I wanted send a quick note to keep all of you, our followers, up to date on the exciting things happening with ADOPT! We are doing well and our Board and volunteers have been very productive since we took over in April. We had a busy November and December. In November, we held our first trivia night and silent auction. A little over 300 people attended and we made over $10,000.00. Shortly there after, in early December, we were the featured charity at the Flyball event at Purina Farms. The event was both fun and successful!
ADOPT has been very busy helping Rescue groups rescue animals from JCAC (Jefferson County Animal Control). As a result of what the rescue groups and volunteers are doing, euthanasia has dropped to almost nothing at JCAC the past 4 weeks!!!
We have also been instrumental in helping JT set up a volunteer group to go out to JCAC and help walk dogs and clean kennels on weekends. It is a success getting adoptable dogs and cats more visibility to get rescued or adopted. We are always looking for volunteers to donate their time. Any help would be appreciated. Go to ShelterBuddies on facebook to see the good work these people are doing. We encourage and accept donations to help with costs for vetting, for rescues, boarding, and fosters.
The Jefferson Co. Pet Food Pantry is coordinated under ADOPT, and exists to help people who may be struggling financially with obtaining food for their pets. Debby Mikles is the President of that organization. Debby has been successful in helping many people who otherwise would not be able to afford food for their pets.
ADOPT helps to provide supplies to JCAC when needed. We are always looking for donations to assist us in the purchase of those items and help to offset their costs and provide items they otherwise can't get.
Last but not least, we are actively looking for property to get us on our way to opening a facility in Jefferson Co. We will keep you posted!
To keep up with what we are doing, go to www.adoptmo.com or visit our facebook page A.D.O.P.T. of Jefferson Co, Missouri. We are planning this year's fund raising events as we speak, and we have many fun things planned! We are in the process of firming up our dates and details, and we will send you our calender for the year very soon. We would love to see you (or to have your help!) at our events if you would like to assist us.
Thank you for your interest and let us know if you are interested in assisting us in any of our endeavors. We would gladly accept your help and/or donations with any of our projects. Our address is ADOPT P.O. Box 246 Arnold, Mo. 63010 for any donations and please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Cherie B, ADOPT President