The Greater Hillsdale Humane Society has a crisis on their hands and people there hope that the organization which rescues and shelters around 500 dogs and cats every year, will be able to keep its doors open.
Due to an administrative oversight, the Society’s tax-exempt status has lapsed and a lien has been placed on the shelter property by the IRS for unpaid withholding taxes.
The issue, according to shelter officials, came up at the worst possible time as the shelter is working to raise funds to cover operations and meet the costs of state-mandated renovation of its headquarters.
According to the Bryan Times, the organization has since applied for reinstatement of its tax-exempt status, but has been told by IRS officials that the bureau which handles non-profit organizations is backed up with both new applications and renewals and that the humane society’s application may not be addressed for months.
In the meantime, the shelter needs all the help it can get if it wants to survive.
It requires about $10,000 per month to operate.
Anyone interested in helping in any way can contact the humane society by phone at 517–523-2308 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations also can be made via PayPal on the Society’s Facebook page.