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Humane society stresses adopting older pets




Daily Journal staff reports

The Humane Society of Johnson County is encouraging potential pet owners to consider adopting an older animal in November during Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are housing older animals in need of good homes and owners who want to care for them.

During November, residents are invited to take the opportunity to get acquainted with the older pets available at the Humane Society of Johnson County.

Visit www.petfinder.com or call 535-6626.

Movie about theater

for sale at museum

A DVD about the history of Franklin’s Artcraft Theatre is available for sale at the Johnson County Museum of History.

“The Historic Artcraft Theatre of Franklin, Indiana: Celebrating 90 Years of Entertainment” tells the stories of the Artcraft through oral histories, behind-the-scenes tours, vintage photographs and artifacts.

The video segments include profiles of the “Popcorn Lady” Irene Petro, who worked at the concession counter for more than 30 years; and Trueman Rembusch, the colorful owner of the theater in its heyday.

The video also demonstrates the 1950s-era projectors, which are both still used at the theater. The DVD also explores the theater’s historic renovations and current efforts to bring the theater back to its mid-century grandeur.

The DVD was produced for the Johnson County Museum of History by Ange Bolton and Max Albsmeyer.

The cost of the DVD is $10; proceeds benefit the museum and the theater. It can be purchased in the gift shop on the main floor of the museum, 135 N. Main St., Franklin.

Information: JohnsonCountyMuseum.org, 346-4500

Humane Society seeks volunteers, donations

The Humane Society of Johnson County is looking for community volunteers and donors.

Ways to help include volunteering, fostering animals, becoming a member of the humane society, providing supplies for the humane society’s wish list or making a donation.

The humane society is seeking donations of hard-sided animal carriers for cats and dogs, which may be new or used in good condition. These carriers are needed to transport animals for vet care or adoption events.

Donations are being sought for the Dudley Fund, which provides money for surgeries for homeless animals, such as for:

  • Channing, a Persian cat that came to the Humane Society after being found wandering, badly matted and in poor health due to malnutrition. The vet says he will make a full recovery, however, he needs dental surgery to aid in that recovery.
  • Cindy, a small dog with two bad knees who is now in the Humane Society’s care. Surgery on her knees will make her pain-free and ready to lead a happy life in a permanent, loving home.

The surgeries are expensive and help is needed to aid Channing, Cindy and other animals. All donations to The Dudley Fund will help the humane society continue to assist these animals.

Donations can be sent to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131. Donations can also be made on line at www.HSJC.org.

For additional information, call the Humane Society at 535-6626.

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