Animal Cruelty blog
Even though Iowa is small, we still have places that can help with animal cruelty, animal rescue, etc. The Humane Society of North Iowa is one of the places in Iowa that can help. The Humane Society of North Iowa was founded over 50 years ago. Their primary mission was/is to provide temporary food, medical care, shelter, and comfort to neglected and displaces animals. They also strive to educate the public about the humane care of animals and have a goal to reduce overpopulation. Sybil Soukup is the Executive Director of The Humane Society of North Iowa and this is a great place to turn to if you are ever in need of assistance with an animal or want to help make a difference in animal cruelty.
Another great thing about the Humane Society of North Iowa is that anyone can help out to reduce animal cruelty. Fortunately, there are many ways people can help out. Donations are always greatly appreciated, but if one can’t donate money, time is also appreciated all the same. Most people may choose to foster animals, walk dogs from shelters, but the best way to help is to adopt an animal yourself. Sadly, just adopting a dog or cat won’t completely end animal cruelty because it goes far beyond just pets, but at least it will help in some way.
The Humane Society of North Iowa works closely with the pet adoption center in Mason City, IA. They have a 6600 square foot facility dedicated to the animals that are in need of rescuing. The facility is home to about 100 neglected/displaced stray animals. One of the ways they spread the news about stray animals in need of homes is through TV and radio! Every Wednesday on KISS Country and KIMT they talk/show a pet that is in need of a home. They also talk about what people can do to get involved with The Humane Society of North Iowa.
I think that it is great that Iowa actually has places that someone can help out. When I hear these animal cruelty cases and how many different forms of it there is, it seems like there is no hope for these animals. However, when you dig deeper, there is actually a great deal of people working to help these amazing animals. I think anyone who donates anything, if it is money, time, anything deserves to be acknowledged for it. No donation is too small and anything someone is willing to give will help immensely. Unfortunately, animals can’t talk, so we have to be their voice if we ever want anything to change.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 - Blog Post 9