Humane Society of Oldham County hopes upcoming fundraiser will get them closer to goal

It’s been a difficult year for many nonprofits, but the Humane Society of Oldham County is hoping a weekend fundraiser will help the organization get back on track.


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The organization has rented a building in La Grange for the past 13 years. But, it’s not a long-term option because the owner wants to redevelop the property.

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That’s why director Bobbie Dewey said the organization is raising money to build a new home. But the coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for the Humane Society of Oldham County.

“COVID has made it really apparent to us how bad we need this building. For instance, we don’t house dogs, and when COVID hit, we had to pull all of our dogs out of our program at the Kentucky State Reformatory with no place to put them,” Dewey said.

Dewey said the goal is to finish the building by next spring. She said the organization is depending on donations and its annual Paws in the Park fundraiser as building costs increase and current expenses rise.

This will be the sixth year for Paws in the Park and the fourth at the North Oldham Lions Club Belknap Community Park.

Dewey said there will be almost 30 vendors at the fundraiser, including dog training, adoptable dogs, activities for the entire family and food.

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