We encountered many challenges in 2014 that kept us from getting the clinic up and running. Still . . .
CRIME – ABUSE, ABANDONMENT, AND NEGLECT
- Our Court Watch Program followed dozens of animal cruelty and abuse cases through the system advocating for the victims of the crime.
- As founding members of the CNY Animal Cruelty Task Force, AAGS was instrumental in establishing a new court program in Syracuse whereby all animal-related cases are now heard on the same day of the month by the same judge.
- Many of you contributed to our Keeping Faith Fund after the emaciated pit bull, Patrick, was found wandering the streets in March. In October, AAGS & Cuse Pit Crew presented the Good Samaritan who provided the tip leading to the perpetrator’s arrest and conviction with a $1,000 reward.
OVERPOPULATION – stray cats, dogs, and euthanasia
- In April, AAGS received our official acceptance into the National Spay/Neuter Response Team training program offered by the Humane Alliance in North Carolina!
- Various Board members made field trips to observe high-volume clinics in other areas including Buffalo, NY and Tulsa OK.
- A Board member traveled to Austin, TX to attend the three-day North American Spay/Neuter Conference.
- We looked at a number of locations for our clinic, but to date have not found the right one at a price we can afford.
- Our president, Linda Young, was a speaker at the “Rethinking the Cat Symposium” sponsored by HSUS and held in Syracuse.
- November found Linda appearing on the pages of Syracuse Woman Magazine, talking about the clinic.
- We received a pledge of a matching donation to our clinic fund, meaning your gift will go twice as far!
- Holly Putnam, DVM from Cornell joined our Advisory Board. Dr. Putnam is a high-volume spay/neuter expert and we are excited and honored to have her on our team!
Our #1 goal for 2015 will be to bring to life the high-volume, low-cost spay-neuter clinic which we believe will bring about a day locally when no animal will be euthanized simply for lack of a home!
We made many friends in 2014, including you! That support is invaluable and we thank each and every one of you because we absolutely depend on the generosity of our friends and supporters to carry out our lifesaving work for animals. We could not do what we do without you! With your help, we have made progress, but still have aways to go.
Today is your last chance to make your tax-deductible 2014 donation to help us meet our goal for this year and to support our work for 2015!
May you and your animal companions enjoy a safe, healthy, and happy New Year!
All of us at the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
P.S. Donating is so easy! And whatever you give will be matched, dollar for dollar, essentially doubling your donation!
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