Joie Alexander spoke to the SEVHS Board of directors by saying” Thank you for your hard work that helps all of our animals that cannot speak for themselves, find forever homes, treat the sick, help the injured, and do everything we can to put our animals in to happy homes forever.
Mark Johnson, Mike Walker, Nancy Sypolt, and Jamie Peterson were sworn in for the next three years to become a vital part of the SEV Humane Society Board of Directors by City Councilwoman, Joie Alexander. Joie had each one raise their right hand and agree to upholding the Articles and by-laws, work to help save lives, find forever homes, and promise to work to help this shelter be a successful organization to meet the needs of all animals in our community.
Five new officers (Executive Committee) also took the same oath. President Debi Laibe, Past Vice-President Rick McFadden, Past President Debbie Jackson, Secretary Theresa Watry, and Treasurer Gill Canady. Other board members on the 2012-2013 Board are: Vicky Fischer, Judy Olinger, Bob Voshell, and Janet Tomlinson.
With new officers, new board members, we are also under new management with Susan Cooper stepping up as Interim Director. With all the newness at SEVHS, what isn’t new is the difficult struggle to find the funds to do all we need to do to follow our mission of taking care of our animals and our shelter in our community. With the struggle of the economy, our shelter feels the effects which shows in the heavy decline of donations by 75%. Our shelter counts on the donations of cash, food, supplies, etc. Without these, this local shelter that helps approximately 4000 animals a year to find homes cannot continue. Every year it costs more and more to help us succeed in our very important job.
Many people think that this local shelter receives help from the Federal and State Governments. We are a non-profit, and we hold our shelter together on donations alone that come from wonderful people like you in our community.
Ways you can help so we can stay open and be your shelter locally
- Donate your dollars.
- Donate the items that we have on our wish list.
- Donate your time to volunteer at our shelter.
- Become a Foster Parent.
- Attend our events.
- Help sponsor our events.
- Consider including us in your will.
The economy has put a hardship on all of us. If we don’t speak for them they can’t be heard. What they are saying is that SEVHS needs your financial support to keep this local shelter alive and moving forward. Every cent given to us goes directly to help save our animals, take care of them, supply medical care, feed and care for them till there forever home.
Many of you have and continue to support us with your monthly checks, supplies, and by giving your time. We are very grateful. Now more than ever we are really feeling the economic crunch. That is why we are sharing with you our great need for donations.
We need your help. Won’t you please help us so we can take care of all of our furry friends?