Coretta Scott King once said “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
This could not be more true than when we speak of our amazing supporters, volunteers and team members. This year, like so many recent ones, has been a year of the unknown. Increased number of animals entering our care- actually an 18.5% increase from 2021. Inflation making the cost of everything from toilet paper to kitty litter increase exponentially. We are seeing a larger need from the community for help from our intervention program with medical and behavioral needs.
Along with the struggles have been some pretty stellar moments too! We have witnessed almost 700 pets enter new homes between adoption and working with fellow 501.c.3 rescue groups. Our programs for intervention, spay/neuter and community outreach have grown- seeing more than 1,500 animals served! Our volunteers have remained a steadfast part of our success. Ensuring animals receive love and attention, giving time in the shelter and in the community, your dedication makes us a better organization.
Our ability to ride these waves and provide for pets and their people is only possible because of you. We know we could not do it all without the support of our humane community. Every single time we said “We need you!” you said “Here we are!” That is a priceless gift.
This holiday season we simply wish to say thank you. You have made our year better simply by being you.
From our team to yours, may your holiday season be filled with joy and laughter, dog kisses and cat hair, and hopefully some rest and rejuvenation for 2023.
For the animals,
Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, CAWA