Opinion: Many deserve thanks for helping animals in need

The season of giving has made me reflect on the many ways that our communityhas supported Homeward Bound over the year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people who have helped turn life around for the homeless and neglected animals that come to our shelter.
Thank you to volunteers who have given countless hours providing one-on-oneTLC with the dogs, cats, rabbits and other residents of Homeward Bound. You have given them hope.
Thank you to the businesses and community organizations that haveunderwritten, promoted and sponsored our events, dining cards, and public relations efforts. You have made our fundraisers fly.
Thank you to all the people who have gone out of your way to bring us a strayor abandoned animal, or who’ve made the hard choice to give a pet a better life. You have opened doors for these animals.
Thank you to the children, school groups and community partners who haveorganized supply drives and brought us the day-to-day supplies we need to care for the animals. You have stocked our shelves.
Thank you to all the individuals who have supported us with financialdonations that have paid for food, medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and other necessary care. You have made a difference for the 582 animals that have come through our doors this year.
Thank you to the Board of Directors who have provided oversight and guidanceto the organization and thank you to the staff who go above and beyond every day. You are a pleasure to work with.
Last but by no means least, thank you to all of our adopters. You have madedreams come true.
Jessica Danyow
Executive Director
Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society

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