As we celebrate the start of a new year, I’ve been reflecting on all you did for homeless and lost pets in our community in 2021. The last couple of years have been difficult for all of us, but you recognized that the animals in our community still needed your help.
Despite the challenges we have faced as a community and as a shelter, you made last year our most successful and accomplished so much for the animals in our care. You helped provide critical medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless animals that came through our doors. Because of your generosity, stray and abandoned cats, dogs and critters were placed into new, loving homes and were given a chance to heal from homelessness, neglect and abuse. Cats rescued from overcrowded living situations are learning to trust humans. Stray and abandoned dogs are sleeping soundly in soft, warm beds, maybe for the very first time.
You also helped reunite lost pets with their worried families and your donations provided care to pets of families on low income. With your help, we were able to offer routine vaccines, microchips and even life-saving veterinary care during a time of national veterinary shortages to families that may not have been able to afford care elsewhere. These families can start a new year knowing their beloved pets are safe and healthy because of your generosity.
Happy endings like Marshall’s are possible because of you. Marshall was abandoned on our doorstep, cold, hungry and suffering in pain with a broken leg, most likely the result of being hit by a car. Your donations provided the surgery and recovery time he needed to heal, and today he is a happy and healthy young dog! Marshall has been adopted into a new, loving home where he can run and play, pain free.
As we start a new year, I am humbled by your support of our community’s homeless and lost pets. You make our work possible. Thank you for making a real difference, I wish you a very happy New Year!
Glynis Frederiksen, Shelter Manager