Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004

... for the rabies clinic

The Gastineau Humane Society would like to thank Douglas Island Veterinary Services, Dr. Lesley DeKrey, Ron Clarke and Beth Stewart, for providing a rabies clinic for Juneau pet owners last weekend. All dogs, cats and ferrets in Juneau are required under CBJ Ordinance 08.15.010 to be vaccinated against rabies. Dog owners much show proof of rabies before their pet can be licensed. With the deadline today for licensing dogs without having to pay a late fee, this clinic was very timely for the residents who took advantage of it.

Douglas Island Veterinary Services, a long time friend of the Gastineau Humane Society and Juneau's pet population, has provided this invaluable service to Juneau pets through clinics at the Humane Society for years. If your pet does not have a current rabies vaccination, please contact your vet today to get this important immunization. Rabies epidemics occur in Alaska every year. Juneau has thankfully been rabies-free; however, that could change any day.

Every day, Juneau citizens like Leslie, Ron and Beth provide help and assistance to the humane society. Your invaluable support helps feed and care for the animals we shelter. Many animals that come to us have to leave families who can no longer care for them due to situations beyond their control. They are often confused and can become very depressed. Other animals come who have been severely neglected or abused. They arrive frightened and alone. Still others are left behind by people who simply walk away, often without even providing a last bowl of food and water. These poor creatures are hungry and very wary of humans. Regardless of how they happen to be here, the staff of the humane society gives every animal the attention and care it deserves. Thanks to our supporters we are able to provide a healthy environment filled with all the ingredients to help our animals become healthy and happy and ready to be adopted.

Remember to spay and neuter your pets, and don't forget your 2004 dog license, available now at GHS. Thanks again to Leslie, Ron and Beth, from your four-legged friends and your two-legged supporters.

Chava Lee and the staff of the Gastineau Humane Society

... from the Friends of Recycling

The Friends of Recycling wishes to thank you for the discount you gave the high school group, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, toward their purchase of tubs used to collect white paper for recycling. Your discount of 50 cents per tub made the acquisition of these tubs affordable for the student group.

AYEA held a very successful bake sale and has reimbursed Friends of Recycling for the non-grant portion of the purchase price that we covered for them. The tubs are now in place and being used to collect white paper for recycling in each of the classrooms at the high school. The enthusiasm of this group is a joy to behold and a model for us all.

Thank you for your generous role in this successful partnership. The type of community support you have provided helps makes Juneau a wonderful place to live.

Margot Knuth

President

Friends of Recycling

... for helping Montessori school

Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori thanks the Elks club for its donation of food and facilities for our dinner. We enjoyed delicious spaghetti thanks to chefs Glen Alt and Sharlyn Berning, and great advertising thanks to Deb and Tom Erickson, Jeannie Conneen, Mary Stone and Mary Jane Tenney. We are all a bit chunkier thanks to desert coordination by Rebecca Easton, Brian Cahill, Frank Sis and desert auction by Rosanne Funk. Plates were filled and cleaned by Marcus and Frank Sis, Mary Sweeney, Lupita Alvarez, Jennie Orman, Tonia Kramp, Putt Clark, Maria Moya, Miranda Noel, Cory Crossett, Liam Carnala, Doug and Shauna Murray, Louanne and Kai Christian, Dave and Adrienne Audet, Ann Olson, Soda-Jerk Phillip Cahill, Laurel Stark, Phillip and Malen Murray, Carson Kent, Dorothy Genoa, Alyssa and Audrey White, and Bill Hurr. We also thank those many hands that helped with tables and general set-up and take down, but whose names were not on the sign-up sheet.

Susan Pollard, Member

Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori

... for the generosity

The staff at Healthy Families Juneau and Healthy Change would like to express our gratitude for the generosity of our community. The combined efforts of so many dynamic people aided in the success of our "Spring into Action" gala event. Thank you to the wonderful presenters: Janice Hurley from JRC; Natalie Powers from AWARE; Teresa Williams, coordinator, Parents Inc.; Shelly Eidsness, director, Alaska Faith Communities Concerned for Children; Melissa Morgan, Family Child Care supervisor; Linda Carol, culture expert/beading instructor; and Jade Florendo of the Tlingit and Haida Head Start Program.

We greatly appreciate all the donations from Alaska State Museum, Breeze In, Chilly Willy's Car wash, Dobson Skating Arena, Domino's Pizza-valley, Don Abel's, Goldbelt Hotel, Good Hardware, Gottchalk's, Hearthside Books, Juneau Racquet Club, Juneau Empire, Napa Auto parts, Papa Murphy's, Peer Amid Beads, Skate Bottom Sound, Sunburst Tanning and T.K. Mac Quire's Restaurant.

Maureen O'Campos

Parent Visitor

Healthy Families Juneau and Healthy Change



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