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Marion County Humane Society Holds Annual Open House Event

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The Marion County Humane Society open its doors Sunday for its annual Open House.

People were able to come and get a tour of the facility and see what animals the shelter has to offer.

"We try periodically to have an Open House to get people to come and see our shelter and see our animals," said Don Downs, President of the Humane Society. "It's a lot easier for us to have people come up and see all of our animals than it is to take some of our dogs and cats out to see them."

The Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that has one goal and one goal only.

That goal is to find homes for all of its pets.

"There's so many," Humane Society Director Amanda Gerkin said. "There's so many animals and they die in shelters every day. It's not their fault. It's just not their fault."

The Humane Society cut the adoption fee in half for its Open House event.

Fees for dogs are normally $90 and cats are normally $30.

The shelter only had one Open House adoption, but it said even just one has made the day worth it.

"A lot of these animals have come from such abuse and tragedy, they think its great here," Gerkin said. "We love them like they are our own pets."

The Humane Society staff stresses the importance of adoption and it can find the person the best pet for them.

"They all have personalities," Downs said. "Individual personalities. We can fit an animal to the owner."

The Humane Society is still in need of donations and volunteers.

You can contact the Humane Society at (304) 366-5391.