LORI BAILEY, an Owosso City Council member representing the Shiawassee Humane Society, spoke during the 100+ Women Owosso meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. Bailey updated the group about how the Shiawassee Humane Society has used the $22,100 donation it received from the 100+ Women Who Care of Owosso in the fall of 2018.

   “In 2018, the shelter had 204 more adoptions than the previous year, for a total of 688 animals,” shared Bailey. “We were very excited with that number. Our mission is to provide care and solutions for the unmet needs of the local pet population.

   “At the last meeting, I proposed funding for the pavilion,” continued Bailey. “The purposes of the new pavilion would be for families who want to interact with animal they want to adopt. Also, we would like to use the pavilion for doggy agility and exercise. We have volunteers who walk the dogs when they can, but that is not possible on bad weather days. It will also be a space for our youth and support programs to work on new projects.”

   Bailey informed the group that ground has not yet been broken on the pavilion, but bids have been received.

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Shiawassee Humane Society was last modified: February 15th, 2019 by Karen Elford