Presidents Perspective

“Until one has loved an animal, part of one’s soul remains unawakened” Anatole France

This is one of my favorite quotes because it’s so true for me. My animals enrich my life and bring joy and laughter to my world. When I meet people who can’t have a pet for whatever reason, I tell them there are still dozens of ways they can still help animals in need. A few simple ideas are volunteer your time at the local shelter and wash bowls or walk the dogs. You can collect food, toys and old towels or host a yard sale and donate the profits to animals in need. Or when you pick up food for your pet, grab an extra bag and take it to the shelter.

There will always be needs in our community and your donation may help someone be able to keep their pet if the budget gets tight. There are also many local animal-related fundraisers where your attendance and participation will help local rescues and you can often bring your pet so they can have fun too! Every dollar raised can go to help an animal in need. And if you are not ready for full-time pet ownership, pet fostering is always an option where you save the life of the animal while the rescue tries to find them a good home. As a community, there are many ways to help the animals in our shelter and one of the most important ways is to spread the word about the importance of spaying and neutering.

Please follow us on Facebook to learn of our upcoming events and thank you again for your continued support! We look forward to meeting you!

Rebecca St.Jean, President, FoMCAS