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Bark in the Dark 5K, Family Fun Event set for Saturday at fairgrounds

By Mikayla Salmons • Oct 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM

My name is Mikayla Salmons and I am hosting a fundraiser for the Huron County Humane Society this weekend. 

Most communities do not truly understand what all goes on behind the scenes of an animal shelter. Some shelters are different than others, but the Huron County Humane Society does everything to the best of its ability to provide the best care to the animals they serve. The Huron County Humane Society’s mission is to assist county residents by maintaining a sanitary, secure and compassionate environment that enables medical care for animals in need, while ultimately enriching families through the adoption of healthy, happy and thriving animals.‚Äč

I am lucky enough to have not only one, but two dogs that I have adopted from animal shelters. The humane societies vaccinate and spay/neuter all animals before adoption. If it wasn’t for the community’s continuous support of animal shelters, I wouldn’t have been able to adopt two wonderful, happy and healthy dogs.

Unfortunately, more times than not, the animals taken into the humane society have problems beyond what meets the eye. Within the past few years, the Huron County Humane Society has had to pay for animals to get cherry eye surgeries, amputations, heart worm treatments, flea treatments, parvo treatments and more. Being a no-kill shelter, the humane society does everything in its power to save every animal, every time.

My goal as an advocate for shelter animals and through my platform “Until Every Cage is Empty” is to raise money and awareness for the adoption and needs of shelter animals.

Being a non-profit organization, the Huron County Humane Society relies solely on donations to stay up and running and to care for each animal’s needs. As of right now, I am working to raise $5,000 to help fix fencing at the dog park and the outside kennels at the humane society. I will continue to volunteer my time and hold fundraisers to support the humane society in every way possible.

Along with help from Ken Ganley in Norwalk and the help of many community members and businesses, a Bark in the Dark 5K and Family Fun Event is being held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Huron County Fairgrounds.

There will be games for the children and the pups, food, vendors, pie eating contests, dog nail trimming and ending the night with a 5-K run.

Along with sponsoring Saturday’s event, Ken Ganley in Norwalk is sponsoring an animal adoption event. Purchase a vehicle from Ken Ganley in Norwalk and it will sponsor an adoption fee at the Huron County Humane Society upon the approval of the adoption application, background check and home visit.

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