Erath County Humane Society purchases land for new facility; fundraising effort underway.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Serena Wright, executive director of the Erath County Humane Society, is thrilled.


The animal shelter has finally taken a big step in its quest to secure a bigger facility with the purchase of a little more than 17 acres of land in Erath County.

“It’s a dream come true,” Serena told Beneath the Surface News. “This is something we have been trying to do for years.”


The papers on the land have all been signed and the property is expected to close soon.

Serena said the ECHS was able to put down $200,000 it received from a grant with Cross Works Foundation and a little money the board of directors has saved over the years.


But in order for the land to be completely paid for, the board needs to secure an additional $95,000 in funding by Sept. 1.


You can make a tax-exempt donation to the shelter through PayPal or Venmo @echs19.

Checks can be mailed to Erath County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2006, Stephenville, TX 76401.


Tax-exempt letters with the 501(c)(3) status and EIN will be given upon request.


Any additional funds that are raised will be earmarked for the shelter’s new facility.