Update August 20, 2016

The Wine Tasting Silent Auction has a large mailing to do. If anyone has the evening of August 29th open, you can come around the back of the building (at 1112 East Broadway) to the door closest to the garage door. We will start at 5:30 and hope to be done by 7:00 or earlier depending how much help we get! Many hands make light work, and it’s always more fun to work with a group! Come if you can!


This month’s volunteers of the month are Kassandra Pomakis (cat care) and Al Przybylski (dog walking).

Kassandra started volunteering in early April. She is the manager at Winona Sandwich Company but finds time to volunteer at least once a week, often on short notice. She’s almost always willing to come in if there is a sudden opening or need. And she recently adopted Diesel and Calypso.

Al has been a volunteer for longer than we can remember. When Al was an employee, he was our faithful maintenance and cleaning person 5 mornings a week, walked the dogs for the first shift of the day when he was here, and continued to find time to volunteer. Since he left our staff, he has remained a faithful dog walker (doing several shifts a week and some times a day), helping feed the feral cats in the morning, weed whacking, mowing, and still continues to do some other maintenance stuff around the building. He is always willing to help when asked. Both Kassandra and Al are wonderful examples of the volunteers we have here at WAHS. Thank you both for your hard work, love of the animals, and commitment to our organization.

Each month, we will select two new volunteers of the month. In our quarterly newsletter (The Scoop), we will then pick two from that group to be the subjects of our Volunteer Spotlight section.

Attention WAHS fans, our “I Would Cuddle You So Hard” t-shirts are now on sale for $10.00 each and our wristbands are 50% off. Stop in and stock up for friends, family, or yourself!

Wanted: large, extra large, and extra extra large baskets. Summer is a great time to watch for big baskets at garage sales. We need a lot of these sizes for the WTSA this fall. Please drop off baskets at WAHS during our open hours (Tues to Fri 12-5, Sat 10-2).

Do you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding our facility? If so, you can email those to wahscomments@gmail.com. This is the official way to submit your comments. Please do not email individual board members. Board members and facility staff will review these comments and appropriate action will be taken if necessary.

Feline Intakes: 10
Felines Reclaimed by Owner: 0
Feline Adoptions: 2

Canine Intakes: 0
Canines Reclaimed by Owner: 0
Canine Adoptions: 0

CATS PENDING ADOPTION: Mickey, Dory, Keaton, Tulip, Whalen, Monty
CATS ADOPTED: Lilly, Ganell

If there is a particular topic you would like to see in our update, please email us at wahsfm@hbci.com. Not all suggestions will be used, but we appreciate the input as this report is for your enjoyment and informational purposes.