Well it’s time to say goodbye.

After serving on the board of directors for six years, the last two as President, it’s time to say goodbye. It’s been a privilege to share these years with so many dedicated people, all playing their part to save the lives of cats and dogs!

I’m SO proud of our shelter! Thank you past President Carolyn Haugen, your leadership allowed me to stand on the shoulders of a giant. All of my fellow board members have given their time, energy, wisdom, and talents generously. The staff constantly go above and beyond to help the animals.

Our donors never cease to amaze me with their generosity. What would we do without you? I often joke that the animals can’t raise their own money.

Our volunteers have such huge hearts and they help out in so many ways. From transporting animals, helping in surgery recovery, walking dogs, petting cats, and working at Treasure Hounds, when we need help, they’re there.

Speaking of Treasure Hounds, I’ll still be volunteering there every Thursday. Come in to donate furniture and housewares, visit, or buy something! I look forward to seeing you.

I can’t believe how far the shelter has come in the last six years. We’ve moved from a woefully inadequate building on land we didn’t own, to our wonderful new home. We have a great executive director, Cristin Felso. We’ve helped more dogs and cats than I could possibly keep track of.

Those cats and dogs are what keep me working so hard. Each time I see one going to their forever home, the joy in their eyes, and the happiness in the eyes of the adopter it reminds me why we do what we do!

To Peggy Cregor, our next President, you’re going to do a great job. Know I’ll be there for you always!

With much love and gratitude,
Susan Mazzarella