Humane Society holds annual meeting; new board elected,
look to even better 2009
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[January 23, 2009]
The Humane Society of Logan
County had its annual meeting Wednesday night at Chad's Blind in
Lincoln. New officers were elected, and several key points of
accomplishment were brought up during the session.
Among the most notable accomplishments were:
A successful spay
and neuter program in conjunction with the Animal Protective
League in Springfield has resulted in 141 cats and 90 dogs
spayed or neutered in 2008. A partnership with Lincoln Animal
Hospital for spaying and neutering services has also been
implemented, with Dr. Gillen taking the overflow of animals that
go through the Animal Protective League. Statistics show that in
2008, this program prevented 2,115 kittens from being born in an
already overpopulated county and has saved 1,440 puppies from
being born to die prematurely and without a family's love.
adoption program with written policies and procedures has
resulted in 28 adoptions: 14 cats and 14 dogs.
homes in Logan County are licensed with the state of Illinois
and under the direction of the Humane Society of Logan County
chairman of animal affairs.
The society has
instituted the transporting of animals since mid-October 2008
from kill shelters to pre-screened rescuers and adoption
agencies, which has resulted in saving 57 animals.
The society will also begin work to
move into its new office location at 113 Sangamon, thanks to the
generosity of the owner, Susie Fuhrer, to allow the society to
use the space, only paying for utilities. This will help bring a
physical presence to the organization in the community.
It was pointed out that the 108-member organization is all
volunteers. All planning, documentation, organizing and running of
events is by volunteers. In 2008, almost 8,500 hours of volunteer
support were logged by the membership.
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The Humane Society of Logan County is committed to the prevention of
cruelty, abuse and neglect of animals through its adoption program,
cruelty investigations, spay and neuter assistance program, and
humane awareness and education. Anyone interested in joining can
call 217-737-4042 or visit
The following is the 2009 board for
the Humane Society of Logan County:
Larry Pech, president
president-elect public relations committee chair
adoption and foster homes counselor chair, membership committee
animal affairs committee
fundraising committee chair
administrative and finance committee chair
Lyle Johnson, adviser
Dr. Lara Borgenson, adviser
[Text from file received from the
Society of Logan County; LDN staff]