Thank you

Dear Friends, Adopters, Volunteers and Supporters,

During this time of year in between all the running around and rushing from one party to another, we also take time to reflect on the importance of friends and family.  For most of us family also means the animals in our lives that we love unconditionally.  Our pets are loyal companions and often fill a void that humans cannot. It is a bond that should certainly be treasured and held close to one’s heart.

Sadly, for many animals that bond is often broken by those who had promised to love and protect them for life.  During 2016, Pets Alive helped over 1,100 animals through adoption, rescue, TNR (Trap Neuter Return) and the pet chow pantry.   Despite what many of them have endured whether being abandoned, starved, or deprived of basic and life-saving medical care, we have put their shattered lives back together with thanks to you.  It is because of your support and our communities support that we have been able to impact so many lives and right so many wrongs.

Thank you to our adopters who have given our animals a second chance at a forever home.  To the adopters who have come in and seen past the gray muzzle and adopted a senior dog THANK YOU.  To the adopters who see the hidden love in a shy cat’s eyes and have taken a chance on them THANK YOU.  To the adopters who come for one and adopt two THANK YOU.  To all our adopters you have saved not one but two lives when choosing to adopt as you have given us space to save another life.

To our volunteers: THANK YOU for giving of yourselves selflessly, tirelessly and for loving our animals unconditionally.  To the volunteers who come and walk our dogs in the rain, the snow and the heat THANK YOU.  To our volunteers who come every week and clean and scoop litter boxes with a smile on your face THANK YOU.  To our volunteers who come and muck stalls, fields and groom our farm animals THANK YOU.  To all the volunteers who take our animals to adoption events, greet visitors at Pets Alive, take pictures, run special events, do laundry, work behind the scenes, train our dogs and spend time with shy cats THANK YOU!

And to our supporters: THANK YOU for always answering are pleas for help!  By sending bleach, garbage bags, dog and cat food, paper trays, KMR, laundry detergent, and monetary donations when we take in a medical case or a hoarding case that we can’t afford, rescue is only possible because we know our supporters will be there for us.  It is because of you, our supporters, that Pets Alive will be there when the call comes in to save the animals that need us most. We can only cover the front lines because we know you have our backs.

On behalf of the Pets Alive family, I want to wish each and everyone one of you a happy and healthy new year.  Stay warm. Stay safe. We look forward to you continuing to be a part our Pets Alive family.

For the animals,

Beckystaff1216pawprint

 

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