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Area residents provide gifts to humane society

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) announces receipt of three gifts from local residents to benefit its shelter operations.
The first, named the Jane Dusenbury Culberson Fund after the late donor, is a distribution from an endowment established in the Polk County Community Foundation through her estate. It will benefit FHS in perpetuity.
The second gift is also a distribution through the Polk County Community Foundation.  It is from the Elizabeth and Robert Bailey Charitable Fund, established by the donor during her lifetime and designating FHS as one of several charitable beneficiaries annually.
The third gift, from a designated fund held by the Polk County Community Foundation, was established by the late General and Mrs. Evans. The Dixie and Harry Evans Charitable Endowment Fund provides an annual distribution to FHS.
“We are very grateful that these donors had the foresight to continue their support of the Humane Society through their estate plans,” said Emily Clark, president of the board of directors.  “Their generosity allows us to continue to find good homes for homeless animals.”
Foothills Humane Society, established in 1957, is this area’s only adoption-guaranteed animal shelter. FHS took in more than 2,200 animals in 2011, with a live release rate of 98 percent.
Foothills Humane Society also works to prevent animal abuse and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
For further information about how you can help FHS through a planned or estate gift, please contact the Shelter at 828-863-4444.
– article submitted by Gerda Hook