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Higdon initiative to benefit animal shelter

Brittany Wise Reporter

January 10, 2014

Local photographer Chelsea Higdon is using her professional skills to help the animals at The Grayson County Animal Shelter find some comfort - and hopefully, a new home.


Higdon, who does creative family photo sessions for her clients, came up with the idea to raffle off a full session complete with a photo CD as a way to help the shelter meet their need for animal care supplies and food.


Everyone is invited to enter to win between now and March 1. Each item donated to the shelter earns one entry into the contest. (For example, one can of cat food and one gently-used sheet would earn two entries.)


To donate items, simply stop by one of two designated drop-off spots at The Grayson County News-Gazette office on Public Square in Leitchfield or Vendor’s Village, located next to Tractor Supply Company in Leitchfield. You may also contact Higdon by calling (270) 259-7553 to have items picked up.


Items accepted will include canned or dry animal food, pine bedding, worming test kits, flea/tick medicine, animal shampoo, crates, cages, doghouses, paper towels and cleaning supplies, blankets and sheets, gift cards and cash donations.


Higdon said, however, that “the most critical need is adopters, fosters and volunteers.”


Higdon is also in the planning stages of a spring photo shoot featuring shelter dogs and cats in hopes of helping the animals find permanent homes. She said that other photographers have done similar projects with animal shelters in their areas, which resulted in a number of animals being adopted, and she would love to see the same results locally.


For more information about the shelter or to see available animals, visit their website at www.graysonhumane.org or stop by their location at 213 William Thomason Byway in Leitchfield.