Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society | Connecting Point | Nov. 4, 2014

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society | Connecting Point | Nov. 4, 2014


did you mean: societies marking five
years in Springfield south and headquarters executive director Leslie Harris in a
really cute little friend in cakes came in to talk about some of the great
things they do it taken for our animals in their owners and more you know a lot
of people think a big Humane Society is a place to come to adopt a dog or cat mean I think this is a place to adopt
another type of animal: and we have got runs a guinea pigs fair
it’s rabbits mice rats burns we have all kinds a small animals for
adoption everybody has different taste in pets & and you’ve got pretty much
everything that’s right if you are thinking about keeping him as a pet you
should check with us first marking five years in Springfield ring
the former MSP CA silly down a downtown Union Street and unbelievable what a busy place taking
you mean to say is you have I understand marked 50 thousand spaying or neutering
procedures in the past five years that’s right we
actually just hit 52,000 Queen Creek at about 2000 are about a thousand
surgeries a month at our community spay/neuter clinic and that seems like a lotta sorta
working at number what was the number really mean for community and tell you what in a trend that they
can has been in Springfield the five years that we’ve been here serving a whole pie near Valley the
impact that volume of surgeries has had on homeless animal population this
community have been astounding we have been able
to as an organization reduced the euthanasia rate for homeless
cats in our community by 77 percent and you do that not just by adopting a
lot of cats out writer finding homes for the micro
hoping to find a home for cakes but you do that by preventing Hamas from ever being
homeless in the first place and one of the best ways to do that is to nip in the bud keep them from
having babies when asked about so I i was just amazed
at this moment when we were going to do this spot to your
your lady Lee Hamilton it is so much work to market and engage publicly I said sunny summers have to do so I can
print well the list went on and on it was great spa safety
plan for animals program hope for a cat or dog a pet owner who suddenly for some temporary reason can secure the in
its Ryan safety plan has something that they can has been
doing for almost 20 years and what this does is provide temporary emergency foster care for cat
or dog person even some other types of animals arm to help a person get the kind of care that here she need
so for instance if a person is trying to get away from a domestic violence
situation most domestic violence shelters do not
accommodate pets but to leave a pet behind my mean that the animal might be subject
to abuse some people actually stay in an abusive
situation because they’re afraid for the animals now we know if you can go into shelter
Eva safe place for your animal to go more people will seek shelter from
domestic violence so they can provide temporary short term care for people
seeking shelter for domestic violence who also have animals are trying to
protect and it’s not just in situations like
that we also have temporary foster care for I’m a person spat when the person is
seeking temporary hospitalization so maybe a senior who lives alone has a
little dog she falls and breaks a hip chigney six weeks RehabCare but we don’t
want is for the dog to become homeless and have to go somewhere else as a
result in this case doc simply goes into foster care maybe
it’s back on her feet dog goes back home it’s a win-win every
week Thursday mornings you have a low-cost vaccine clinic and again that’s when
those things it can really mean a big difference for family that just can’t forward full care for their
pets writer you know I think that you know twenty
five years ago in the Pioneer Valley animal homelessness the real crisis
abiam homelessness was there are simply too many pets that even you know the average
middle-class American allow the animal to have litters of puppies or kittens
without really giving it a second thought and animal welfare advocates have really
been able to make a dent in that perception so that most pets are
now you know spayed or neutered in vaccinated the one
of the things that really stands in the way for a lot of families have doing
right by their pet in a way that they really want to is
financial access so providing affordable vaccine every
week make sure that the animals in our
community are protected against disease we take the opportunity each one of
those clinics to talk to our clients about spay or neuter surgery if the
animals not already fixed we can talk to you about that pick some
up with her clinic really help people who’ve never had a
relationship with their with a veterinary in learn how to develop one because it
at the vexing clicks you can actually get it chance to talk to a veterinary in many
cases for the very first time they will tell you that I go to those
vaccine clinics I talk to some other people who are waiting in line with
their pets they are some the healthiest and most
loved pets the you me and its a simple matter
financial barriers that prevent them from getting everything that they need am home Asus in our community is no
longer about to being too many animals it’s now about poverty and it really is
about people having to make difficult decisions and so everything that they
can do to help serve intervene give support
where support can be given help people get the information that
they need to make good decisions and giving them access to services makes a huge
difference in our ability to save lives here so
many programs you doing obviously you accepted fees from people payment accept
donations but it costs a lot of money and I’m sure muskie’s don’t cover everything you’re
in the midst now love a major fundraising drive I know tell us
how critical that he is to what you doing what you want to
continue to do sure what did he mean society is an independent non-profit so
we’re not a government agency when I municipal
Animal Control Agency were not million the word me to sign your name
we’re not governed by national humane organization were entirely local and what we do we do as a charitable
organization so contributions obviously a big party that we’ve got a three
million dollar budget significant part that comes from fees for service so please spare your
pet a charge a fee if we you know the optimal out we typically
charge a fee but know what the terrible contribution
really makes and meet for us we’ve got a matching grant coming up that get it made between now and November
15th go toward that and people can give online and learn more about us
there and everybody remember give a call go on the web
taking main society let’s get takes a home that’s right what
a character his ears always treat everyone the same
company thanks Jim

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *