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Holiday e-Newslett er
December 2017   


    
What About the Animals ?


Winding down a year can sometimes be...well... ruff . Everyone is
preoccupied taking care of business, last minute shopping, figuring out holiday logistics...

But....the animals.  What of  the animals?

So often, our animal friends end up in the cold. Shelters fill up quickly around the holidays.  Wildlife can be found clinging to survival amidst legal and environmental obstacles. Farm animals continue at the mercy of large factory farms working in favor of profit not protection.

But --- wouldn't it be amazing if shelters did NOT fill up? If we had no more abused and neglected animals? If we lived in a state (literally) of humane treatment of all creatures big and small, domestic and wild?   

We are closing out another year of challenging work by encouraging  you , our supporters, to continue reaching out whenever you can - in whatever way you can - to help us create a state that  promotes animal welfare instead of one that exploits it. Because that is the BEST way to reduce shelter populations, assist wildlife, and protect farm animals - by addressing them at the systemic level - in Jefferson City. 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your unwavering commitment.

                                               
For more info on how you can help, continue to next page...

SPECIAL HOLIDAY APPEAL



Thanks to your generous support, the Alliance has achieved 
MANY 
major accomplishments for the animals over the years, and we take great satisfaction in the numerous animal protection laws that we are responsible for enacting.

But the fight is ongoing, and animal welfare doesn't take a holiday break. 

We ask you to please take a moment and read about our accomplishments and our challenges, while considering our Holiday Appeal.

To help the animals, click here

To read our Holiday Appeal, click  here

WINTER CAN BE OH-SO-COLD...
 
SO HURRY - PUT FEBRUARY 25TH ON HOLD! 

Get your tickets NOW!

The Alliance is excited to hold our 15th annual "Wine & Whiskers " themed Open Your Heart  gala fundraiser  Sunday, February 25 , 2018 at Lucas Park Grille. The evening is open to all animal lovers and will include great food, wine (of course!),cocktails, a variety of fun activities, and our silent and live auctions.

But - did you know that Open Your Heart represents a significant source of funding for our legislative work every year? 

Thanks to the generosity of those who attend this fun event (and those who cannot attend but contribute in other ways, be that by donating auction items, sponsorships, or simply by donation-in-lieu-of-ticket-purchase) your support helps make it possible for the Alliance to continue our vital work with state legislators and public officials on behalf of the animals. The work is endless - but together, we are making a difference - YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Buy Your Tickets:   here

Pssst! If you can't make our fundraiser but would like to donate an item to the Auction, go to our Amazon Wish List (just type "Open Your Heart" into the Registry box): here

 

 MEMORIAL WALL
"There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given." -Suzanne Clothier, author

Do you have a special pet whom you'd like to honor in memoriam? If so, we have created a "Companion Memorial Wall" on our website where supporters who have made memorial donations can share a photo of their beloved animal companion. 

For more information click here
        

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO, ALLIANCE?
 

The 2018 Legislative Session will be starting soon in Jefferson City and the Alliance is gearing up to protect and defend the animals in the ongoing battle for humane legislation. 

But - we've also been keeping busy staying in touch with our fellow animal advocates, supporting our partner organizations and raising awareness and educating the public on animal advocacy.  

Take a look at some of the highlights in just the past few months:

  
             APA Canine Carnival (Oct)             HSMO Animal Welfare Class (Oct)

  
Kansas City Pet Expo (Dec)

We are a non-profit organization funded by donations and goodwill. Volunteers and supporters are the wind beneath our wings. We look forward to raising awareness and working together with you to continue advancing animal welfare through the New Year and beyond!

Thank you for your tireless support!!!

VOLUNTEERS ROCK!

 


Stay tuned!

Legislative Session begins January 2018.

 Details in next month's Alliance E-Newsletter .

On behalf of the Alliance - and the animals - we thank you for a year full of support and goodwill. We wish you all the best 
 during this holiday season.


Help the Alliance continue to  
fight for the animals. 
Please consider a donation today!      

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