In the past, the group has contributed dollars to upgrade the Batesville Street Department dog kennels and purchased a microchip scanner for that location so city officials can reunite pets with owners.
Last year PAAIN donated money to humane societies in Ripley, Franklin and Decatur counties. Dollars also were given to the Scottsburg society for gas for its van, which transports dogs from southeastern Indiana shelters to a new Chicago adoption facility.
“It’s our donors who keep us doing what we love to do,” Behlmer says. Persons who want to contribute may make tax-deductible donations through PayPal on the Web site or mail checks to PAAIN, P.O. Box 141, Batesville, IN 47006.
Debbie Blank can be contacted at email@example.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
How to track down a lost pet • If someone has lost a pet within Batesville city limits, PAAIN leaders recommend calling the street department first, then WRBI, local veterinarians and nearby humane societies. • To make it easy to reunite owners with pets, dogs and cats should be registered with the city through the police department for small fees (a numbered tag provides contact information); have collar tags with phone numbers; and/or be microchipped.