#UnleashGenerosity this Giving Tuesday with Metro East Humane Society!
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Since 1986, Metro East Humane Society has worked to enrich the lives of people, cats, dogs in Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Bond, and Macoupin counties. To do this, we operate a no-kill shelter; provide humane medical treatment, vaccinations, and spay/neuter services; educate adults and youth on the humane treatment of animals; build partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, public institutions, private corporations, and elected officials; and respect the public trust through the proper management of our resources.
In early 2020, MEHS acquired both the Riverbend Pet Food Pantry and Highland Animal Shelter, immediately followed by having to close our doors to the public due to COVID-19. We have continued to provide resources for as many pets as we safely can; in 2021 more than 36,000 lbs. of pet food were provided to 101 families free of charge through our Riverbend Pet Food Pantry, 1,760 pets received low-cost veterinary services through our public spay/neuter surgeries and vaccine & microchip clinics, and 577 community cats were helped through our trap-neuter-return and working cat program.
At MEHS, we’ve integrated Giving Tuesday into our larger Yappy Pawlidays campaign. Each year, MEHS hopes to raise $3,500 on Giving Tuesday to enable MEHS to help more animals in the Metro East.
This fundraiser supports
Metro East Humane Society