'Rescue U' helps the Humane Society of Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO., Tenn. (WVLT)-- The non-profit group is called "Rescue U",a team of volunteers mostly made up of college students from around the county who help, education and spruce up humane societies that are in desperate need.

The group is sponsored by The Petfinder Foundation and The Animal Rescue Site in order to help animal facilities around the country.

The Humane Society of Jefferson County is in a building that hasn't been revamped in 40 years. While the building is older; there's a lack of space for the over 4,000 animals they take in every year.

"Rescue U" came in to help though by building a new exercise pen, a meet and greet area, extended concrete area for kennels and a new cat house.

The new areas will be cleaner and healthier for the animals; along with giving the animals more space to stay until they find a home.

The Rescue U group hopes to visit other shelters around the country by the end of the summer; until then they will keep working to spruce up the humane society in Jefferson County.

For more information about "Rescue U" visit the link below.


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