By Lauren Weatherford
For The Fayette Tribune
— New River Humane Society last week acknowledged the Oak Hill Animal Hospital for sponsoring a program to benefit the animals cared for at the Fayette County Animal Control Center. Their efforts started in October and continued until just before Christmas. They enlisted the help of the community by asking for donations of food, pet items and cleaning supplies. With each donation brought to the Oak Hill Animal Hospital, the donor would be eligible for a drawing of gifts, meals and trips, donated by individuals and businesses. The response was outstanding. Items received were cat and dog food, fleece blankets, cat litter, litter pans, beds, bowls, several handmade pet size quilts and monetary donations. The hospital has plans to make this an annual event. Surrounded by donations to the animal shelter are Tara Neely, Dr. Mindy Osborne and David King. New River Humane Society depends on those who care to help volunteers do the work they do of caring for the animals coming into the center. A hardy thank you to Oak Hill Animal Hospital, the businesses, the public and all that help for being among those that care. Donations may be made by mail to Fayette County Animal Control Center, PO Box 955, 513 Shelter Rd., Fayetteville, WV 25840.