Giving Slows, but Need is Ever-present

PANAMA CITY — Even though Santa unloaded his sleigh and headed back to the North Pole, the Humane Society of Bay County Thrift and Gift store still has a wish list.

The list includes such items as soap, laundry detergent, Purina Puppy Chow and others. The organization recently started the Wish List, so people can go online, view it and perhaps fill a need.

“We’re always in need of supplies,” said Brenda Leader, Humane Society of Bay County Thrift and Gift store manager. “Just because the season is over, doesn’t mean the need has disappeared. Our shelter is open year-round.”

The organization is among the many groups across the county still in need of the community’s generosity, even after the holidays end.

The store is fresh off its holiday pet photo shoot, held in November and December, yet it still needs help. The fundraisers brought in about half of the store’s goal of $3,000. Proceeds were given to the Humane Society.

By TYRA JACKSON, News Herald, view full article here.