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Hollandsworth will be missed
I note with sadness the passing of Jim Hollandsworth. His 97 years were filled with accomplishments, as mentioned in his obituary. He touched many lives in a very positive way in his 97 years with us. He was a teacher in all of the very best ways that profession has come to mean.
He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues and many others too numerous to be known or mentioned here.
So, in parting I say to Jim, fare thee well on this next adventure for you, and may Godspeed your journeys.
One By One rescue saves animals' lives
This is in response to the Huntington-Cabell-Wayne Animal Control Shelter developing a protocol for rescue for One By One Animal Advocates:
While this is what we asked for to establish a better relationship to help these animals locally, we need the public to have a better understanding of what we do. We adopt from the shelter and place these animals in foster care, and WE do all the vetting by donations only. We then find rescues to take these animals and find forever homes for them. I personally have taken many dogs in my home and fed them off my dime. These dogs feel comforted in MY foster care.
I know we all strive to change a life of a dog in any way we can as fosters. Adopting a dog within 30 days for $95 (regular public price) to "HELP" an animal for rescue is NOT a very reasonable way to place an animal and pull from death eventually. They are all on a timeline there. Somehow, someway. We fundraise, which might I add, I play a very big part in and it is NOT easy! But when we count the funds at the end of the day, I smile as I walk away from an overheated event or an event we did not have enough help to man and had to bust our butts to make it happen. It is worth it.
We could always use donations and volunteers as well as more fosters. We appreciate the shelter working with us, but I hope while making the decisions to pull the animals they "feel" need to go first, they will consider the business One by One provides to save the lives of these dogs and the work we all put in for FREE.
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