"Making second chances possible through the human/animal connection"
Animal Protection League Newsletter October 2015
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A great day at the Park
Once again, the weather was perfect for APL and Hoosier Park's Spectacular Pet-tacular that unfolded on the last weekend in September. Each year we add new features, and this year those included an early morning 5K run and walk around the track. Always the optimist, I set a goal of raising $15,000 for our shelter and promised to keep walking until I reached that number. Thanks to the generosity of the many pet lovers who came out to cheer me on, I reached the goal around 1 in the afternoon. It was worth every blister! Although a final tally is not yet available, I can report that we raised at least $25,000 that will help defray shelter expenses. That number will continue to swell as Hoosier Park fans take advantage of the coupon booklet, called "We've Got Your Back," that benefits APL and will be on sale at the HP information booth for months to come.

As always, Hoosier Park folks were the perfect hosts to the scores of friends who brought their pets (including a very large snake) to explore the track, indulge in treats, bid on silent auction items, have their faces painted and compete for prizes. Thank you, everyone!

Maleah Stringer
APL President

Fix it! Spay/neuter now...
We continue to work hard at urging the Anderson City Council to pass a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance. Other communities in Indiana have taken the lead on this, and we need to follow suit. The statistics speak for themselves: At the end of August our shelter had taken in 1,599 animals-767 dogs and 832 cats. The Madison County Humane Society, our partners in this effort, also report capacity numbers. And for families on tight budgets, we've worked out an agreement with the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic in Noblesville to extend its services to Madison County pet owners. Our APL shelter on Dewey Street is the monthly pick-up point for pets in need of the surgery. 

Winter Solstice coming up

Mark your calendar for the evening of Monday, December 21, when we light candles to illuminate the longest night of the year. We invite you and your family to join us as we honor-or memorialize-those special pets who have brightened our life in so many ways. This year's observance is set for the Carriage House on the beautiful grounds of the Loose Funeral Homes and Pet Memorial Garden on 53rd Street in Anderson. This is a come-and-go event that will include snacks, music and lots of camaraderie. What a perfect way to begin the week that will culminate on Christmas. We'll fill you in on details in our next newsletter.

Rocky finds a home

After graduating from our FIDO program at the prison facility at Pendleton, Rocky is settling in with his new family. He's made friends with the Rottie who lives next door, gets along phenomenally well with the neighborhood kids, and has even bonded with the family cats who have learned to taunt him into playing with them. "Thanks go to APL and FIDO for saving this big sweet boy just for us!" writes Rocky's new mom.  

Worth the wait
Sometimes it takes us a while to find just the right match for our special dogs. That was the case with Nina, the black pit bull who generated a lot of media attention after her former owner dumped her in the APL parking lot more than a year ago. She went to a rescue organization and recently was adopted. You go, girl!
And if finding a home for a sweetheart like Nina is a challenge, it's doubly hard to place two pooches that insist on traveling as a package deal. We're thrilled to report that Peaches and Paula were finally adopted and, from the smiles on their faces, it's a match made in heaven.  
Welcome, Nicole!
We're delighted to welcome Nicole Eicks to the APL board of directors. Nicole is a long-time friend of APL and has hosted fundraisers for us at her Salon Professional Academy in Anderson. She replaces Jahnae Erpenbach, who has assumed duties as vice president and general manager of gaming at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. We're so grateful to Jahnae for her years of enthusiastic support, and we wish her well in her new position.

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In This Issue
Fix it! Spay/neuter now
Winter Solstice coming up
Rocky finds a home
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The Animal Protection League is an Indiana not-for-profit dedicated to fighting animal abuse, protecting all animals, and rescuing unwanted animals.

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We are a group of dedicated people who have the courage to dream for a compassionate, humane community for their animals. While maintaining that animal abuse is the link to human violence, we also celebrate the human animal connection from a place of spirituality which sustains us emotionally, touches the hearts of even the most hardened and provides us with unconditional love.


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