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1 HELOTES HUMANE SOCIETY A HOME FOR EVERY ONE WINTER 2018 THE TAIL WAGGIN TIMES Director s corner Happy New Year! We are delighted to let you know that we adopted out 400 dogs and 385 cats last year! Most of those were strays. It is difficult to understand how large of a problem this continues to be in San Antonio and Bexar County marks a milestone for the Helotes Humane Society. It s our 10th birthday! We hope you ll come celebrate with us on March 17th at Braun Hall. Details are in this edition of the Tail Waggin Times. We want to thank all of our volunteers, members and donors that make what we do possible. What was once just a dream has become a reality because of people like you! Board of Directors: Hope Nora - President Allan McKay - Vice President Kathy Yaccino - Treasurer Janice Barth - Secretary Cathron Sterling - Board Member Jana Kaiser - Board Member Sue St. Cyr - Board Member Staff: Janice MacRossin - Executive Director Sally Bergstedt - Administrative Assistant Debra Ator - Thrift Shop Manager Ruth Hample - Assistant Thrift Shop Manager Eric Thornton - Operations Technician Daniel Hernandez - Kennel Technician Ben Collier - Donation Station Attendant Janice MacRossin Volunteer Positions: Sue St. Cyr - Kennel Manager Jana Kaiser - Thrift Shop Logistics Meagan Wall - Historian Chris Bowers - Project Manager WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 1

2 Share the love this February and donate your vehicle! February is the time for love. If you are planning on purchasing your loved one a new vehicle this valentines, consider donating your tradein to support the Helotes Humane Society. There is no better way to show your support than through the gift of a vehicle donation. Donating your vehicle is easy and can make a big difference. The Helotes Humane Society appreciates your support. Help share the love this season and visit or call RIDE (7433)to get started on your vehicle donation. Join us for our 10th birthday celebration & annual meeting! Saturday, March 17th 6:00 p.m. Annual General Membership Meeting 7:30-11:00 p.m. Dance $10 cash per person (under 12 free) Location: Braun Hall 9721 Braun Rd, San Antonio, TX WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 2

3 Thank you generous donors! Lori Maxey Sue Caulton Bonnie Bowerman Mr & Mrs Patrick Snodgrass Debra Tharp Cynthia Rupe Faye Lord Wells Fargo Foundation Lisa Archer Carl Monaco Antony Moy Louise Raney Christine Boulware Affordable Pet Care NW Pamela Banks Barbara Ann Ho Richard Searle Laura Parodi Carol Cadena Janice Barth Network for Good Aaron Graf Madelyn Schott Antonio Gutierrez Karen Spivak Carole Anne Payne Charlene Salas SA Yoga Center Leslie Hoy Swami Swaminathan Abriel Young Louise Young Young Writing & Coaching Calvin Finch Roberta Hall Stephanie Dunlea Kaye & Raymond Bennett Jr. Susan Whitley Nancy Tisdall Paypal Giving Fund Esperon Family Mary Julia Croisant Gerald Gates Wilile s Grill & Ice House Judith Freund Mark & Ruth Hample Shelter Med Pet Supplies The Petco Foundation Pet Rescue RX, Inc. Bruce Mays John Jacobs Moira Coronado Hal & Joyce Etter Anonymous Donors Mrs. Beverly Anderson Stephanie Spruill Mary Finch Kathryn Littke Bill & Christy Quigley Frances Campbell The Children s Lighthouse of Helotes Arby s Foundation Arby s of Helotes Employees Megan Harmeyer The Capital Group Kathy Yaccino U.S.Bank Rachael Clark Ms Juliette Villarreal Krueger Elementary School Ladan Miller Cleve & Nancy Collins Rhonda Matter Raymond & Kaye Bennett Bernice Waguespack Joan Wheeless Truist Kathyrn Kocurek Cathron Sterling Lee Derr Debra Jonietz John Wyer Melany Higdon Alan Holmes Casa Helotes Quilters 1st Baptist Church of Helotes Dan Brown Lanci Loranger Newton England Summit Ridge, LLC King s Gate Susan Witte-Kemph Wells Fargo Your Cause Lorraine Cantu Minette Kyle China Moran Cory s Fine Jewelry Lin & Tom Robey Yvonne Patton Karen Haupricht Douglas Echterhoff David & Lori Vickers Boone Elementary David & Diane Sulak Dr. Michael & Kristine Treacy Kuentz Elementary 5th Grade Mrs. Westfass & Ms. Emmerts Sana Ghawaly Shankar Sanka Gretchen Goodell Bev & Jim Brown Kristi Bryan Sandra K.Blouch Diane Swanson Xavier Jones DJ James Hill Country Animal Hospital Lockhill Feed Town & Country Veterinary Hospital WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 3

4 Great news! Helotes Humane Society just earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing these metrics, we re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. We chose to display quantitative metrics such as the number of animals rescued and adopted and the average length of stay per animal to represent how hard Helotes Humane Society is working toward achieving our mission. We re proud to use GuideStar Platinum to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission. To learn more visit Garfield - Adopted! Ivan - looking for love We are honored to be a part of the Combined Federal Campaign. Our number is WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 4

5 Pet of the Month John Boy We Need Homes! John Boy was brought to us as a stray. He is currently in a foster home where he is entertaining the family with his antics. He is a playful, curious kitten. He'd love to come entertain you! A special breed dog needs a special home. Meet Chupy! Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless ) Mix Chupy is a 1 year old dog who has had a rough start in life. He was adopted from a large municipal shelter, but then his adopter abandoned him in an apartment when she moved out, leaving him without food or water. Chupy gets along well with some dogs his own size and energy level. (Meet and greet is required) He does not like small dogs or cats! He would do best in an active home with/without teenagers. He will need an alpha owner with breed experience that is willing to give him daily walks/runs/hikes and continue his dog training. No apartments, cats, or children under 12 years old! He will require special diet, skin and fur care. He is quite playful and loves his stuffies! He has some hairless spots because he is part Xoloitzcuintli. He is missing some teeth which is also common in this breed. You can read more about them here: Meet Minnie! She's a stunning two year old boxer/bulldog mix & she's 100% love. She's house trained, crate trained & knows the basic commands. She's great with people, loves kids & currently lives with 3 young children. She weighs approximately 50 lbs & would not be recommended for homes with children under 8 years of age. She doesn't get along with cats or dogs, so she needs to be in a one animal family. Her temperament is not at all aggressive, but she like's to be dominant, so the one animal family is a must. She cuddles and loves falling asleep in your lap. WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 5

6 HAPPY TAILS OPEN THURS & FRI 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SAT 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Where animal lovers go to save! Shaenfield Rd. Donate Shop Volunteer! Cleo was brought to us in very bad shape. She was literally starving. A kind woman found her and knew she needed help. Cleo went to live in two different foster homes where she slowly gained weight and was socialized. We are happy to report she is now happy and healthy and found a wonderful family to be a part of. What a happy ending for this little stray! Sometimes angels are just ordinary people who help us believe in miracles again WINTER 2018 Tail Waggin Times Page 6