Hill Country Humane Society


HCHS needs help in helping animals

 Support the Hill Country Humane Society by buying a ticket in an evening of fun at the Sept. 27 gala, become a member, donate, adopt or learn about volunteer opportunities, all on the HCHS website: https://www.hillcountryhumanesociety.org/special-programs

Message From the Mayor

Crista Goble Bromley

City of Burnet

I recently had the unfortunate experience of having to say goodbye to my dear, sweet dog, Anniemae. After more than 16 years of companionship, she passed on. A sad event to be sure, but she was one of the best; friendly, gentle with everyone, and patient.

When Mae (as we called her) was a pup, her favorite things, like most dogs, were chasing squirrels and going for walks and rides. She was accomplished at a handful of human tricks and enjoyed mock fighting. As she got older, her hearing faded and her eyes began to show signs of cataracts but she remained sweet and loyal as she ever had been.


Burnet City Council donates money to HCHS shelter

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

After holding a workshop concerning a budgeting shortfall for the Hill Country Humane Society, Burnet City Council voted to donate $25,000 to the animal shelter to help cover expenses for the 2018 fiscal year at their regular meeting held Tuesday, July 10.

The HCHS, located 9150 Ranch Road 1431 in Buchanan Dam, operates with assistance from Burnet and Llano counties, as well as the cities of Burnet, Bertram, Horseshoe Bay, and Sunrise Beach as resources and operations are costly.

The $25,000 donation will bring the total amount of funds provided by the City of Burnet to about $58,000 for fiscal year 2018. The Council's vote also appointed City Manager David Vaughn to the HCHS Board to oversee operations at the shelter and provide updates to Council on the progress of the facilities.


Commissioners increase funding to Hill Country Humane Society

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County commissioners voted 4-0, with one abstention, to give an extra $25,000 to the Hill Country Humane Society to help offset expenses for fiscal year 2018 during a regular court meeting Tuesday.

Burnet County contracts with the Hill Country Humane Society in Buchanan Dam to provide animal shelter services, as does Llano County and the cities of Burnet, Bertram, Horseshoe Bay and Sunrise Beach. The shelter is managed by an independent board of volunteer directrs and has a staff of several paid employees which handle the day-to-day operations of the shelter.

County Auditor Karen Hardin said HCHS had determined, during a meeting with county officials on Monday, it was about $60,000 to $70,000 short of funds to finish out the year and was making the request to the county to assist in providing funding.

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