Letters: Wanderers' Rest helped over 600 animals in 2010

To the editor:

2010 was a great year for Wanderers' Rest Human Association

During the year, we reunited 170 stray dogs with their families. A total of 461 cats and dogs were adopted into new, loving, forever homes. And 27 healthy but unadoptable dogs were transferred to our partner rescue organizations. We also provided spay/neuter assistance to 76 income-eligible families and emergency food and supplies to others, enabling many families to keep their pets in their homes.

On behalf of the cats and dogs we serve, we are very thankful for the support we received from generous donors throughout Central New York, and for our fruitful, contracted partnership with Madison County. We are also grateful to volunteers who volunteered in the shelter, at community events, and in their homes where they provided respite for many of cats and dogs through our foster program.

As we look forward to 2011 - our thirty year anniversary - we anticipate another very successful year as we continue to shelter, heal and enrich unwanted or stray cats and dogs, and as we educate our community on the importance of responsible and humane pet ownership.

If your travels bring you to Canastota, please stop by the shelter to visit with cats and dogs that are eager to meet you, or find us on the website at wanderersrest.org.

Glenn H. Ivers, Executive Director, Wanderer's Rest

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