When our shelter manager told us several months ago he was moving, the opportunity of a lifetime opened up for me. I took a deep breath and asked the board if I could have the job. Having been involved with PCHS since 2005, all I really needed to learn was the day-to-day management and animal care. That wouldn’t be too bad, I thought. Ha. I’ve found out during the last two months, managing a small shelter is work, a lot of work. We had 57 animals come in during August & September, so yes, I’ve been busy. One week, we were bottle feeding 11 kittens. 11 kittens! When I came out to do late night feedings, I got to know a few state employees who apparently use our parking lot for their 11pm smoke break. Hi guys. I hope I don’t get the chance to visit with you again anytime soon. J Thank you kitten foster homes who don’t mind crawling out of bed in the middle of the night to bottle feed hungry little babies!
We had 27 adoptions during August and September. I’m amazed at how often the families wanting to take home their new best friend seem like they’re the perfect fit. Everyone is just waiting (sometimes not so) patiently for the right application to come in. We frequently get animals here that seem like there’s no way anyone would want them. But guess what… someone does and out the door they all go just as happy as can be. How could I not love what I do. I get to see miracles happen almost every day.
We have two fund raisers going on right now, so please participate in one or the other, or both. Our calendar contest at www.gogophotocontest.com/pchs is almost over, so don’t wait any longer to enter. We need more pictures and tell all your friends and family members to vote! Our gun raffle will continue through the month and tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. We’re giving away a Browning BLR 243 hunting rifle just in time for the hunting season. Visit our fundraising page for all the details on both events.
We rely on your donations to keep our doors open for all these lost and unwanted pets needing a place to stay. We rely on your donations to provide the necessary vet care, food, litter and supplies to keep our animals healthy and our shelter clean.
Chase your dreams not your tail,
Reva Preeo, Board President & Shelter Manager