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Hyde Park Hound Hike-Dillan's Team

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May 30, 2013

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AnnLouise Carosella

THE STORY:

NIAGARA COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

Dillan's Team has its sights set high and wants to raise at least $5,000 to support the Niagara County SPCA because the SPCA supported him when he needed it the most! Please join Dillan and his SPCA buddies to help raise money for the Niagara County SPCA!

With your help the Niagara County SPCA will be able to continue on the mission of saving the lives of animals in our communtity


Thank you for your donation.
AnnLouise


A few facts.....

The Niagara County SPCA has come a long way since this time last year. The new Board of Directors and management team have made tremendous strides in 8 short months. The following is a partial listing of some of the success stories that we have had:

• The shelter’s no kill rate rose from 29% at its lowest in 2011 to its most recent high of 99%. The Niagara County SPCA is now an official No-Kill shelter!

• In 2012, we doubled 2011’s adoptions with 1,568 dogs and cats, kittens and puppies finding new, loving, permanent homes. These include animals deemed “unadoptable” like Walter the blind cat and Walter’s visually impaired best pal Hope, both were adopted to the same home so they could remain together. Molly, Sybil, Zsa Zsa and Louise also found homes despite all of them being quite elderly, blind, and/or deaf.

• 64 Pomeranian dogs and puppies, rescued from a large scale breeder in Lockport, were spayed or neutered and placed in forever homes where they will be treated with love and respect.

• 70 cats were rescued from a hoarder in the Town of Somerset – 47 of these were spayed and neutered at no cost by board member, Dr. Susan Persico and her husband Dr. Ed Latson at their clinic, Central Park Animal Hospital.

• In response to outbreaks of parvovirus (a very painful, often fatal virus that attacks dogs) as evidenced by the intake of several dogs with the disease into our shelter from Niagara Falls, Shelter Director Amy Lewis, and board members Dr. Susan Persico and Niagara Falls Police Officer Dave Bower, set up a parvovirus vaccination clinic and the Shelter administered 244 vaccines free of charge. Board Members AnnLouise Carosella and Michelle Madigan assisted in getting all 244 recipients ready for Dr. Persico.

• Collaboration with Cornell University Hospital for Animals is in the works. Cornell Veterinarians including the Head of the Shelter Medicine Program, have volunteered to help facilitate a spay/neuter program for the Niagara County SPCA once the weather breaks this spring.

• The Shelter’s volunteer base has increased to over 100 compassionate people! All of these work diligently for no reason other than their love for the animals in our care.

• Board Member AnnLouise Carosella has established a highly successful foster care program and is credited with placing over 800 animals in foster care.

• Under the guidance of Board Treasurer David Urban, CPA and Board Secretary Michelle Madigan, the Shelter has rebounded from the brink of financial disaster and is on its way to becoming self sustaining. David and Michelle have taken complete responsibility for managing the day to day finances of the Shelter.

• We have hired a team of highly skilled and respected professionals to guide us including Michael deFreitas, Esq., Joshua Ramos, Esq., Gaines Kriner Elliott CPA’s and Landmark Wealth Management.

• We have made capital improvements to the facilities including new outdoor signs, new fire doors in our dog kennels, a new phone system, the acquisition of a 2013 Kubota Tractor and the pending delivery of a 2013 Ford Cargo Van.

• Board Members Bryan Barish, Larry Eggert and Dave Bower have all been sworn in as animal cruelty investigators.

• Under the guidance of Shelter Director Amy Lewis, the inside of the facility has been cleaned, sanitized and painted, including all the dog kennels. The paint for our kennels was donated by a dedicated volunteer, Donna Miller.

• Our Fundraising Committee chaired by Board Member Dave Bower, had several successful events in 2012 including Dog Days, Zombie Fest, the annual Christmas party and several very successful bucket brigades. 2013 also has terrific activities planned including monthly flea markets, the Pizzafest Challenge, Summer Jamboree and Zombie Run 2013. Stay tuned for further details.

• We have raised over $25,000 in grants in the past three months for our upcoming spay/neuter program.

• Every dog in our shelter now has a new Kuranda dog bed thanks to several caring individuals.

• Shelter Director Amy Lewis has begun utilizing the Open Paw Shelter Enrichment program to help volunteers with ways in which to enrich animal behavior.

• On our website you will find our monthly Asilomar statistics, our monthly financial statements, tax returns for the past 3 years and the 2011 audited financial statements. The 2012 audit is in process and will be released in early March.

The goal of your Board of Directors and the management team is to make our SPCA, the crown jewel of animal shelters. If you haven’t stopped by for a visit lately, please take a few minutes to stop at the Shelter to see the positive changes that are happening each and every day. And if you want to experience the love and loyalty of our animals, please consider taking Panthro, Meatball, Stan or any of our other residents, out for a walk………it is an experience you will never forget. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and the current residents of the Niagara County SPCA awaiting their forever homes, we thank you for your continued support.

$715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Evie & Tucker

    $25

  • David, Brenda, and Scooter Cohen

    $50

  • Joey, Renney, Duffee and Maxie

    $25

  • Shawn and Tammy Highway

    $25

  • Renney

    $10

  • Phyllis Burgio

    $35

  • Duke & Sam & Chanel

    $10

  • Arnie & Bootsie

    $10

  • Terri & Frank

    $20

  • Tom

    $20

  • Mom

    $20

  • Meghann and Tim Roehl

    $25

  • Linda Sundberg

    $15

  • Peter,George,Steffie, MaryAnn & Fran

    $25

  • Cathy Burke

     

  • Bert

    $10

  • Holly & Fred

    $10

  • The Kurek clan

     

  • Sheila Strassburg

    $25

  • Brandy Scrufari

    $100

  • Jacqui Scalise

    $50

  • Lolly, Sasha, Ozzy and Duke (SPCA Foster Pups)

    $20

  • Lorie Mitchell

    $10

  • Christine Porto

    $15

  • Lori J Pellow

    $20

  • Neffke Family

    $15

  • Cathy Burns

    $15

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72% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,970 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

AnnLouise Carosella

Amount Raised

$715

 

72% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Cynthia Orsi

Amount Raised

$620

 

62% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Amy Lewis

Amount Raised

$540

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Frank Coseglia

Amount Raised

$70

 

14% Raised of$500 Goal

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Allison Campbell

Amount Raised

$25

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NIAGARA COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREV...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Karen Karsten

Amount Raised

$0

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Dave Bower

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Cathy Burns

Cathy Burns

DONATION: $15

7 years ago

Neffke Family

Neffke Family

DONATION: $15

7 years ago

Lori J Pellow

Lori J Pellow

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Christine Porto

Christine Porto

DONATION: $15

7 years ago

Lorie Mitchell

Lorie Mitchell

DONATION: $10

7 years ago

Lolly, Sasha, Ozzy and Duke (SPCA Foster Pups)

Lolly, Sasha, Ozzy and Duke (SPCA Foster Pups)

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Jacqui Scalise

Jacqui Scalise

DONATION: $50

To my loves..Storm, Boubon, Susie. Al lost this past year. 7 years ago

Brandy Scrufari

Brandy Scrufari

DONATION: $100

In memory of Pat Scrufari 7 years ago

Sheila Strassburg

Sheila Strassburg

DONATION: $25

God Bless you Weezie!!! I am happy to be part of your sponsor team!!! Thank you for all you do to help enrich, enlighten, love and give solace to the fur babies of the NCSPCA. 7 years ago

The Kurek clan

The Kurek clan

Grateful for all AnnLouise's foster mentoring! Keep up the great work! 7 years ago