Humane Society’s “Airtime for Animals” a big success

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The HSAC wrapped up its three-day fundraiser with C103 on Friday night. Pictured are, left to right: Board Trustee Stephen Caraway, Finance Coordinator Jason Francis, Board Trustee Vonda Jones, Board Trustee Karen Franklin, Board Trustee Jessica Huxmann, Board Trustee Brian Mason, C103 Host Nick Simonson, Shelter Director Samara Ackers, and Terri Branscome, Board Trustee.

The Humane Society of Adams County (HSAC) teamed up with C103 Radio and dozens of local businesses to host the third annual “Airtime for Animals” Radio Auction and Donation Drive. The three-day event raised money for the society, the county’s only non-profit animal shelter.

During the three-day event, gave C103 listeners to the opportunity to bid on items that included VIP Passes to African Safari Wildlife Park, Tickets to Kings Island, Cincinnati Red’s Tickets, Dollywood Tickets, locally raised meat and vegetables and many other items. In combination of over 100 items sold and over 500 bids taken, spay and neuter pledges, and cash donations the event raised over $8,000.

“What an amazing event,” said Todd Mitchell, Humane Society of Adams County’s Board President and volunteer with the society. “My fellow board members and our volunteers enjoyed the auction and a special thanks to our friends at C103. Without them and our many supportive businesses and individuals, it wouldn’t have been possible.”

The HSAC Animal Shelter is operated as a private, non-profit animal shelter, which serves the residents of Adams County. The shelter can house 46 animals at one time, yet the average monthly requests for intake is much higher. HSAC uses many resources to try and find homes for every adoptable animal either by adoption, foster home or rescue group. The Humane Society of Adams County is an Adoption Guarantee organization. This means that HSAC will not euthanize an animal to make space in the shelter for new animals. HSAC respects quality of life for all animals and, in some cases, humanely euthanizing an animal is the final act of kindness that can be shown to dangerous animals or animals sick with an illness not treatable using available resources. However, humanely euthanizing any animal is viewed only as a last resort.

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