BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte Humane Society continues to work to help animals but with COVID-19, it's not business as usual.
Butte Humane Society's Executive Director, Katrina Woodcox said they're adopting, like many others due to this pandemic. Woodcox said their clinic is slowly opening up again for wellness and veterinarian checks, as needed.
Thanks to a grant and generous donations, Butte Humane Society is able to deliver pet food to those who really need it – like people who can’t leave their house or for health reasons. They're serving people all over Butte County - not just Chico -- call 966-2902 for the service.
On a lighter note, Woodcox shared the exciting news that the Butte Humane Society's 'The Journey Home' campaign is breaking ground June 1. The campaign is raising money for a new home for Butte Humane. The new shelter will provide various new opportunities for the organization. There will be over 10,000 square feet of animal space and lots of room for volunteering, adoption, and learning.
Woodcox said thanks to an anonymous donation of $250K they are about 80% near their goal. Those interested in donating can Click Here.
Lastly, Woodcox said the largest annual pet-friendly event in Butte County -- Bidwell Park -- will happen but with modifications. Bidwell Park will be virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event will be May 16 through May 30. Participants can walk or run in their backyard, on a treadmill, or in their neighborhood. Butte Humane Society said there will be virtual activities, like the opportunity to share your pet's best costume, and a raffle.
To register and create a team or simply make a donation, you can visit their website HERE.
Butte Human Society reminded participants that 100% of the funds raised help to provide shelter, food, medical care and more essentials for the animals.