SYALER April/May 2016 eNewsletter
Ears the news…
Well, March and April got away from me! What a busy spring it has been!
A belated thank you to all who participated as donors and bidders in this year’s Cabin Fever Auction. It was a huge success – we raised over $5,000 for our animals! I am grateful to all who pitched in to make the auction one of our best, including my board of directors – Jean Cornish, Judy Ballantine, Jen Luethy, and especially Joan Gemme, who busted her you-know-what organizing, itemizing, posting, corresponding, and generally running the auction. It was a Herculean effort that was greatly appreciated!
For the first time since the inception of the rescue, for about a week, I had NO animals available for adoption! I guess that is the goal of rescue, but man, did it feel weird! No rest for the weary, though, because within a few days the calls and emails started coming in and we will have a full house again before long.
Last weekend we celebrated Earth Day with a Veridian volunteer clean up day, hosted by SYALER’s dear friends, Nigel and Terence Blake. It was great fun for everyone, and Nigel and his son Terence kept us laughing as we worked. Thank you everyone who came out to help!
Our own SYALER mascot, Marlin,was the subject of a recent article in The Dodo! Reporter Sarah Schweig and the rest of the staff at The Dodo fell in love with him – and who wouldn’t?! We’re thrilled that Marlin got his 15 minutes of fame and that the Rescue got some much needed publicity!
You can read the story here.
I wish you all a happy Spring!
President & Shelter Manager