This May, The Kroger Company designated $10,000 to be split among three deserving local nonprofits as part of the Grand Re-Opening Event for its recently remodeled and expanded Bowling Green location.
All three of the recognized nonprofits—The Black Swamp Arts Festival, The Cocoon, and The Wood County Humane Society (hereafter The WCHS)—make valuable contributions to this community and we at The WCHS count ourselves lucky and proud to stand beside our peers in those organizations and be recognized for the important work that all of us do in and for this community.
We also count ourselves incredibly fortunate to live in a community with such generous support from community partners like The Kroger Company.
The WCHS is a private, non-profit, managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. Our organization receives no funding from government organizations, The United Way, or national humane organizations, instead relying on the generosity of community partners and individual supporters to fund our programs and to allow us to provide care for hundreds of animals each year until those animals can find their forever homes. In 2016, for instance, our amazing staff managed to place 825 animals thanks to the donations of our individual members and our community partners.
On behalf of all of our staff and the animals at The WCHS, we would like to whole-heartedly and sincerely thank The Kroger Company for its altruism and for its very generous donation to our mission of bringing about the best possible treatment and quality of life for all animals in Wood County.
Dr. Heath A. Diehl, Board President
Erin Moore, The WCHS Shelter Manager
And The WCHS Board of Directors
(Editor’s note: Between 2006 and 2016, the Wood County Commissioners gave the humane society $282,500 to help fund the humane agent position.)