Good Shepherd offers adoption discount Feb. 7-14

Friday, February 2, 2018

If you’re looking for the love of your life, Good Shepherd Humane Society has a deal for you.

From Feb. 7-14, the shelter will have an adoption special with $20 off all adoptions. It’s part of the shelter’s Valentine’s Day special, shelter manager Sandra Mittler said at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 24.

“It’s all about finding your true love at Good Shepherd,” Mittler said.

Mittler continued to present the shelter report for December, saying the shelter took in five dogs and four cats in that time. The shelter adopted out seven dogs, four kittens, six cats and four puppies, Mittler said, with three dogs being returned to the shelter. The shelter ended 2017 with 224 adoptions, 203 intakes, 44 returns and 14 transfers to other shelters, Mittler said.

Good Shepherd will be featured at Cocktails for a Cause in July, Mittler said. In other good news, she said the shelter van has four new tires and will soon have lockers for employees.

Thrift store manager Janet Chupp reported that a woman who had been stealing donations early in the morning has been ordered to pay Good Shepherd $250 in restitution. The woman had been taking donations for quite some time, Chupp said, before she was caught.

“We do have cameras. We are paying attention and you can’t just pull up and take what you want when you want, which is a huge battle for us,” Chupp said.

The board should look into getting a better camera system, Chupp said, to deter this behavior even more. No matter what happens, Chupp said, it would benefit the board to have good cameras.

“We can always take the cameras with us,” Chupp said. “They’re really vital to prosecuting these people who keep doing things like that.”

Treasurer Mark Minton presented the financial report, saying the board closed out 2017 with a small surplus. That’s because of miscellaneous donations, thrift store revenue and advertising being better than expected, Minton said.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the meet and greet room at the shelter.

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