I am fond of saying that while we have established protocols and policies, our rescue should always remain flexible. We need to be able to pivot, swivel, and adapt to changes that we cannot control. Covid presented us with that challenge, and we were able to expand and retract programs to accommodate the new conditions and needs. Focusing on expanding the Pet Pantry, TNR and Transports (for free and low cost spay/neuter) programs, meant that we achieved reducing Shelter intake significantly. The Shelter has noted a reduction in feral cats and kitten intake, as well as no noticeable owner surrenders because of inability to feed pets. This success is made possible by our generous community and volunteers dedicated to animal advocacy. Thank you to all our hard-working volunteers who are committed to our vision of a No-Kill Community and making our programs successes to those ends.
PS; Apologies for this very late and not-up-to-par newsletter. Our webmaster has disappeared like a ghost, leaving us in a lurch. Anyone know WordPress?
Patricia A. Werick
President, Culpeper Humane Society