Annual event held by local shelter to raise money

Autumn Kehn, Reporter

The Wood County Humane Society held the annual “Hangin’ at the Shelter” event on March 25. 

The event ran from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the shelter and was live streamed on the Humane Society’s Facebook page. 

The organization ended up raising $3,000 from the event. Now Dr. Heath Diehl, the vice president of the board of directors at the Humane Society, and a fellow volunteer will dress up as a cat and a dog and have dinner at Sunset Bistro in celebration. 

Every 30 minutes, a new segment would be livestreamed on Facebook such as giving behind-the-scenes tours of the facility and how the animals are taken care of.

There were a few segments that were also open for people to come and see in person such as Nikki’s Fun Run, an agility competition held at the Woodland Mall, and the Bark in the Park segment where people could meet some of the dogs.

“The idea of ‘Hangin’ at the Shelter’ is really just to have a good time, to let people know who we are, what we do, and what we do with the resources that our donors have very generously given to us,” Diehl said.