Humane Society gets $800 donation

Humane Society gets $800 donation.

ROGERSVILLE – The Hawkins County Humane Society has received $817.04 as a result of the Jurnee’s Journey Pet Star Coin Prize Contest 2016.

“These angels brought us a donation of $817,” HCHS Director Sandy Behnke wrote in a Aug. 6 Facebook post.

The angels she was referring to were Karen Elkins, of the Fit4Life Fitness Center in Kingsport, and Jurnee’s Journey founder Jurnee Carr who both traveled to Rogersville to present the donation.

“Contestants raised funds for various shelters in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Karen Elkins, executive director of the Fit4Life Fitness Center in Kingsport, placed second in the contest, raising $817.04 for the Hawkins County Humane Society.

“She (Elkins) works tirelessly to raise funds to cover vaccinations and spay and neuter procedures for the Hawkins County Humane Society. Lynda Fontaine of 98.5 WTFM also donated dog toys to supplement Karen’s donation.

Jurnee’s Journey Background

Jurnee’s Journey: Helping All God’s Creations is a non-profit organization that provides support to Humane Societies and rescue groups and promotes the importance of spay/neutering to control pet population, according to its Facebook page.

The organization was founded in 2007 by Jurnee Carr and, to date, Jurnee’s Journey has raised over $50,000 to help save the lives of homeless dogs and cats! Please contact us for volunteer opportunities!

Together, through public awareness of the importance of spay/neutering pets to control the pet population, we can end euthanasia! Please join the Jurnee’s Journey mission. Visit to learn more.

Fit4Life Fitness Center

Located at 4348 West Stone Drive in Kingsport, Fit4Life Fitness Center offers 24/7child care, aerobics, strength training and much more.

There are no contracts or sign-up fees and military, first-responder and student discounts are offered.

The phone number is (423) 292-1712.