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Lawton Humane Society in need of foster families

LAWTON, Okla_ The Lawton-Comanche County Humane Society takes in animals and helps find them homes.

And with spring right around the corner, they are in much need of foster families.

The organization is not associated with the National Humane Society, so often times funding is short.

They don't have a building to operate out of, but instead work through foster homes to help find a permanent family for all animals that come their way.

 "This is Milo. Milo is one-year-old, and he is up for adoption. And this is Fuzz Fuzz.  Actually her name is Tessa, but I call her Fuzz Fuzz because when she was little she was really fuzzy," said Donna Campos-Barahona about her foster cats.

Donna is Vice President of the Humane Society of Lawton-Comanche County and a proud foster parent for cats waiting to be adopted.

"You have to have a big heart to open your house, and you not only expose yourself but your family because my family helps a lot. You know it takes a special person to be able to do it," said Campos-Barahona.

She is just one of few that have decided to foster either dogs or cats. The humane society deals with close to one hundred animals at a time.  With all those animals, finding enough homes to foster can be a problem.

"We always need fosters. It's really important to us because we can't do our job without them," said Campos-Barahona.

The non-profit organization makes sure all of their animals are taken care of, but sometimes they need a little help.

"We always need bags of food.  Not so much canned food or even toys or anything like that. But bags of dry food, cat food and dry dog food," said Campos-Barahona.

The humane society does several fundraiser's every year to raise money that goes directly to saving animals.  They use that money to help pay medical expenses, buy food, and make sure the animals are well taken care of.

 

The humane society also helps low income families pay for food for their pet.

If you are interested in donating, becoming a foster home, or if you are in need of assistance you can check out their Facebook page or call 580-355-SPAY.

 

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