FROM REA CORD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HSEC
We are very lucky to have such a huge extended family of supporters who help our shelter in so many ways – direct financial donations, food & supplies for our pets and shelter, items for us to resell in our Tail’s End Thrift Store, as adopters, as promoters of spay and neuter and responsible pet ownership, and so much more.
After the hectic pace of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, this coming Tuesday, 3 December, has been designated as “Giving Tuesday.” If you would like to donate to our shelter on Giving Tuesday but aren’t in the area to stop by since it is a work day, you can donate via Credit Card or PayPal on our website (www.elmorehumane.org) or our Facebook, or you can call us at the shelter (334-567-3377) and we can take a credit card donation over the phone (MC, VISA, Discover); or you can send a check to us at HSEC, 255 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL 36092. We also have an Endowment Fund with the Central Alabama Community Foundation if you are interested in donating to that for our long-term future!
Most of us hopefully spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, and now our Shelter would like to thank our irreplaceable Volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event is this Friday, 6 December at 6 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church (across from McDonalds on Hwy 231) in Wetumpka. This is our chance to recognize our Active Volunteers and their hard work on behalf of our shelter and the animals we all want to help. Join us for something good to eat, some Christmas fun and fellowship with each other.
As you are doing your Christmas shopping don’t forget to check out our Tails End Thrift Store (co-located at the shelter) for gifts for yourself and your friends! Our Thrift Store has clothes, linens, Christmas decorations, books, collectibles, small appliances, toys and so much more! The store is open for shopping Thu, Fri and Sat from 9-3 and is open to receive donations those same three-days from 9-2:30. While at our Thrift Store please thank our Volunteers who work so hard receiving, sorting and selling all of the donated items on behalf of all the animals we all work so hard to help.
Want a personalized gift for a fellow pet lover, or yourself? We are also able to make custom engraved pet ID tags (as well as luggage tags and military style dog tags) in our shelter office and what better gift for any pet lover than a way to help protect their special pet! It only takes us a few minutes to make a tag and we have a wide variety of tag sizes, colors and shapes to choose from to include Auburn and Alabama tags! We even have medical alert tags for those pets that might be on medications or have special needs. For a measly $10 your pet can gain invaluable protection in the event they become lost. And – hint, hint, tags can be used for lots of things – luggage, pet crate ID, school book bags, even cool jewelry perhaps! Stop by the shelter during our normal adoption hours of 10-5 Mon thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and we will be thrilled to make tags for many uses!