by Jessica Beugen
On Saturday, September 29, JMBA coordinated a volunteer event at the Alachua County Humane Society, where students walked dogs, bathed animals, and made sure the animals in care were well hydrated.
The non-profit takes predominantly cats and dogs who are on the euthanasia list from animal services from nearby counties. These animals stay as long as it takes for them to find a loving home.
The Alachua County Humane Society receives funding from generous donors and also from their thrift store located in the back of the center. People from the public donate goods to be sold and all the money obtained from the thrift store goes directly to the shelter to pay for food costs and vet care.
The Humane Society also provides a resource to those who may not be able to afford animal food by opening their doors to members of the community to give out free food for animals.