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The Woodford Humane Society needs donations after losing thousands of funding because of COVID-19

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Woodford Humane Society hosts a “Summer Gala To Go” in place of its in-house fundraising in an effort to continue raising funds despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Since Kentucky operations began to shut down due to the coronavirus, the Woodford Humane Society has canceled three fundraisers, with a loss of over $ 130,000 in funding, according to shelter marketing director Beth Oleson.

“We are scraping and making it work, but we really need people who continue to support the Woodford Humane Society.”

Oleson said worried donations have gone down because people think that if the adoptions are up and running, it means that human society is financially stable again.

“In fact, these adoption fees cover only a fraction of the cost per pet,” said Oleson. “The further we go on, the more difficult it becomes for us to do anything we normally do.”

Human society is selling tickets for its “Summer Gala To Go” on line until July 19th. Although no real events occur, anyone who purchases a ticket will be able to pick up a piece of Keeneland bread pudding from human society on July 25th.

For anyone who cannot purchase a ticket online, Oleson encourages people to donate in other ways so that they can continue taking care of needy animals.

“We are still here. We are still working. We are still making fun of animals and we definitely still need support,” said Oleson.

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