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Community support needed to heal pets in Lake County

Lake Humane Society has launched a special project coined “Operation Healing” to raise critical funds for the Veterinary Medicine Department to upgrade outdated medical equipment and purchase new tools to help more pets in need.  

Lake Humane Society operates two on-site veterinary clinics to provide lifesaving medical treatment to homeless pets and operate community programming. In 2021, the medical team provided 782 spay/neuter surgeries as well as 3,505 critical vaccines to homeless animals. Although Lake Humane Society’s clinics are operational, the equipment and infrastructure is outdated and limited.  

“Most of the medical equipment we utilize was generously donated by local veterinary offices many years ago. At that time, they had recently upgraded their own equipment and no longer had use for the earlier models,” Megan Newkirk, Lake Humane Society Shelter Manager remarks, “Many of these tools need serviced often and we are uncertain how much longer they will continue to operate. With more animals arriving in need of medical care, it is vital that we upgrade our equipment.” 

Lake Humane Society is seeking the public’s support of this special project. Success of Operation Healing would help this small non-profit continue to help more pets in need and grow community programming, such as Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) and Wellness Clinic. 

Operation Healing has a goal of $50,000. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of new medical equipment, including a surgical table, anesthesia machine, surgery packs and so much more. These tools would positively impact the lives of animals for years to come. Western Reserve Junior Service League, Banfield Foundation and kind supporters have already generously supported this project and Lake Humane Society is 75% of the way to their goal.  

Lake Humane Society receives no county, state or federal funding and relies on community donations to help homeless, abused, injured and abandoned pets in Lake County. 

To make a donation, please visit LHS’s Operation Healing fundraising page at: