Shelter official speaker at national conference

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Shelter official speaker at national conference

Brown County Humane Society treasurer Jane Weatherford recently spoke at the Best Friends National Conference in Atlanta about how a small, rural shelter can be successful.

Weatherford and shelter manager Sarah Armstrong represented Brown County Humane Society at the annual conference, attended by 1,500 animal welfare advocates from around the world.

Weatherford was invited to speak at the event for the fourth consecutive year.

Brown County Humane Society is a private, volunteer-supported nonprofit organization, operating the county’s only animal shelter, as well as a vital, low-cost spay/neuter/vaccine and outreach program.

It accepts all animals regardless of health or background and has maintained a save rate greater than 95 percent for five years, about 30 percent higher than the national average, which is around 65 percent according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.