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Everett Animal Shelter

Posted on: January 19, 2023

2022 in Review

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As we celebrate the start of a new year, we’ve been reflecting on all our community accomplished for homeless and lost pets in 2022. Together we helped place stray and abandoned cats, dogs and critters into new, loving homes where they were given a chance to heal from homelessness, neglect and abuse. Lost pets had a safe place to wait while being reunited with their worried families and thousands of homeless animals received the critical medical care, food and shelter they needed to survive. 

Each year new we learn, adapt and grow as an organization in order to meet new challenges and serve our community in the best way possible.

In 2022 together, we:

  • Hosted our first community spay day where over 100 cats were spayed and neutered! There continues to be a nation-wide veterinary shortage which leaves families without access to basic vet care, but the families helped with this event can rest easy knowing their cats will live happy, healthy lives without contributing to the overpopulation problem.
  • Began partnering with local organizations who do not have their own veterinarian to spay/neuter their animals. Hundreds surgeries were performed for these partner organizations allowing them to continue to help animals in need without having to transfer them into our shelter for care.
  • Piloted our first dog behavior program to address the increase in behavior related surrender requests. This behavior pilot is something we are excited to expand on in 2023 and we will keep our community of donors informed.

Happy endings like Beryl’s are possible because of community support. Beryl was found facedown in a parking lot, ice cold and swarming with fleas and while being examined by our veterinarian she stopped breathing and her heart stopped beating. But Beryl, weighing less than 1 pound, found the strength to fight for her life. Her heart started back up and she began to breathe again. Your donations provided the medical care and recovery time she needed and today she is a happy, healthy, playful kitten!

As we start a new year, I am humbled by our community’s support of homeless and lost pets. Thank you for making a real difference, I wish you a very happy New Year!

With gratitude,

Glynis

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