The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

June 4, 2014

Society hosting Just One Day event June 7

— The Humane Society of Raleigh County will host a 24-hour event June 7 as a part of Just One Day, a national campaign that asks animal shelters to not euthanize its animals for one day.

The HSRC has already marked a year of no euthanizations, so they wanted to take it a step further and host a full-blown event at the shelter.

Shelter staff, board members and volunteers have set a goal of adopting 24 animals, raising $2,400 in donations and collecting enough sponsorship money for at least 24 animals during the 24-hour event.

Board member Melissa Lyons said there will also be a sponsorship telethon, from 11 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday, manned by volunteers all night in hopes of reaching their goals.

Adoption fees will be $48 during this special event.

The movie “Marmaduke” will be shown at 9 p.m. at the shelter; admission is the donation of dog or cat food, cat litter or a monetary donation.

Movie attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the show. Snacks and drinks will be sold during the screening, and proceeds will benefit the shelter.

“If you would like to see some of the animals available for adoption at the HSRC, you can visit the shelter or you can visit their Facebook page at,” Lyons said.

Donations can be made at the shelter, by calling the shelter at 304-253-8921 or by visiting the shelter website and donating through PayPal at

Lyons added, “Please come out to the shelter to help us celebrate our wonderful shelter animals and the Just One Day campaign!”

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