Give 9 Campaign: East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Give 9 Campaign: East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City.

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:10:52 GMT
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. More >>
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. More >>
  • Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:46:07 GMT
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika.More >>
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika. More >>
  • Mayor to host Stop the Violence rally this Sunday

    Mayor to host Stop the Violence rally this Sunday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:25:10 GMT
    Columbus is now at 19 homicides for the year, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office. In the aftermath of a violent week, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be leading "Stop the Violence Memorial ServMore >>
    Columbus is now at 19 homicides for the year, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office. In the aftermath of a violent week, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be leading "Stop the Violence Memorial Service" this Sunday, Aug. 31.More >>
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

They call themselves the little shelter that could, and are completely funded on donations and adoptions.

The East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City opened in May 2012 after being an outdoor kennel for three years. The move into the new facility made possible through community donations and volunteers. 

"We make sure their environment is what we would give our own dogs," said Nicole Recktenwald. "As far as their love their medical attention and all that."

Volunteer Carolyn Harrelson says this facility is the only "no kill" shelter in Phenix City and Russell County, adding that when someone comes to adopt the first question they ask is what kind of dog you're looking for.

"It's going to help us put the right dog with you, and if we don't think we have a dog that will fit you were going to send you somewhere else, because we want our animals in a forever home not a temporary home, we want a forever home," said Harrelson.

The animals mostly come from the Phenix City animal shelter and they take in strays too.

Right now they want to get the word out that they're open and helping animals.  A grand opening for the humane society off 13th Street will be held March 23 to give folks a chance to see firsthand what they do and maybe take home a new fury friend. 

You have until the end of the month to vote, then the first $5,000 check will be awarded.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.