Shelter Needs Director, Money, Walkers

Cel Hope will be retiring soon as director of the animal shelter. She talked about the search for her replacement on a recent Public Pulse show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Cel Hope will be retiring soon as director of the animal shelter. She talked about the search for her replacement on a recent Public Pulse show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

One of the local animal shelters has postponed this month's fund-raiser, while the search for a director is on, but they still need help exercising the animals. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the story.


In her last weeks on the job, Cel Hope is still trying to keep the fund-raising going at the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter. But, she wants the community to know that before she retires after nine years at the animal rescue center, that the Beat the Blues February fundraiser has been moved to March 29 and may undergo a name and food change.

She's also taking this time to remind pet owners to be responsible by having their dogs and cats fixed so unwanted animals don't wind up at the shelter. She says there is funding available.

And though it is cold outside, she says the dogs, just like people, still need their exercise to stay fit. So, she's inviting everyone to take part in their campaign, Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound, because it's beneficial to both.

All you need to do to help, she says, is to take one of the shelter's volunteer training classes to learn how to handle the dogs, then stop in any day of the week to go for a walk. The shelter is located on the northeast edge of Sheridan on East Ridge Road, near the radio station on KROE Lane.

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