Picture this time last year. Just starting to get chilly outside. Families getting ready for the holidays. But what's wrong with this? All the homeless animals roaming the streets of Centreville. However, our great town strove to fix this problem with implementing the Bibb County Humane Society. This was a major accomplishment for Centreville and everyone involved should be congratulated.
There is still work to be done, however. Our Human Society is slowly failing due to lack of funding. Bibb County funds what it can for the shelter but it still depends mostly on the help of donations. Donations that are not coming. The homeless animals of our town deserve our help. Hundreds of pets have all ready been saved due to this shelter. They have been taken off the streets of Centreville and fed and housed until a loving family could adopt them. This work should continue for the good of Bibb County. As citizens, we must support this endeavor.
There are always solutions to problems. Since the County cannot fund everything for the shelter, and the donations are not sufficient, I believe a few fundraisers could help drastically. The yearly Pet Parade that the Centreville Press holds could have activities with proceeds going to the shelter. A new feature, a "Pet Photo" contest, could be implemented as an annual event in the Centreville Press with contest entry fees being donated to the Humane Society. If people would volunteer, we could host car washes or bake sales.
This is something every citizen of Bibb County should feel strongly about. Not every animal in our county can have a great home and the Humane Society is there for those pets. So please, support our shelter. It is our responsibility.