Clinton Humane Society
Our mission is to support and care for homeless and suffering animals. The shelter believes in advancing humane education, preventing animal cruelty and giving a voice to animals who cannot speak out and ask for help themselves.
Pets are our business. Their welfare is our first concern. Education is our second emphasis.
For we believe, the only way to help the animals is to teach the humans to be more humane.
The Clinton Humane Society, founded in 1941, cares for over 2,000 lost, homeless, neglected, and abused animals every year. We also assist with injured and abandoned wildlife. Annually, we feed 7,000 pounds of dog food and 4,500 pounds of cat food. Laundry requires huge amounts of water, laundry detergent and bleach. Hundreds of dog, cat, and alternative pet food and water bowls are washed every day! Every animal receives warm blankets, toys, and treats on a daily basis. This barely scratches the surface of the work we do on a daily basis.. Whatever the reason these animals ended up in our care, we try our best to make their stay as comfortable as possible. They come to us scared...often terrified... wondering if their people will return. There is nothing so rewarding as to see a scared animal begin to purr or wag their tail. It's what makes our efforts worthwhile.
Clinton, Camanche,Charlotte, Grand Mound, Preston, Sabula & Wheatland in Iowa and Fulton,Morrison, SAvanna, Thomson and Albany in Illinois
Why we deserve the makeover:
In order to run this business, there is also lot of paperwork and record keeping on each and every animal that enters our facility. Because we run on donations, fundraising, and grants, there is little left after taking care of the animals to run the office. We have a small desktop black and white copy machine that we use every day and recently, it smells hot when we make copies. We make copies for court cases involving abused and neglected animals, copies for animals going to Rescue, copies of city licenses and copies of rabies certificates, etc. We also need to take pictures of all animals coming in and of the abused and neglected animals for court cases. We have an older HP officejet 6210 fax machine that struggles to pull the pieces of paper thru to send a fax. Our computers are old and donít have the memory capacity to support some of the shelter-based software we need for smooth operations. It would be so nice to have the equipment we need to do our work in a timely fashion rather than fighting with our old equipment just to complete a simple task.