Dear Animal Advocates,
Having turned the calendar on another new year, now is a great time to reflect on Nashville Humane Association’s achievements in 2012 and focus on the exciting possibilities 2013 will bring. We have so much to celebrate, and look forward to a new year brimming with opportunities to further our mission.
The Nashville Humane Association is committed to making a significant impact on the pet overpopulation crisis that plagues both our area and the world. Controlling pet overpopulation is of paramount importance and we strive to approach the problem proactively through our spay/neuter programs. In 2012 alone, we spayed and neutered over 8,113 animals in this community thereby providing assistance to over 3,412 area families.
The Nashville Humane Association also made a tremendous impact through our efforts to find homes for homeless pets. In 2012, we placed 3,126 animals into forever homes. Moreover, through our community pet food bank, we distributed 16,213 pounds of dry pet food and 6,000 cans of pet food to those in need.
Steadfast in our belief that education is one of the keys to promoting the humane treatment of animals, we launched a new educational program for children ages 6-12 called Pet Pals. One day a month for 4 months, children learned from a variety of animal related topics such as Dog Bite Prevention, Keeping Animals Healthy, Safe and Happy, Careers in Animal Welfare and more. Continuing in 2013, we hope to educate, excite and motivate the next generation of animal welfare leaders.
While we are proud of what we accomplished in 2012, it is important to give credit where credit is due: none of our success would be possible without the support of our community. We extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters. You are the reason we are able to do the work we do.
Our goals for 2013 are simple: continue to make a difference in the lives of both pets and people in our community. However, in order to do so, we need your support.
At Nashville Humane Association, we believe that it takes a community to take positive steps towards responsible pet ownership and eradicate the problems of homeless and neglected pets. Please join us in our efforts.
With your support, we endeavor to: continue our work to control pet overpopulation through our spay/neuter clinics whereby significantly reducing the potential for unwanted animals; maintain a high level of community awareness through social media, marketing and media outreach designed to heighten and sustain awareness regarding the plight of homeless animals; ensure that our DART team is available to assist our neighbors in need; promote responsible pet ownership and raise awareness of animal-related issues; and continue our extensive efforts to find homes for homeless animals.
Each person who supports Nashville Humane Association makes a difference—and it is only through your support that we can continue our work to help animals in need. With your financial contribution, we will continue to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face and work to make a difference in our community. With your help, I have no doubts that we can make 2013 another outstanding year.
On behalf of all of the animals who are counting on us, thank you for your commitment, your support and your generosity.
Joy Beach, Executive Director