Humane Society’s barking honored
The Humane Society for Hamilton County was among eight animal-rescue groups in the nation to win a national marketing contest by Maddie’s Fund, an Alameda, Calif.-based pet rescue foundation.
The Noblesville-based group was awarded $15,000 for pioneering efforts to place disfigured, blind, deaf, unattractive or shy pets and those with medical and behavioral problems.
More than 190 rescue groups from around the nation submitted entries. One of the efforts for which the society was recognized was its partnership with Columbus, Ohio-based Huntington Bank,
the “Huntington Bank Survivor Program,” launched in 2006.
The program provides funding for emergency medical care, promotes responsible pet care and involves monthly micro-chipping and adoption events at Huntington banking centers.
That program found homes for 49 difficult-to-place shelter animals, microchipped more than 1,000 pets and won Huntington 150 new clients.
The Humane Society for Hamilton County also was recognized for its efforts to place animals with senior citizens and for creative media efforts to get the word out about abandoned animals.