Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1,500 new homes and 1,500 thank you's

SARS BC recently hit the milestone of 1,500 animals finding their adoptive homes.

Compared to a lot of other agencies, this number may be small, and perhaps it is, but to us it really is something that all of our volunteers can be proud of. 

SARS BC is 100% volunteer run and each volunteer has their own animals, job, family and personal life on top of what they do for SARS.  Everyone of the 1,500 animals has had multiple people working for them behind the scenes, so each small success is indeed, a success for all those involved.  Volunteers are busy with picking up, trapping, rescuing, transporting, grooming, feeding, cleaning, vetting, socializing, doing home visits, promoting, fundraising and anything else that comes their way in order to help the animal in need.

Looking back over the past 5 years, there has been happiness, joy, sadness and heartache.  Sometimes it is overwhelming to look at all the animals still needing help and those still awaiting their own forever home however we must not loose sight of the fact that 1,500 have found homes.....1,500 rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, degus, chinchillas, birds, hamsters, gerbils and hedgehogs. 

It's a nice way to close the year and we look forward to the new year.....you never know what it might bring....it always keeps up hopping ;-)

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