Dear Animal Advocates,
I wish everyone a happy 2015. I am pleased and proud to say that 2014
was a terrific year for the animals in our care. Henry Ford once said “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.” We had a very successful year and one filled with excitement and opportunities.
2014 was a record year for finding homes for the homeless. With the commitment of staff, volunteers, our community and supporters, I am pleased to announce that we found homes for 3,725 animals. Moreover, through our community food bank we distributed more than 2,000 lbs. of dry food and more than 14,000 cans of wet food to those in need.
Controlling pet overpopulation is of paramount importance and NHA takes a proactive approach to the problem through our community spay/neuter programs. Our teams in 2014 performed more than 8,000 surgeries providing assistance to more than 3,400 families. But we won’t stop there – as we have set even higher goals for 2015 with monthly spay/neuter specials both at the shelter clinic and with our mobile unit ROVER as we expand and provide services to surrounding counties. It is not about the numbers however, it is about those loving, breathing souls that depend on us every day.
On Jan 2nd I walked through the kennels and looked at the animals that were still at the shelter. I told them I knew 2014 was not their year but that we will do everything in our power in 2015 to make sure we find them loving and caring homes.
As 2014 came to a close we look ahead, setting goals for the coming year with a renewed commitment to helping reduce the number of homeless animals. As productive as it was, 2015 brings new challenges, new opportunities, renewed excitement and commitment to all the animals in the community. I hope you will join me on this journey and you will help me keep the commitment I made to the animals in the shelter. With your ongoing support and generosity I have no doubt that together we can make 2015 another outstanding year.
On behalf of all the animals that are counting on us, thank you for your commitment, your support and your generosity.
Joy Beach, Executive Director