Thomas County Central Soccer teams up with Thomasville
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Football for fur babies.
On Tuesday night, the Thomas County Central High School boys’ and girls’ football teams teamed up with the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society to raise awareness of the organization.
The non-profit organization set up a booth at the game to collect donations and hopefully inspire people to adopt.
Puppies and football agreed to be a perfect match on Tuesday night.
The Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society was invited to the games by Thomas County Central High School to help an organization that helps the community.
“Sometimes it’s hard for us to find a way to give back to these companies, so one of the best ways to do that is to shine a light on their vision and what they do for the community and that’s a great way to do it with human society,” Thomas County High School Principal Jamie Thompson said.
An opportunity that human society could not say no to.
“Anything we can do to get out there and continue to gain relevance here locally, that tells our story, engages people, and creates that emotional connection, which is the cornerstone of our organization,” explained Chandler, executive director of the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society. Giddes.
Fans were able to donate to enter the game for free and help the society care for their animals and Giddes said the response was magical.
“The response has been overwhelming, we have three or four hundred pounds of dog and cat food here tonight,” Giddes shared. “I mean, I saw several blankets, I saw paper towels.”
And for the first time since opening its doors in 1968, the organization has no cats in its facilities but has approximately 190 dogs. So there is a lot of motivation to get more animals adopted.
“People love seeing us here and we love being here just to be exposed and that’s it,” Giddes explained. “And it’s great for the dogs because they can go out and have a good time and enjoy the football game and hang out with lots of people.”
The night combined sports and pets to bond the community.
“We all live in this town together in the community and while we want to do our best to win the football game tonight,” Thompson shared. “Ultimately, the mission is to help human society and ours is to make everyone better. To reach out and instill us as a family among our home.”
Ultimately, the goal is to find permanent homes for these animals to settle in.
If you want to know how to donate or even adopt, you can visit the Humane Society website website here.
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