Tree tradition returns with a twist

Deb Logan stands in front of the Christmas Tree for the Animals at the Auglaize County Humane Society on Tuesday. The tree is part of an over 20 year old annual effort to bring in donations to the organization. Past donors will soon receive cards in the mail, and when returned with a donation, the card will be added to the tree.
Staff Writer

The Auglaize County Humane Society is once again bringing back a 20 year old tradition, the Christmas Tree for Animals, to celebrate the holiday and raise money for their efforts.

The tree, which is currently standing almost bare at the Humane Society office on Dixie Hwy., will soon be filled with cards from local donors.

Sandra Harrison, President and Director of the Humane Society, Deb Logan, manager, and the rest of the Humane Society staff sent out about 120 letters to members and former donors on their mailing list to give them a chance to donate and fill out the tree.

Each letter had a 'Merry Christmas' letter and a card with an envelope addressed to the Humane Society.

The recipient then gets to write a message on the card and return it with a donation.

When a letter gets returned, the staff places it on the tree.

All of the money donated goes toward...

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