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Leon County Humane Society sets goal for Giving Tuesday

Leon County Humane Society sets goal for Giving Tuesday
Leon County Humane Society sets goal for Giving Tuesday
Posted at 7:17 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 02:21:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - While the last few days have been all about shopping, Tuesday is all about giving.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada WIlliams was live Tuesday morning at the Leon County Humane Society.

The Leon County Humane Society has a $15,000 goal for this Giving Tuesday, but they also want you to consider adopting a pet Tuesday.

This year, the humane society has taken in 250 animals more than usual, making it the highest intake ever, and they're still taking in animals.

That big number comes from the animals displaced due to Hurricane Michael.

The executive director says that they took in animals from neighboring shelters, pets that ran away, and even pets surrounded by families no longer able to care for them.

And now they're looking forward to Tuesday, all to see how they can continue to provide help.

Lisa Glunt is the Leon County Humane Society's executive director. "And it's so cool to see the community just really come together worldwide," she said. "This is an effort that started small as an idea, and now to see people moving from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and then just jumping out to give to all these organizations in need. It's pretty cool."

A donor has agreed to match anything up to $2,500 over the goal.