Foothills Humane Society receives grant to fund summer interns

Published 11:05 am Monday, May 23, 2011

Foothills Humane Society has again received a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation to pay the salary of two part time high school student summer interns for 2011. The interns must reside in Polk County or Landrum. The funded position will provide assistance to the local Humane Society during the busy summer months when hundreds of homeless animals come to the area’s animal shelter.

The summer interns gain real life work experience learning about the operations of the shelter, working with staff and volunteers to care for the animals, locating the owners of stray animals and finding homes for homeless animals. The shelter internship is ideal for a student interested in pursuing a career in animal science, veterinary science or a related field.

Last year’s interns were Grayson Prichard and Rachel Lomax. Two of FHS’ current employees were previous interns and are now in college for veterinary technician training.

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Interested parties should apply for the Polk County Community Foundation Internship at Foothills Humane Society by visiting the FHS website at or e-mail them at for an application package. Do not call or visit the shelter for an application.

Foothills Humane Society is a North Carolina not-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals in our community, including the care of more than 1,500 lost, unwanted and abused animals each year. Donations and volunteers to help care for the community’s animals are always needed and appreciated.

– article submitted by Dot Moyer