Good News with 13

Raleigh County Humane Society reaches fundraising goal, will remain open in 2020

West Virginia

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – After launching a fundraising effort to save it from closing at the end of the year, the Raleigh County Humane Society announced Sunday that they have reached their $80,000 goal.

“HSRC will be able to remain open for 2020, and with a community of supporters we hope to stay that way for many more years,” staff said in a post on the shelter’s Facebook page, “The outpouring of love and support from people close to home and far away has been amazing and the team at HSRC is ready to love and care for each animal that enters their doors!”

About a month ago, leaders of the non-profit announced they needed $80,000 to keep from shutting down, adding that they were struggling to pay utilities and outstanding taxes after an increase in animal medical emergencies left the shelter with a $150,000 veterinarian bill.

The Humane Society of Raleigh County has been open since 1979. It has taken in about 1,300 animals this year.

For local and breaking news, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE WOWK 13 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Washington DC Bureau

More Washington DC Bureau

Don't Miss

Trending Stories