$10K Donation to Humane Society of South Mississippi
The Humane Society of South Mississippi now has $10,000 to put towards the shelter thanks to one dedicated volunteer.
Wendy Kennedy is a disabled Air Force veteran who dedicates countless hours to the thousands of animals the shelter sees each year. Her hard work and dedication was showcased in a video submitted to a nationwide search for shelter heroes by Hill’s Science Diet.
The Humane Society of South Mississippi was selected as the second place winner for a $10,000 donation towards the shelter. “It’s an absolute honor. I mean, I put a lot of hours in to this place and do a lot so to be recognized for it is a big deal,” said Kennedy.
Maren Slay with the Humane Society of South Mississippi said, “Wendy is the epitome of a shelter hero. A non-profit, especially in the scale of the Humane Society, we rely so much on volunteers and the kindness of people and Wendy does tremendous amount of work and fundraising for us. We would honestly be lost without her.”
A portion of the donation will go to Roxy’s Fund, a program started by Wendy Kennedy that provides heartworm treatment to shelter dogs.