Event raises funds for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo by Candice Black Kris Rotonda of Florida livestreamed a Humane Society of the Ohio Valley fundraiser for her nonprofit organization Jordan’s Way which helps raise money and promote adoptions nationwide.

More than $10,000 was raised for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley shelter animals at its fundraising event on Wednesday afternoon.

The shelter was nominated and selected to be part of the Jordan’s Way tour, which involves a live stream on the shelter’s social media to show off the animals and chat with members of the local community, city and government officials. county about the shelter to promote adoptions and donations.

Jordan’s Way is a non-profit organization created in memory of a special dog, Jordan, who had a lasting impact on founder and CEO Kris Rotonda of Florida.

Marietta Mayor Josh Schlicher, Washington County Commissioners, law enforcement and community members toured the shelter Wednesday to learn more about its mission and fund and volunteer needs.

“We invited the local municipal government and business leaders to come to the shelter to raise funds. It’s kind of a fun vibe. said Leight Murray, Chairman of the Board of HSOV.

All of the money raised on Wednesday will go towards day-to-day operations, including ever-increasing veterinary costs for the animals.

An upcoming project is the installation of fiberglass acoustic panels that will be placed in the kennel area to help reduce barking noise.

Murray said grants from the Parkersburg and Marietta Community Foundations and the Rotary Club of Marietta were used to purchase $15,000 worth of signs. He said the panels will hopefully be installed within the next four to six weeks.

Volunteer Shelly Galland said the high number of shelters is a widespread problem, but the hope is that more people will come out to adopt as the weather warms.

“It’s not just us, it’s all over the country, that’s the saddest thing. It seems like people adopted dogs when COVID started and then they just let them go or they decide they can’t have them anymore because they have to go back to work, so they bring them here,” she says.

Read more in Thursday’s edition of the Marietta Times.

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