Report to Board of Directors September 2010

Staff: Stacie Purvis began her unpaid medical leave on September 9th and will return to work on October 20th.

Moonlight Kennel Operation: We closed the Moonlight Kennel operation on September 14th. All animals available for adoption are in the shelter at Madrid Ave. Four adult dogs and three litters of pups are still unavailable and have been placed in foster care. One of the dogs is in need of special surgery to correct entropy ( congenital deformation of the eyelids). Dr. Sophia Theodore is exploring options for her surgery. We are in the process of collecting funds for her treatment and several volunteers are composing her bio & photos for the website.

Volunteers & Work Study: 25 new volunteers attended a group orientation on September 11th. Fifteen have completed in- shelter training and are active on the weekly schedule. Six students from Clarkson are participating in the work study program this semester.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Service: Dr. Ed Gordon has agreed to offer spay/neuter services for members of the public in our contracted towns who have populations of stray & feral cats. As we work through the process of developing protocols & fee structures for this program we are assisting 2 families in the town of Lawrence with their feral cat populations.

Dr.Gordon has also expressed an interest in offering low cost S/N services for both dogs & cats to low income residents.

Veterinary Services: I am developing a mailing to all  veterinarians in our area. It will contain the following:

  • Request for prices associated with both scheduled & emergency procedures we routinely require (x-ray, bone setting, quill removal…)
  • Request for commitment to the Free Wellness Exam offered to all adopters
  • Solicitation for Vets interested in participating in Low Cost spay/neuter program (options: feral cats only or dogs & cats)

Also included in the packet will be general information & statistics related to PHS programs & operations.

Town Contracts: Yearly letters & contracts were sent out in the first week of September to all of our 10 townships as well as to the towns of Canton & Madrid.


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