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October 2011

Dr. Neal Floerke, Current PresidentA Letter from the President of SPCA San Pat County

Greetings!

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Neal Floerke, President of the SPCA San Pat County. The new board for 2010 consists of Carole Howard, Vice President; Pat Martinez, Secretary; Debra Keller, Treasurer; Dona Farrar, Member At Large; and myself.

From previous newsletters, I trust you are aware that land for an animal shelter has been acquired and paid for. Our goal for the near future is to hopefully prepare the land for site work - water, sewer and electricity - then begin building a shelter. At this point, our biggest obstacle is funding this much needed project, and we appreciate any help you can offer. Our latest DJ&T grant for spaying and neutering of dogs has been completely used, and we are now in the process of applying for another one. Our PETCO Feral Cat Grant is also coming near to completion. So far we have been able to TNR (trap, neuter, release) over 200 feral cats. We are hoping to be fortunate enough to receive another grant to continue with this extremely needed work in our county.

In addition, bylaw revisions, a financial audit and a membership drive are all being undertaken at this time. With everyone’s help, both physically and financially, we are confident that the goals of the SPCA San Pat County will be greatly achieved. Control and care of animal populations is not only vital, but essential for their survival in our county, communities, and for the people who reside here.

Neal Floerke, President
SPCA San Pat County

Fundraising a Full–time Job

Ever wonder how the Shelter is funded? We get no funds through U.S. Humane Society, or United Way, No City, County, State or Federal funding…no Stimulus Plan includes our shelter …we work for every nickel. Two garage sales a year, aluminum recycling, donations, and our annual Denim & Diamonds Casino Night fund our shelter. Other contributions come from memberships and memorials. We thank each and every one of you who have continued to make SPCA San Pat County a part of your donations. We are so fortunate to have such a generous community.