TRENTON- The SPCA of Hancock County held its Holiday Open House mid-Saturday afternoon.
Stray animals looking for a home is not a happy reality but volunteers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Hancock County are doing their best to find homes for cats and dogs.
To raise awareness of homeless dogs and cats in the area, the Hancock County SPCA held its Holiday Open House.
“A lot of times people think that an animal shelter is a sad place and this is a way to invite people in and to get them to see the animals are well cared for and it’s actually a happy place for the animals to be,” said Hancock County’s SPCA Executive Director Nichola Redmond.
At the open house, there was a cookie sale, a cat and dog basket raffle and face painting, all to raise money for the animal shelter.
In the process of viewing the shelter, volunteers hoped that one of the hundreds of visitors might look at one of cats or dogs and take them home.
“The animals that are here are safe and well cared for. Of course, it’s not as good as being at home and that’s why they’re here, to find their forever home,” Redmond said.
She said there is only one way to help these animals, and it’s going to take everybody’s help to do it
“Homeless animals are a community problem and its a problem that needs to be solved by the community. So we want our community to be involved in helping with the homeless animal problem and keeping the animals safe. That’s why a lot of our volunteers that come from our community help us, and that’s where our adopters are coming from. We want people to come and take these animals into their homes,” Redmond said.