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Opinion Letters Humane society now Appalachian Animal Rescue Center

Many people have asked why the Macon County Humane Society changed their name.

There were questions as to why we do so much fund raising since the County gave us funds. That was a reasonable assumption since Macon County is part of the name. The fact is that we get no funding from the county. The Humane Society exists due to donations from our supporters and income from our thrift store.

The other assumption was that we are part of Macon County Animal Control. We are two totally separate organizations. We do not euthanize to make space for more dogs or cats. Animals are with us until adopted.

We hope our new name “Appalachian Animal Rescue Center” or AARC will clear up some of those issues. We are still the Humane Society and we are still at the same location. Even more important, none of our practices have changed.

Donations need to be made out to the Macon County Humane Society as this is still our legal name. We are so happy that so many people have shared positive comments on the name change. Any questions can be directed to our shelter at (828)524-4588.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cathy Howman – Shelter Director





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published: 10/18/2013
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