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Orange County Animal Shelter Charity Profile
Betty Beautiful was in terrible condition when she arrived at the Orange County Animal Shelter in March of 2010. Suffering from Demodectic mange, she had extensive hair loss and was enveloped in crusty, red patches. Like most cases of Demodectic mange, the road to recovery is not an 80MPH zone. Betty Beautiful's treatments did not start to really kick in until the middle of May. However, during that time, she was improving a great deal every day. And by the end of July, you couldn't tell she had ever had a skin problem. In August, Betty Beautiful was ready for adoption. She was spayed, vaccinated, tested, microchipped, and most importantly- devoid of mange. Betty Beautiful was adopted at PetSmart on August 21 and is now living a happy, healthy life in an exemplary home. Betty Beautiful was renamed Betsy and is now a very plump pup. She absolutely loves peanut butter dog treats and gets one with a smear of real peanut butter at night. Gourmet dog Oreos, Dentastix, and marrow bones from the butcher are also among her favorites. Betsy has a "graveyard" filled with her marrow bones in the front yard and is very protective of it. She sleeps with the children in the family at night, alternating between the son and one of the daughters. Betsy thoroughly enjoys car rides and walks with her new family and their cat. Yes, that's right-- the family cat joins them for their bi-daily strolls. In the winter, there are not many players on the golf course near their home, so many of their walks take place here. Betsy loves to run in the big open areas and then stop and roll on the turf grass. Thanks to the dedicated staff of the Orange County Animal Shelter, the compassionate volunteers from the Orange County Humane Society, Betsy's new family, and your support, Betsy is living happily ever after. Founded in 1958, the Orange County Humane Society is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for abandoned, injured and homeless animals in our community.
All adoptions are done in partnership with the Orange County Animal Shelter, a no-kill humane care facility. Our volunteers take selected dogs and cats from the animal shelter to adoption venues such as PetSmart, the Lake of the Woods Shopping Center, church fairs and fund-raising events.
Our activities also include a transport team for adoptable cats, a spay/neuter team which facilitates community access to a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and much more! The board holds quarterly business meetings at various locations.
As a private, 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, we are authorized to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. A financial statement is available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs: P.O. Box 1163 - Richmond, VA 23218. We hold one to two major fundraisers annually to augment our mail-in and online efforts. Contributions are used primarily for needed veterinary care, as well as to assist with shelter programs and supplies not provided by the county.
Orange County Animal Shelter Volunteer Information
Help with fundraising-- generate ideas and help with activities
• Apply for grants
• Help with mailings
• Buy cat and dog food at Costco, bag in Ziplocs, label and deliver to Food Pantry on Route 20
• Make a monetary donation
• Donate supplies
• Select OCHS as your charity on Goodsearch
• Recruit volunteers
• Sew bandannas for adoptable dogs shown at Petsmart