October/November Director’s Message

It’s hard to imagine that I have now been director for 6 months.

So many positive things have happened in such a short time. The shelter has reconnected with our community in a big and much needed way. Memberships have grown, donations are up, and our fundraisers to date have been successful.

For so long, no one knew about the hardships the shelter was having. The people that helped build the Humane Society (literally) from the ground up had fallen away due to lack of communication.  As those connections broke down, so did the support the shelter needed to maintain financial stability.

I want to thank the Allen County community for responding to the needs of the Humane Society in such an awesome way! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of compassion and help the shelter is receiving!

Thanks to your help, we are beginning to get our finances back on track. Debts are being paid, bills are becoming current, and where necessary payment plans have been put in place. The current shelter fiscal health is beginning to look up.

But we aren’t out of the woods yet, far from it  Continued help from the community is needed to keep the shelter steady at a sustainable level for the future. Bills and medical needs are an ongoing concern. We are implementing new programs (like the low cost spay/neuter project) that will create a small source of income and also researching new grants to help sponsor  those programs. However, a large portion of our funding depends upon the generosity of each of you.

Please continue to support the animals of Allen County.

Become a member. Donate. Volunteer. Attend our events and fundraisers. Adopt. Foster. Share our story and mission. Be a part and make a difference!

 

Thank you!

 

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