Non-Profits Helping Animals and People

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Two non-profits, one that serves people the other that helps animals are teaming up to help each other during the Month of January.

The Animal Shelter Society is offering a discount on cats this month. The adoption fee is just $24 when you bring in 24 cans of people food for Christ’s Table.

Christ’s Table is in the midst of restocking their shelves after the holidays. Every meal they make takes around 100 to 120 cans of food.

“When January, February, March rolls around it typically isn’t a giving time so when partners like this can step up and recognize the fact that what you’re doing still happens all year even though the giving season’s over it makes you feel really good,” said Executive Director of Christ’s Table Keely Warden.

One of the cats needing adopted is 6-year-old Bandit. His owners had medical issues, which forced them to give up this friendly domestic long hair.

The Animal Shelter’s Executive Director said they try to get pets adopted within 30 days of being at the shelter.

“It’s important to get them out, get them adopted and get them into a new family because it does create stress, then the stress reduces their immune system and then they start getting sick,” explained Executive Director of the Animal Shelter Society Jody Murray.

If you would like to support the work of the shelter there are still tickets available for their Comedy Club Fundraiser on Saturday, January 12 at Bryan Place. Tickets are $20 and food and drinks will be available.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.