It has been a few months since we last updated you of the happenings at the shelter. Just a month ago, before winter even began to set in, another group of horses was found wanting of adequate care to avoid starvation and malnutrition. We worked with a local sheriff department to bring these horses here, to save their lives. They were found covered in thousands of parasite eggs, had several areas of untreated skin disease, coated in flies. They found care and affection at the United SPCA shelter.
We also were able to locate qualified adopters for several of our rescues, provided a youth group educational program, and presented disaster preparedness training to a coalition of feline animal rescue organizations.
Your donations are the only way we can continue our efforts in rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and education. Please help us continue our efforts in education and rescue! We rely on you, so that you can rely on us to help animals in need.
We want to take this time to thank all of our donors for providing much needed funding. We recently had a 9 horse seizure enter our doors due to starvation and other health issues that were not being cared for. Because of your donations, we are able to provide care for these animals. While care is the greatest and immediate need, educating the owners is critical to prevent reoccurance.
We have provided diversion training to those charged with animal crimes. This diversion training will provide much needed education where otherwise there would be no support for change.
In addition, we have provided education to two scouting troups, and an additional youth group. While the funds for our building are coming along slowly, we provide this education in our barn environment, or at local public meeting rooms.
Your donations help to support a mostly unseen need by the general public for those horses hidden from view due to their starvation, or for those people whom you may think take care of their animals, but don't. We appreciate your help greatly and hope for your continued support of the United SPCA in its need to education the public in Animal Welfare.
We still need a significant amount of donations to help these animals, please tell friends, co-workers, colleagues and friends - help us help them today. This is our first project report in preparing to build Oregon's First Animal Welfare Education Center. Our mailings and requests for donations are being delivered throughout the community and the State, Twitter and Facebook. The building site has been laid, the contractors are waiting, the community is ready to volunteer!
We have discussed our plans with the Executive Director of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, law enforcement groups, community members, horse clubs and many others. All are excited to have such an outstanding opportunity to develop this center, especially in today's economy.
We can't stop here with donations! We have a long way to go to get there, to help animals, to educate! Please encourage your friends, colleagues, and family to donate through our GlobalGiving Project page. Animals cannot afford any longer for their owners to be un-informed.
Please encourage all to donate - help us keep this project in fast forward!
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