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Johnson and Downard partner to raise needed funding for Kentucky Humane Society

Friday March 12, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622
             Stephen Hagg 574-1204/645-1752

Metro Councilmen Dan Johnson (D-21) and Kelly Downard (R-16) have announced a joint effort to help raise needed funds for one of the Commonwealth’s oldest animal care agencies, the Kentucky Human Society.

Both Councilmen are giving $5,000 a piece from their Neighborhood Development Funds for a total of $10,000 as the Humane Society begins a $1.8 million dollar facelift.

“The dedicated people of the Kentucky Humane Society have provided a safe home for abandoned animals and they need our help,” says Johnson. “This money is but a small way of helping continue their good work.”

The Humane Society is celebrating 125 years as a service agency protecting abandoned animals and providing homes and adoption services for the pets they have cared for over their history.

“The facility’s improvement offers us an opportunity to support an agency that always gives and asks little in return. It is their turn now,” said Downard.

The money will be used to help furnish the new facility which is adding a new admissions center, installing a new ventilation system and improving the over all houses for dogs and cats before they are adopted.

The Johnson/Downard ordinance was given first reading on Thursday night. It has been assigned to the Appropriations NDF’s and CIF’s Committee for review.

Dan Johnson (D)21
Kelly Dowanrd (R) 16