tate and Sharon Lindahl, our area media sources and our wonderful members and friends the HSMC will be able to continue and expand its important work to help area animals in need. We sincerely thank everyone who took part in the Brix-Lindahl Challenge this year.
Toby is a handsome blue-eyed boy. He is around 12-13 years old. This beautiful boy is neutered and declawed on his front paws. He is available at the McDonough County Animal Shelter for a reduced fee. Toby loves attention. He likes children and other cats. When settling Toby into a new home, start with a small space so he can feel safe and gradually open up his environment. Toby still has lots of love and life to give.
Jane is being fostered by the Humane Society. Please contact us if you are interested in giving this beautiful girl her forever home!
Due to medical issues we are spending a lot of time at a hospital and are so sad to do this, but are looking for a loving home for our dog Jane (4 year female boxer pit bull mix). She is house trained, loves walks, snuggling under blankets, and just loves being around people. She had a rough life before we adopted her over a year ago. She does have issues with other dogs sometimes, but she has been around other dogs and our cat. Please help us find a home for this loving dog.
Contact info: Will Wetzel firstname.lastname@example.org
All three of these cats have found their forever homes!!!
The HSMC is pleased to announce that we have sponsorship for these three cats; Oddy, Al, and Annabelle whose time is up at the McDonough County Animal Shelter on February 26th. Thanks to the generosity of an HSMC member, the HSMC can reimburse $30 of the regular adoption fee of $60 (+$12 microchip fee). This offer is only good on Oddy, Al, and Annabelle. If one of these three cats is a cat you would like to adopt, you will have to complete the adoption process at the McDonough County Animal Shelter, including the $60 adoption fee plus $12 microchip fee. Upon adoption of a cat from the shelter you get a coupon for spay/neuter services at the veterinarian clinics in Macomb, Bushnell, or Blandinsville. Once Oddy, Al, or Annabelle has visited one of these vet clinics and completed his or her spay/neuter, contact the HSMC (837-5611) or mail a copy of the adoption contract to HSMC, PO Box 7, Macomb IL 61455 and we will send you the $30 reimbursement. These are three very nice cats who deserve a second chance.
Oddy is and beautiful black domestic short haired boy and not quite one year old. He is a playful friendly guy who likes toys and people.
Al is a white and tabby domestic long hair and around 8 months old. He has beautiful long hair on his chest. He like attention and purrs as soon as someone picks him up.
Annabelle is a torie/calico short haired girl and 3-4 years old. She has beautiful markings you must really see in person. If you like cats that purr, Annabelle is your girl.
Please visit the McDonough County Animal Shelter at 101 E. Tower Road in Macomb, IL. Hours are 11-5 Monday thru Friday and Saturday 10-12. The phone number is 309-837-2989.