May 31, 2012

Hanging On

     You must be at the end of your rope, I felt a tug.
     ~Author Unknown

This post is dedicated to the Roanoke Pound volunteers and staff. We heard you had a rough day yesterday, and the loss of Jasper hit you all hard. We're sorry, for him and for you.

Take some time to mourn his loss if you need to. Acknowledge his life in your own way.

Afterwards, please remember a few things:

  • The number of animals actually entering RCACP was down by 846 from 2008 - 2011.
  • RCACP dogs are going to their second off site adoption event in a year!
  • RCACP animals are getting beautiful photographs, and their stories told.
  • RCACP animals have the beginning of shelter enrichment programs.
  • The save rate for dogs at RCACP is over 85 percent -  up from 55 percent two years ago.
  • The save rate for cats at RCACP is over 55 percent -  up from 19 percent two years ago.

And more than anything, RCACP animals have a voice, a history. They have a future.

You all have done that for them. Thank you. What a ride it has been- you all have learned to publicly speak to city officials, sharpened some excellent photography skills, learned dog training, and become masters at marketing and conflict resolution (much better than me, for sure!).

More than anything, we have formed bonds of everlasting friendships and support, and learned to agree to disagree when it counts. Angles of Assisi supports your efforts wholeheartedly, and we are proud to call you partners and friends. Keep up the good work, you are making history in this community.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, 
till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, 
never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. 
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for that we really do appreciate the vote of confidence you have in us and we will keep fighting for those without a voice. Working as a team is really important and we all make things happen! Jasper was a beautiful dog RIP