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Metro East Humane Society has helped more than 1,000 animals so far this year

"MEHS is thrilled that, even amidst COVID-19 and the changes we've had to make, we have been able to help over 1,000 animals so far this year."
Credit: Metro East Humane Society

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Metro East Humane Society announced it has helped more than 1,000 animals so far this year.

The organization said 525 animals have found their forever homes through adoption, 200 cats have been served through the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program and 366 dogs and cats have been served through low-cost surgeries.

"MEHS is thrilled that, even amidst COVID-19 and the changes we've had to make, we have been able to help over 1,000 animals so far this year. This week MEHS reopened to the public by appointment, and we are excited to find our new normal and help even more animals in the Metro East,” said Anne Schmidt, MEHS executive director.

MEHS said it has seen an increase in adoption numbers and an even larger increase in fosters with people spending more time at home. In June of this year, the organization’s intakes were up 25% over 2019 and adoptions increased by almost 20% year over year.

The organization is hosting a drive-thru vaccine and microchip clinic on Saturday at 510 W Monroe St. in Highland, Illinois from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A mask or face covering is required when going through the drive-thru clinic, according to a press release. Owners and pets must remain in their car unless told otherwise.

Pricing for the clinic:

  • Rabies: $15
  • Bordatella: $10
  • Distemper: $10
  • Microchip: $15
  • Madison County Registration Fee
  • $10 for spayed/neutered
  • $30 for non-altered

For more information, email info@mehs.org or call 618-656-4405.

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