Needy animals get donation at Humane Society of East Texas

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 12:41pm

TYLER - The Humane Society of East Texas here in Tyler has about 130 animals to feed right now.

And today, they got a little help from their friends to keep their mission alive.

"Tippy" is just one of the many animals at the Humane Society of East Texas that got a special treat Wednesday morning.

Brookshires and Pedigree teamed up to donate dog food and more than $8,000.

The Humane Society lost funding this past January when they became a no-kill shelter.

"A check of this size just secures our future and allows us to continue to pay staff to buy vaccinations, to spay and neuter and then to just buy the dog food that we don't get donated," said Gayle Helms, the Humane Society Executive Director.

"It's hard to see all these dogs out here without homes, so coming out here and helping them makes them feel better and lets them know that there are people out there that care about them and stuff," said Machelle Good with Brookshires.

Helms says about 90 animals get adopted from the shelter every month.

In the meantime, dogs like Tippy and Sanford will have plenty of food to eat.

Helms says this is the second year for a donation like this - click here if your thinking of adopting from the Humane Society of East Texas.

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