By Rachael Sowers
When you start talking to people who have been involved with the local humane society, one person’s name is mentioned every time.
When Finch moved to Batesville, there was not a functioning humane society. She started with 6 pens located outside behind the animal control building by the river, and now, in 2019, the organization has a building with a capacity for 180. More than 11,000 animals have been served, all the while being a no-kill shelter.
Because of all the recent requests for financial assistance, and because they recently named a new director, I became curious about the organization. If you would like to know more about Finch’s journey as shelter director, see articles linked below, in chronological order, highlighting quotes from Finch.
2011 -> Includes stats about animal reproduction timelines (See page 30.)
2016 -> In-depth feature on Bev Finch (See cover, and page 12.)