The Franklin County COVID-19 Task Force is working with the Franklin County Humane Society to provide aid for citizens financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic who have pets. 

“Although there are no reports of pets being dropped off to the Humane Society due to the pandemic, families who have been furloughed from work are struggling to make ends meet,” said Task Force Operations Chief Jessie Olvera. “We want to make sure those families who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus are able to feed their fur family members too,” continued Olvera.

Olvera indicated dry cat food is in short supply at the Humane Society. “Three-pound bags work best to be distributed to our citizens. However, any size or any donations would be greatly appreciated,” stated Olvera.  Dog food donations will also be accepted and shared with Franklin County Small Animal Control.

Donations can be made in several different ways:

• Items can be dropped off at the Humane Society any time of day, any day of the week at 107 High Street, Brookville.

• Items can be purchased at Pet Valu, 200 Biggs Blvd, Harrison, Ohio, and have it earmarked for the Franklin County Humane Society.

Go to Franklin County Indiana Humane Society on Facebook and click the “Donate” button.

Visit their webpage at: https://www.franklincountyhumanesociety.com/ways-to-help.html