The Gulf Coast Humane Society is looking to expand. They want to add a dog park to the facility, but they need your help to make it happen.
The dog park would only be used for animals at the shelter. It would give them lots of room to run around without having to be on a leash.
Of course, that's something all dogs at the Gulf Coast Humane Society would benefit from, but it's even more important for the dogs who end up staying at the shelter long-term.
For instance, Tony, who has been there since 2004. His hind legs are paralyzed, but he doesn't let that slow him down.
Tony is a healthy terrier mix. He's been in a cage for eight years, so you can imagine how important it is for the shelter to have a spot for dogs to run and play.
"Right now, all we've got is a pasture with a fence around it," said Harold Bennett of the Gulf Coast Humane Society. "We want to add trees. We want to add shelter, benches... So if people want to help contribute to make that park go, then that would certainly benefit us as well."
Also, you may remember the kittens that Kiii News found in a trash can on the side of the road a while back. They're still at the Humane Society, but they're not up for adoption just yet. It will be another one or two weeks.
If you would like to help with the dog park project, you can call or stop by the shelter to donate. Just make sure you specify that you want your donation to go toward the park.
For more information on the Gulf Coast Humane Society, visit www.gchscc.org.
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