Humane Society volunteer meeting
The Humane Society of Morgan County announces that it has rolled into the New Year with a full slate of initiatives, programs and events. Each month of 2007 will hold opportunities for community involvement with new ways to support the shelter. All interested in learning more about what is planned and ways to be involved are encouraged to attend the Volunteer Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. at the Creekside Creamery.
Community response to their Holiday Hints prompts the Humane Society to offer these additional hints to help pets make it safely through the winter. Because more dogs are lost during winter than any other time of the year, be sure to take them out on a leash–especially in ice or snow when they can easily lose their scent and sense of direction. Be sure bathed animals are completely dry before letting them outside. Make sure animals have warm, dry places to sleep, off the floor and away from drafts. To protect pet from frostbite, remove ice and snow from paws and coat immediately. Frostbitten skin can turn reddish, white or gray. If you suspect frostbite, take your pet to a warm place right away. Thaw frostbitten areas slowly by applying warm (not hot) moist towels. Contact veterinarian as soon as possible for further evaluation. Never leave a pet in the car during cold weather. A car can act as a refrigerator holding in the cold and cause your pet to die of hypothermia.
For additional information about the Humane Society of Morgan County including a calendar of upcoming events, news and information related to the Humane Society and various ways to help support the shelter, go to the website www.hsmc-wv.org.