The Kitimat Humane Society Needs Volunteers

Hillary Johnson

The Kitimat Humane Society and it's workers are devoted to the well being and respect of all animals. The society is a locally funded, non-profit animal welfare organization that helps those who cannot help themselves.
The KCHS takes in abused, neglected, surrendered and sick animals and re-homes them to pre-approved and pre-screened forever homes. Animal Caregiver, Caroline Langegger, explains the adoption process.
"When the people come in and look at an animal, we have them fill out an application form. The adoption fee is 375 dollars. It includes de-worming, de-fleeing, they're spade or neutering, rabies and also a tattoo. They get a tattoo in their ear, and if people do it themselves, just bring us the proof that they have been spade or neutered, and the manager will reimburse you 275 dollars and once we check out all the references and everything goes ok, we then call the people and you can come in get your animal that you want."
Langegger says it's a stressful but worthwhile job that can also be heartbreaking.
"Sometimes they are ok, sometimes they are in really bad shape so those ones, we take really special care for. Sometimes, when they come in, it brings tears to our eyes because there are a lot of really bad hard cases that come in."
She advises potential adopters to take their time, to make sure its the right decision for them.
"Really think about your situation. If you can afford an animal, that's one of the big main issues. If you got the right accommodation, if your place is pet-friendly, it's really a big decision to make. Think about it, long and hard."
There are many furry friends to adopt and provide them with a loving home. If a pet is not an option for you, the Animal Shelter is always looking for donations to help meet their needs or for you to volunteer your time.


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