TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — You can help the Terre Haute Humane Society by taking part in our annual “Tail-a-thon” one week from today.

There are nearly 180 animals at the shelter right now looking for their forever home. Each pet has been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, been given medication to prevent heart worms, treated for fleas, and have been microchipped.

The shelter’s director, Charles Brown said that the shelter goes through hundreds of pounds of food per month, and thus running the shelter costs $620,000 a year. With that in mind, every donation counts and helps.

“We can’t do what we do without the community’s support,” said Brown. “Keeping the lights on a month is probably $2,000.”

The telethon will be held next Thursday March 24. Those wishing to donate can call in their donations from 3 to 6 p.m. Electronic donations can be made already at this link.