LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There are hundreds of animals in need of a new home all across Arkansas.
Animal shelters depend mostly on donations from the public to care for the dogs and cats that come through--and it can be a constant struggle.
That's why Joey the Garden Cat is helping out. When you buy Joey products from Wild Wear, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Humane Society of Pulaski County and Little Rock Animal Village.
THV's Ashley Blackstone stopped by the Little Rock Animal Village yesterday to present a check of $500. Manager Tracy Roark says the money will be a tremendous help.
"We will give shots to about two-hundred animals with that money," says Roark. "That will take care of the vetting and the ones coming in."
We also stopped by the Pulaski County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter, with a donation. They've been busy rescuing animals since 1955. Director Kay Simpson says they are in great need of donations right now as they're busy caring for more than 150 dogs.
"Yes, kittens are cute and puppies are cut but everyone please support spay neuters because there's thousand of animals every day that are dying basically because there is no place to go," says Simpson.
There is good news, however. Adoptions are the highest this month at Little Rock Animal Village than any other August before. Staff says they're consantly looking for ways to accommodate more animals and build public awareness about the need for adoptions.
And you can support these two shelters buy purchasing any of Joey's gear, including coffee cups, T-shirts and mouse pads. Visit the Wild Wear store (7900 Doyle Springs Road) in Little Rock or check out their website.
Joey thanks you for your support!