For one of my college courses, a group of fellow classmates and I have been asked to help out the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) in regard to social media promotion for a class assignment. I wanted to dedicate a post to the society in hopes of providing some insight for any individual interested in what they do, and their website is also a great resource.
The LCHS formed in 1881 and serves many communities in Niagara region (St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby). They further conduct animal cruelty investigations in Beamsville, Jordan, and the Lincoln area. The LCHS offers a $50.00 cat Spay and Neuter program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and it also offers a veterinary clinic with services for the clinic operating each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Their Mission statement is as follows:
“The Lincoln County Humane Society is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, support the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. We will provide safe refuge and compassionate care for animals. We will pursue workable solutions to the most urgent animal welfare issues of our community, which are animal overpopulation and homelessness. These solutions will emphasize the mutual benefits of bringing pets and people together. We will provide rescue and control as a lifeline to animals in need, as a necessary service to our community. We will encourage and provide for pet adoption, animal-assisted therapy, pet care education, spay and neuter program and investigations of cruelty and neglect. As a not-for-profit organization, we shall operate these programs with integrity, in a financially responsible manner that secures a financially viable future for this organization with a strong commitment to fundraising and membership development.”
Through means of this school project, I have come to learn a great deal about the LCHS and their altruistic intentions. I encourage anyone from the Niagara region to follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and to like them on Facebook, and to further contemplate adoption when considering the prospect of adding an animal to their lives.