Published by the Connecticut Humane Society http://www.cthumane.org
Faux Fur Ball – Get Your Ticket To Fun March 21, 2015
Yes! It’s time for the fabulous Faux For Ball Fundraiser on Saturday night, March 21 in Norwich. Last year this great night of food, music, raffles and auctions sold out- so don’t miss the fun! This party supports the crucial programs and services we provide in Waterford, Newington and Westport.
Visit www.fauxfurball.kintera.org for more information and to purchase your tickets today.
PET LIFE -Collaborating to Save More Lives! By Gordon Willard, Executive Director
Recently the Connecticut Humane Society met with the State Task Force assigned to review standards of care in municipal animal shelters. It was one of those meetings where you could feel the potential to accomplish things [together] that will benefit pets in our communities.
In PET LIFE you’ll read about Zoe. Saving Zoe’s life was a collaborative effort between CHS, animal control, Tufts University and most importantly, the wonderful family who adopted her.
While the end result was joyous for Zoe and all who worked to give her a future, it was the collaboration that was equally rewarding to me. In animal welfare; shelters, rescues, animal control, veterinarians and citizens work hard to help companion pets. But often they take on the challenges alone, straining resources and energy. When there is an effort to work together, some pretty amazing outcomes happen.
Earlier this year, CHS worked quietly with a municipal animal control partner to handle a hoarding case involving over 100 cats. The circumstances were nasty and no single agency could bring about a resolution. Yet when CHS and animal control collaborated, our efforts became a work of art. A plan was put into place to remove the cats and save as many lives as possible. Steps were taken to prevent this from happening again and to help the human who had gone over the edge. Several agencies and skilled professionals worked for months to end the suffering, even the Department of Public Works was involved.
Today our medical staff provides some pretty extensive treatment [all free of charge] to help the pets cared for by municipal animal control. To improve adoption opportunities, animal control routinely brings cats and dogs to CHS. We have held training sessions for animal welfare workers through the newly organized CHS Animal Welfare University. And we will continue our work with the State Task Force.
As I look ahead this year, CHS will be making greater strides too aid and build a community of collaboration with passionate and caring animal lovers. Together, we will continue the tradition of making Connecticut a truly humane community.