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Dear Friends:

The unconditional love of an animal is powerful. I have told the story of my first rescue, Champ, whose fierce love moti- vated me to put in the hard work to start our shelter. Champ had such an effect on my life that I became determined to save other animals in dire situations like his. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the names of the three wise and kind women who bequested money and land in their wills for just such a venture: Nora Lee Orndoff, Norma Jean Blackhurst, and Mary Munnel Rinehart.

That was 20 years ago! Generous souls continue to sup- port our efforts with time and money.

Many of you are motivated to give back because you, too, are the beneficiaries of the perfect love of a pet. You pay that gift forward to help animals in need. Then, animals abandoned or abused are saved to go on to love another family, who in turn want to help, in a perfect circle of caring.

Join us, because animals cannot save themselves, and they have so much to give.

Our work begins and ends with your love and generosity. To you and your pets, we are truly grateful

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Dear Friends:

Thank you again Greene County and supporters everywhere whose many contributions gave us another great year! We are blessed to be part of a caring community of friends who give of their time, talents, and more. We are fortunate to have assembled a devoted staff and established a relationship with excellent veterinarians. It is rare to have such a successful Humane Society in a small rural county like Greene. Your continued trust and support is what makes it happen.

2016 was a memorable year. As always, we worked hard to deliver our best. Not resting on our laurels, we added volunteers and new programs. We had a banner year with the highest number of adop- tions ever!

I am most proud of our humane work and our out- reach programs. Saving animals that would not survive without our intervention is paramount. I’m thinking of dogs like Arnie, and cats like Jigger and Jolly, who found refuge with us. The cats arrived with fur burned from their bodies. We were there to help when their family’s home burned.

Through all of our dedicated work, we re-mind ourselves often that our mission is possible only because of you. Our mission is rescuing animals from harrowing situations, healing animals from physical and emotional harm, and readying them for loving forever homes. Our mission is assisting families as well as their animals. These services are vital and possible only because of your loyalty and your support.

My heartfelt appreciation,

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Thank you all for another great summer! Your extraordinary support has been appreciated more than you know.

One particular effort and donation from 14-year old Colby Simkovic is especially inspiring. Colby spent many days of his summer vacation building the incredible dog house pictured below. His goal is to be sure a needy dog will be warm and dry when the weather turns cold. People like Colby remind us that acts of giving and gifts of kindness are alive in young people, and that our hard work will continue with the next generation.

Our mission of helping families and animals in need is not possible without the support of enthu- siastic volunteers like Colby and generous friends like you. Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Jane Gapen
Director

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This issue is dedicated to Humane Officers everywhere. They are first responders and unsung heroes like police officers and firefighters. These are people of stature and character, and it is their mission to be where they need to be to save, to help, and to change the fate of lives. They are where you want them to be.

Our sincere appreciation goes to Callie Paul, who acted as our humane police officer for 4 years. Good luck, Callie, in your future endeavors.

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