FORT Mill, S.C. (CN2 TODAY) The Humane Society of York County seeing a major hit financially because of COVID-19. Leaders with the organization say its costs 1,800 dollars a day to run it. Recently many fundraisers have closed so funding is low.
“We always try to look on the upside of things because otherwise we would cry every day,” said executive director Marybeth Knapp.
Marybeth Knapp says since the COVID-19 Outbreak they’ve had to close their Thrift Shop and other fundraising outlets, leaving them short on funds.
“We are cutting a few hours here and there but we are trying so hard cause we have such an amazing staff,” said Marybeth, “So we are asking people to dig deep into your heart and support these babies.”
But a sliver lining, Marybeth says they are seeing more adoptions. Right now because of the Coronavirus they only allowing people in by appointment only to adopt.
“I see a cat going home who had been here 7 years, a dog though he was only 1 he kept getting over looked, he went home and we also sending some up north because the shortage is everywhere,” said Marybeth.
If you would like to donate to the Humane Society of York County go to www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org. If you are looking to adopt a cat or dog call (803) 802-0902.