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Danville Humane Society "Pounds for Hounds" Celebration

DANVILLE -- Organizers at the Danville Humane Cociety say "Pounds for Hounds" is not a fundraiser, just an event.  A way to continue rebranding the organization in a positive light and to help the animals they've been fighting to protect.

Hosted by the society's Four Paws Thrift Shoppe, people sifted through clothing, books and houseware items at a discounted price. Over the last few years, the society's new director says the organization has "been through a lot." She says they're ready to start a new chapter and this event is helping that happen.

"It was an outreach and we could give back because that's what we wanted to do, you know we have had so much support we want to give back," Director Sherry Unzicker said.

Resident Hailey Johnson said the event was great idea.

"It gives the community a good rap and it also shows people how good our community is, actually is, because Danville doesn't have the best community, or at least people don't think that Danville does," Johnson said.

Back in February, the society's contract with the city for animal control was ended. And effective July 13, four of its nine board members will resign.
   
Despite the controversy, Unzicker says her focus is on the animals. Money collected will go towards much needed items like animal shelter beds, facility support and a security system.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Kim Shine reports.