The November wildfires in the Gatlinburg will go down in history, destroying acres of land, several homes, and cabins. Human and animal lives were lost with many pets also displaced. The #Sevier County #Humane Society(SCHS) was also forced to evacuate and was funded by the Sevier County Fire Relief Fund, according to the release from HSTV. The SCHS was able to carry on their operations at the time since so many displaced animals had no place to go. However, they still lack in significant monies to provide for the needs of animals in their community; that is until the announcement today that the Humane Society of #tennessee plans to help with a donation of $100,000.
The amazing work of the Sevier County Humane Society
Despite the considerable smoke damage, the Sevier County Humane Society facility had to take refuge at the Sevier County Fairgrounds to continue their work during and after the wildfire devastation. They not only provided temporary care and shelter to owned pets of displaced families, but they also tended to injured pets and strays. A spokesperson for the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, Ms. Katie Crossen stated that the SCHS is a real blessing to the animals and the people of Sevier County. Plans to provide them funding of $100,000 this week will help SCHS continue operations while also assist in the construction of a new much-needed new building.
How Humane Society funding will help Sevier County community
The current SCHS location at 959 Gnatty Branch Road in Sevierville, Tennessee is 44-years-old and unable to facilitate the number of animals taken in each year. The TVHS is teaming up with the SCHS to ensure that they can help with recovery from the recent local devastation as well as meet the growing needs of the local communities. The monies to be given to the SCHS are the result of various donations collected since the November Gatlinburg wildfires. The TVHS is thrilled with this blessing so that they can carry on their work and tend to the growing needs of their community.