We need to protect animals in whatever way we can. If you're looking to adopt a cat, dog, rabbit, or any other animal, you're most likely going to go to a pet shelter. In today's episode, we talked with Barry KuKes, Community Outreach Director at Halifax Humane Society.
Halifax Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Florida. They are an open-door animal shelter where people bring animals. They don't turn away any animals and can house up to 350 animals. Each year, they service 30,000 animals in their shelter.
Barry says that education is very important when handling stray animals. Some might find a box of kittens on the street and the first thought is to bring them to a shelter. Although noble, Barry says that this isn't the correct course of action. Maybe the kittens are left alone because the mother is looking for food, says Barry.
Humane education is one of their most important programs. Barry says that the Halifax Humane Society has more than 36 programs, all contributing to educating, finding homes for animals, and saving lives. They're a no-kill pet shelter with a 95.5% live release rate.
Listen to the whole interview to find out how Halifax Humane Society is helping animals find homes. They rely on community support, so they openly welcome volunteers and donations.
Want to know more about Halifax Humane Society? Make sure to visit their website and adopt a loving pet. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.