HUMANE SHELTER: Looks toward county funding

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 — forcing the shelter to request $25,000 from county funding for 2013.“I don’t know how we’re going to operate without additional funding because I don’t really feel like we can eliminate the intake from the county,” said Pease. “It’s hard to say where we’ll end up without their support.”According to Pease, general costs have risen during the past few years, including medical expenses for the animals and vaccines.“I think we provide a great service — one that is definitely needed,” said Pease. “The 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.”For a more in depth look at this story, see the Nov. 24-25 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.