The year 2019 was one of many accomplishments and some heartache.
Our major loss was of our Founder, Gladine Wiles, who passed away in May.
Gladine was dedicated to a better life for the animals who passed through Orphans and was until her last day with us.
She taught me so much and continues to impact my work here daily.
I was so fortunate to have her as my mother -- and my hero.
Every animal we help is because of her.
We also lost a couple of very special animals to the staff.
When that happens you question how you can go on, but we take a deep breath, shed some tears and know without us they would not have had the love and life we were able to provide for them, and the time with families they
were able to have.
We will never forget them.
We want to thank the families for loving them even if their time with them was much too short.
I want to thank all of our volunteers, w
ether you provide on-site help or behind-the-scenes assistance in caring for the animals that come to us.
There is so much in rescue that could not get done if not for your help.
Thank you to our foster homes ... we have been able to help so many animals get the care and extra love they need to move on into new families and have great lives.
Thank you to our staff who provides daily care and love to all the animals in the shelter. It is hard work and we could not continue without you.
To our so-very generous and supportive donors, we so appreciate every donation given.
Thank you to our adopters. Our hope is that every adopted animal brings love and happiness to its new family and that the pet receives that love back.
Thank you to the veterinarians and their staff who are there to help us care medically for all the animals, and the spay and neuter of so many. Your care and kindness to the pets we bring to you are so appreciated.
Sometimes in the hectic, fast-paced world of rescue we do not get to say "thank you" enough.
If I missed saying "thank you," to you, I apologize.
Know that you are noticed and beyond appreciated ... we would not have been here since 1969 without the support of so many.
We have had some major accomplishments in 2019 with animals that were special needs. My hope this year is to help more of the ones that may take extra care and time to find them homes.
We have helped so many animals be spayed and neutered that will not be bringing more animals into the world needing homes. This procedure also helps the individual animals to be healthier.
We have also been able to help some families that needed medical help for their pets but, because of circumstances, could not have provided it if Orphans was not here to help them.
We have provided food for animals from our Pet Pantry for families going through some tough times and could not afford to buy food for their pets.
We hope this year to continue helping as many animals as possible. And, we hope this year brings the reality of a place to have a new shelter to give us so many more possibilities for the future of our animals.
2,300 animals spayed/neutered, medical care
652 orphans found homes:
478 dogs and 174 cats
for our November, December 2019 adoption boards.
16,063.5 volunteer hours
1,858.15 dog walking, 399.4 cat cuddling
12,912.45 foster homing, 893.5 other