A note from our shelter president, letting volunteers know how we ended up.
As you can see our intake exceeded our adoptions, so we're very thankful to the many foster homes in our system. As a no-kill shelter, we will never displace a cat for a more adoptable cat. This kind of skews our census to indicate a higher-than-normal percentage of cats with chronic or end-stage illnesses or behavioral quirks, but it's amazing how many of those cats get adopted too. Overall, a very good year.First, to wrap up 2013: We took in 410 cats in 2013 - this ties a record set in 2009. To be honest, if someone had told me a year ago that we’d take in this many cats in a year, I would have told them they were crazy! But we did it, and lived through it! Adoptions totaled 339 in 2013, not quite reaching the record of 347 set in 2009. Over 260 feral and stray cats were spayed or neutered through our TNR program, preventing the birth of many kittens. None of this could be accomplished without you! When I tell people what we do with our volunteer “staff”, they are amazed. (Some people say that I am lying, actually.) Give yourself a pat on the back for your part in helping so many cats. No matter what your Cat House “job” is, you’re a valuable contributor to the success of this organization.