President’s Corner

I hope you all have survived what turned out to be a difficult winter for us. Which brings me to my first bit of news.

After nearly 20 years of service our two boilers, which heat the building , the floors in the animal wards, and supplies us with hot water, shut down. We received a diagnosis, after a stop gap repair from Fine Mechanical, that basically said they were about to die. We want to thank some people who donated their time and services to get us through a critical period.

Mike DeSteffano, a mechanical engineer, donated his expertise to come up with a design for what we actually needed and architect Tom Klingensmith collaborated. Thank you for all the hours you spent on this project.

Once all the designs were in place, we learned the project would cost approximately $80,000.00. We made appeals to the local foundations to help us with funding. Within a short time, we received the good news that The Stark Community Foundation would grant our request. We are truly indebted to this wonderful organization for their generosity and support.

Amazingly, Fine Mechanical kept the one boiler going so we could supply heat for our animals. The office staff did suffer through some very cold days with just one Kerosene heater. We did close the office for only two days when the temperatures dipped down to the high 30’s. The staff again needs to be recognized for their dedication and concern during our recent snow storm. More than enough kennel staff, braved the storm to come out to clean, feed, and medicate the animals. As the saying goes “ You Guys Rock”.

The Humane Society will be hosting an Open House on July 26th 2008. One of the highlights will be a microchip clinic for your pets. We will be working with Home Again, the largest microchip distributor in the country. For a one time registration fee of $15.00 you can have your pet microchipped and all pertinent information placed into the National data base. We will have more info, closer to the date.

I have to remind you all to mark your calendars for this years’ Pond & Waterfall Tour. The tour dates are June 21st. and 22nd. This event has become one of our most popular.

Finally I want to remind everyone that our’ Never Too Old To Be Loved’ campaign is entering its second year. If you are considering an adoption, please remember to look at all the beautiful adult animals that are available. I hope you all have a great spring.

Nancy Reinbold
Board President

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