Give a pet a reason for wagging tail: Adopt, donate

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BRANSON MO NEWS: In this Times Record News file photo, a puppy puts his paw on the fence of his kennel at the Wichita Falls Humane Society. The “no-kill” shelter spends approximately $150 a month to feed and care for one animal.(Photo: Lauren Roberts)There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing the joy in the face of an adopted dog. That happiness is apparent in a rapidly wagging tail when the dog leaves a shelter with a loving family. That same joy is seen in a cat’s blissful purr when cradled in the arms of its new owner.The mission of the Humane Society of Wichita County is to provide food, shelter and medical care for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats until they can find their forever home. The mission cannot be accomplished without the generosity of donors in the community.It takes approximately $150 per month to feed and care for one animal. With no outside funding, the humane society relies solely on donations to provide compassionate service to hundreds of companion animals each year.The humane society is a “no-kill” shelter. Last year, the shelter had a 96 percent save rate, allowing animals to be adopted, reclaimed or sent to other rescue groups for adoption. Your generosity will help save the lives of deserving animals who just want a safe and comfortable home – and a human to love.To donate or volunteer, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941.Romantic masterpieceWhat better way to spend a romantic evening than with beautiful piano music and the Wichita Fall Symphony Orchestra? Dr. Martin Camacho will be featured at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Memorial Auditorium.For tickets, call 723-6202.Preserving historyWhat is your favorite place in Wichita County? What would you like to preserve for future generations? Here …


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