In Wood County alone "approximately 3,500 cats and dogs are subject to euthanasia due to overpopulation," said Deborah Powell, who served as a board member for the Humane Society of Parkersburg at the time of this fund's creation. To address the problem of overpopulation, the Humane Society of Parkersburg established a low cost spay and neuter program in 1991. This successful program continues through the present.
Deborah B. Powell Humane Society of Parkersburg Spay/Neuter Fund
Recognizing the need for this important program, Mrs. Powell wanted to ensure that ongoing support was available in order to save many cats and dogs from euthanasia. Through a gift, Mrs. Powell, and her husband William Powell, established the Deborah B. Powell Humane Society of Parkersburg Spay/Neuter Fund. The fund is administered as an endowment fund, with only the earnings used to support the spay and neuter program.