Roger Lehosit Kicks Off "The MCM Pound-for-Pound Challenge" for the 7th Straight Year

By Local News | December 16, 2017
The Humane Society of Harrison County and their friends at MCM Business Systems have kicked off the 7th Annual "MCM Pound-for-Pound Challenge" to help feed the animals cared for at the Humane Society's home located on Saltwell Road.

Roger Lehosit is the owner of MCM Business Systems.  Eight years ago, he stopped by the Humane Society and adopted his furry family friend "Mumble".  Roger was so moved by Mumble's adoption process and the operation of the Humane Society that he decided to become an active volunteer.  And that's how the "MCM  Pound-for-Pound Pet Food Challenge" got started.

The purpose and goal of "The Challenge" is to provide the Humane Society with the pet food they need to feed their animals for the entire year.  At the Humane Society of Harrison County alone, more than 1,000 dogs and cats are cared for and prepared for adoption on an annual basis. 

"I never realized how much food the Humane Society goes through in a single year," Lehosit said.
It takes about 20,000 pounds of dog and cat food to provide meals for all of the animals at the shelter.

"The MCM Challenge started out with the idea of providing the Humane Society with the pet food they would need to feed the animals for the entire year.  We almost hit that goal last year....and we will definitely hit it this year," Lehosit said.
For every pound of dog or cat food donated, Lehosit will personally match the donation "pound for pound".

Lehosit's confidence in hitting the goal of 10,000 pounds comes from his confidence in the Humane Society Clubs at three of Harrison County's high schools.  Students at Liberty High School, Robert C. Byrd High School and Bridgeport High School have formed clubs to help support the Humane Society.  Lehosit has contacted the advisors for each club seeking their help and enthusiasm.

"I'm excited to be partnering with the kids and we could certainly use their help.  We will match the donations the student clubs collect pound for pound," Lehosit continued.

Lehosit said that donations of Purina brand pet food, puppy chow and kitten chow can be donated to the Humane Society and dropped off at three locations:  (1) MCM Business Systems at 1315 Buckhannon Pike in Nutter Fort; (2) the Humane Society Thrift Store at 220 Milford Street in Clarksburg; or at the Humane Society Shelter located on Saltwell Road.  Purina brand is the preferred brand for the Humane Society.

In addition to donations of pet food and because of the increased number of pets being cared for, Dennison said that the Humane Society is also in need of cleaning supplies.  Lehosit encouraged those interested in supporting the Challenge to also consider donating items such as Chlorox, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, laundry detergent and garbage bags.

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