Monday, November 22, 2010

Support the Humane Society's Hope for the Holidays Drive

Dear Members and Friends,

The Humane Society of Utah's annual Holiday Fund Drive is underway again, and once again we're asking the community not to forget the ones who most truly offer the selfless, unconditional love symbolized by the season, and who most desperately need the kindness and generosity of caring people - the homeless and abused animals who rely on the Humane Society for Hope for the Holidays.

"The numbers are increasing in every department," says HSU Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt. "This year we expect to place over 7,000 animals in good new homes of their own, an all-time record. We want to maintain this high standard in not only our shelter and adoptions, but in our other programs as well - low-cost sterilizations and immunizations at our in-house clinic, humane education for schools, youth, and adult groups, full-time foster parenting, animal training classes, statewide investigation of cruelty and neglect, and keeping the public informed about important issues involving animal welfare."

To keep up with such a demanding schedule, he says, the Society relies heavily on the help and support of the public. "We are a private, non-profit organization that receives no funding from taxes or other government sources," Mr. Baierschmidt points out. "We are also an 'open-admissions' shelter, which means that we take in any animal that we can legally accept."

This holiday season, please continue to give our paws a hand. People can make online credit card donations by CLICKING HERE , send a check in the mail to P.O. Box 573659, Salt Lake City, UT 84157-3659, or cash donations by visiting in person at 4242 South 300 West.

We'll also have our traditional Christmas tree in the shelter lobby, and we welcome any gifts that people would like to place under it for the animals. Some of the things that we can always use include the following:

-          Puppy and kitten milk replacement formula, as well as small feeding bottles
-           Adult cat and dog food, both bagged and canned
-           Kitty litter (non-clumping, please)
-           First-aid supplies
-           Cleaning supplies
-           Pet toys
-           Towels, blankets

At this wonderful time of the year, please keep on helping us help those who have no one else to care for them. You can give them the best gift of all - Hope for the Holidays.

Gene Baierschmidt
Executive Director
The Humane Society of Utah

1 comment:

  1. That's Rudy! Does anyone know how he's doing? He had a sad beginning but hopefully a happy ending.