So howdy...lots of catching up to do, not to mention the ole' year-end summation.
And yes, it was a great year! We made a lot of connections with other holistically-oriented groups and individuals; learned a lot. (One woman from LA just sent me a great protocol for treating stomatitus (ulcers in mouth) with which many here have been plagued. Gaining some traction and visibility in the greater community. Learning how to screen and counsel adopters better, and not to yell when the callers inevitably say that they want a "Maine Coon" cat...I just hear 'big and friendly'...the collective unconscious is alive and well.
Averaged one adoption a week..and lots of folks took two..the little ones MUST go in twos, unless there is another peer pal at home...
Was able to participate in the Maddies Fund Adoptathon, from which we received $3500.00 in grant money! Wow!
And our donations were way up this year, to about half of what we spent. Better than last year..by far.
Did a lot of spay/neuter of the local ferals or homeless cats as well. Thanks to the support of Community Concern for Cats, a local (and better funded :-) ) group, who paid for the fixin's.
Great thanks to my ass-kicking Board of Directors, who have stepped up to the plate in many ways...and especially to beloved Susan Mulloy, who made the whole 501(3)c happen.
Wonder how to insert a photo! Will publish then give it a try!