This afternoon, the Youth Group of St. Nicholas visited the Harris County Humane Society. The Humane Society is currently in transition, currently working on a capital campaign to build a new center. For now, the dogs are being kept on the Blue Springs property of the Callaway family in a pen that Phebe Robertson’s son built a few years back. There isn’t a large group of dogs, but enough to keep Kathryn Genova, the director of the Humane Society busy. She met us there and treated us to some wonderful play time with the dogs that were there. One dog belonging to the Callaway family for many years, Maebelle, is there in her final days, suffering from cancer. Most other dogs were found in various places in Harris County, like the 11 puppies that were found in a man’s carport the other day.
Marci Horne, Jessica McComb, Lacy Razor, Brittany Vargas, and Fr. Jeff had a chance to cuddle with puppies, walk the bigger dogs, and simply give them some much-needed love. Our hope is to make the Humane Society a regular mission project in the youth group, but we welcome anyone who would like to come and help. Kathryn expressed the need for more volunteers to get some of the dogs acclimated to human interaction so they can become good pets for people.
If not, enjoy the cute puppy pics!