In 2017 the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana had its most successful year to date. Some of what led to our success was the more than three hundred animals passing through our shelter doors and our list of supporters growing. Through the help of the community and social media the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana grew in dog numbers and people numbers.
We have found that social media can be a great tool in assisting the community with their pet concerns or problems. Social media has directly helped the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana find homes for more than three hundred animals in the year of 2017. Sites such as Adopt A Pet, Facebook and Petfinder are a great tool for us to use when getting the word out to the community a dog is available for adoption locally. Without social media our adoption number for the year of 2016 would be minimal.
In addition to social media our volunteer base has grown from forty in the year 2016 to sixty in the year 2017. These include regular volunteers at least once a month but not limited to three times a week. Our volunteers put together different fundraisers in the year of 2017.
The 5th annual Dog Wash was held in the Summer of 2017 and brought in helpful donations.
In the fall of 2017 the Humane Society held its 5th annual Black Dog October. This fundraiser is used to bring recognition to the black dogs at shelters and raise funds to help our rescue grow and continue to save more!
We look forward to 2018 and plan to save even more abused and neglected animals from our local open intake kill shelters and raise awareness about the importance of adoption.