Saving Orson

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:05 AM.

Last week, Orson finally made the trip, transported to his new home in Central Florida, a fatter, happier dog, on his way to recovery and a new home.

“As many animals as we get, this was just a special case,” Townsend said. “In these kind of cases, you have to tell yourself you are a humane society.”

Spay/neuter grant

The St. Joseph Humane Society was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Pet Smart Charities targeting spay and neutering of dogs in the 32456 zip code.

“The purpose of the grant is to make the biggest impact,” Townsend said. “The purpose is to make a large dent in a targeted area.”

The grant will pay for the surgeries to spay and neuter dogs and to come up with a plan to address animal over-population in that zip code, Townsend said.

The vets on board for the effort are Dr. Hobson Fulmer and Dr. Albert Biaz.

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