Update August 27, 2016

GIRL SCOUT TROOP #43215
Carol and Samantha have been working on earning their silver badge. Part of the requirement is 50 hours of community service. The two have been working with WAHS. You may remember their names appearing previously for doing a big display where they were spreading the word about WAHS, teaching people to make toys for cats and dogs, and collecting supplies for the animals. This time, they were in front of Hyvee collecting gifts to donate to the WAHS. They came in this week and dropped off a small mountain of supplies and toys for the animals. THANK YOU to Carol and Samantha for their hard work and devotion to helping the animals!


BOY SCOUT TROOP #30
This week WAHS went to Menominee to pick up a large donation of food and supplies from the Wal-Mart distribution center. Boy Scout Troop #30 came to the WAHS and unloaded the two full pallets of donations.


THANK YOU LUKE AND ANGIE
WAHS would like to extend a big thank you to Luke and Angie Lallemont. Luke and Angie purchased a new dryer for the WAHS in honor of Angie’s great aunt. Angie said that doing laundry at the nursing home was her aunt’s favorite thing to do. Thank you Luke and Angie for your generous donation!


VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH: AUGUST

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.


MERCHANDISE EXTRAVAGANZA
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
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).


WEEKLY ANIMAL STATS
Feline Intakes: 3
Felines Reclaimed by Owner: 0
Feline Adoptions: 2

Canine Intakes: 0
Canines Reclaimed by Owner: 1
Canine Adoptions: 1


ADOPTION DETAILS
CATS PENDING ADOPTION: Mickey, Monty, Trouble, Dandelion, Violet, Sawyer, Bahama, Cena
CATS ADOPTED: Whalen, Eshwa
DOGS PENDING ADOPTION: Yuzu, Frank
DOGS ADOPTED: Cinnamon

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