Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
We are so grateful for your continual support through this past year. 2010 is coming to an end, and as you may have heard in the latest news reports we have resumed full Animal Control services after three months of negotiations with the City of New Orleans. When a challenge presents itself to the LA/SPCA team of staff, supporters, volunteers and board members we view it as an opportunity.
The City of New Orleans presented us with an alternative offer just days after we made the decision to move forward without a contract in order to uphold the quality of our animal care at the cost of the Orleans Parish Animal Control contract. Ultimately, the alternative offer rectified one of the main aspects that had come up in negotiations. Can our community continue to bear animal control services being funded for only one year at a time or even for only a partial year? That major question was rectified with this new four-year agreement. It also allows us to move forward and get on with the important work of helping animals. While the agreed upon offer is still below the amount we requested from the City we know we can innovatively budget a deficit solution since we will not be renegotiating year after year.
While our latest chapter of Animal Control has been written, we are looking forward to the future of not only Animal Control, but the multitude of other programs and services we provide as a progressive and humane organization. I encourage you to visitwww.la-spca.org to view our many services, from expanding our Humane Education programming to our proactive response to the thousands of companion animals affected by the recent Gulf Coast oil spill crisis. I am so proud to be part of an organization that brings so many different levels of giving into a single mission of improving the quality of life for the animals of our community.
I urge you to remember that mission as you celebrate the beginning of a New Year with your own four-legged and two-legged family. Without your support our Humane programming could not flourish. Please take a moment to make a tax deductible year end contribution to our mission of advocating for the animals of our region. We wish you, your family, your four-legged family and loved ones a wonderful New Year.
Woofs and Wags,
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
His parents, big brother, and our family could really use all of the prayers and positive thoughts we can muster...
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
- From @ MargaretOrr reports of snow flurries in Harahan & River Ridge!
- Pamela is ALMOST killed by a very angry cat!
- Flights to the Northeast are cancelled, people are "stuck" everywhere...Can't leave, can't get home.
- Flights into Atlanta are also a mess.. people starting to convoy in cars.
- Only spent 50 minutes at City Bark... pups are still crazy.