Warwick Humane Society – Still going strong!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Warwick Humane Society began operation in 1967. Ruth Lindley and Gretchen Wyler were horrified at the treatment of unwanted animals, held at the village dump, on Sanfordville Road, and decided something should be done to change the situation. The facilities had been limited for the volume of animals coming in.

The driving force of the entire Humane Society, influenced by actress Gretchen Wyler, resulted in a new animal shelter for Warwick, at the Town Highway Barn on Kings Highway, which was dedicated in October, 1968.

Volunteers assume much of the work; Arnold Jones was warden. Every effort is made to place animals in homes; many are returned to the owners. Spaying and tattoo clinics are promoted. The work of the Society is carried on largely by faith and the love of animals.

The Warwick Humane Society is still in operation and open 7 days a week from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Did you know that October is ADOPT A DOG month?

 
Photo: "Warwick in History" - The Warwick Humane Society began operation in 1967.  Ruth Lindley and Gretchen Wyler were horrified at the treatment of unwanted animals, held at the village dump, on Sanfordville Road, and decided something should be done to change the situation.  The facilities had been limited for the volume of animals coming in.

The driving force of the entire Humane Society, influenced by actress Gretchen Wyler, resulted in a new animal shelter for Warwick, at the Town Highway Barn o Kings Highway, which was dedicated in October, 1968.

Volunteers assume much of the work; Arnold Jones was warden.  Every effort is made to place animals in homes; many are returned to the owners.  Spaying and tattoo clinics are promoted.  The work of the Society is carried on largely by faith, and the love of animals.

The Warwick Humane Society is still in operation and open 7 days a week from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Did you know that October is ADOPT A DOG month?