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COLUMBIA CITY â€” While private donors and fundraising efforts have managed to keep the Human Society of Whitley County running, Lindsey Pease, director of operations, said the financial costs continue to climb â€” forcing the shelter to request $25,000 from county funding for 2013.
â€śI donâ€™t know how weâ€™re going to operate without additional funding because I donâ€™t really feel like we can eliminate the intake from the county,â€ť said Pease. â€śItâ€™s hard to say where weâ€™ll end up without their support.â€ť
According to Pease, general costs have risen during the past few years, including medical expenses for the animals and vaccines.
â€śI think we provide a great service â€” one that is definitely needed,â€ť said Pease. â€śThe frustrating part is we want to do more for the community to keep the cat population down and keep wild dogs off the streets, but our hands are kind of tied because we are only limited to the resources we have.â€ť
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