There have been some changes at the top of the Cowley County Humane Society recently.

Two were positions created to replace the director position this spring when former director Teresa Harden resigned after more than a decade.

Jodi Garrett has been hired as the shelter/animal care manager and Beth Schmith has been hired as the shelter administrator.

Garrett has a background in animal care as a technician and more than 20 years of experience in the field.

She worked for Great Plains SPCA and has done animal rescue work for many years, as well.

Schmith has background in nonprofit work and finance.

Need for foster homes

The Cowley County Humane Society is in need of foster homes for animals that currently are in its care.

To become a foster come in fill out paperwork and have a home visit.

“We provide all food and medical care,” Schmitch said. “We even provide litter for you. No cost — just help making lives better.

“The Cowley County Humane Society is always in need of fosters, especially during this time of the year, as this is the time all of our kittens come in … fosters help us out A LOT and it’s very much appreciated.”

Humane society fundraisers

The humane society has several fundraisers coming up, too.

Bark in the Park at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is an opportunity for dog owners to watch a baseball game with their four-legged friends.

At 1:05 p.m. May 27, well-trained, vaccinated dogs and their owners are welcome to enjoy a doggy boutique, contests, and much more at the ballpark. Tickets are available with a $10 donation to the Cowley County Humane Society.

The humane society also will hold a garage sale from 4 to 7 p.m. June 8 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9.

The garage sale will be in Building 8 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. Shoppers can fill a bag for $5, unless items are marked otherwise.

Donations for the garage sale can be dropped off June 6-7 at the fairgrounds. Pickups can be scheduled by calling (620) 446-2537.

Those who wish to help in other ways also can donate aluminum cans at the humane society, located at 7648 222nd Road.