The Drop-A-Thon, Kistner said, is a heartening event.
“It’s very successful,” she said. “People are so generous. The C-NS football team comes and brings food and litter and towels and comforters. They just back up a van and start unloading. We have a constantly from 10 to 4. It’s thrilling.”
In addition to the Drop-A-Thon, the Humane Association hosts what it calls the “Biggest Bake Sale Ever” every year at ShoppingTown Mall.
“We sell about $12,000 worth of baked goods,” Kistner said. “Every year, people bring in all of these baked goods, and I think, ‘There is just no way we’re going to sell all of these.’ And we always sell out. We do quite nicely.”
But the majority of the funding for the shelter comes from the community.
“We’re always struggling,” Kistner admitted. “We have no government funding. We get no money from the state or the county, and we never have more than three months’ funding, so every little bit we get counts. Those $10 checks or $20 checks we get, those add up. Those are what keep us going. We’re very thankful to have such a supportive community. We try to take in as many animals as we can, and we’ll continue to do so as long as we can.”