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For several years, I’ve served as president of Carroll County Animal Support, and my friend JoAnn Parker has served as vice president. Both JoAnn and I have decided it’s time for us step down from these positions and let others lead the group.
CCAS will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant to elect new officers for the board.
For me, personally, living and now working in Trimble County as editor of The Trimble Banner, it’s no longer easy for me to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s happening with Carroll County’s homeless, unwanted or neglected pets.
That said, however, I will always be an active member in CCAS. I will continue to attend every meeting I can, and also will help with events and with transporting animals to rescue groups whenever possible.
I still believe in this group as I did when Tammie Crawford and I started CCAS in 2003; I believe in our mission, and I believe in the group of dedicated animal lovers who have volunteered their time, donated money and did what was needed to get the work done.
I am proud of all of our accomplishments. With a lot of hard work, mostly on Tammie’s part, we have managed to get hundreds – if not thousands – of unwanted dogs out of the county’s shelter and into rescues that help them find their “forever” homes, sparing them from euthanasia. Our volunteers have spent countless hours raising thousands of dollars each year to help pay for medical care for the animals who come into our care, as well as to buy food and medicine and other supplies.
My hope is that new members and new leadership can bring a renewed interest in what CCAS does, and lead us to find new ways of helping animals in need.
So, if you are a CCAS member and want to step up into a more active role, please attend the meeting. If you have heard about CCAS and always thought you might like to volunteer, but maybe you haven’t yet attended one of our meetings, please mark the date on your calendar and join us. We are always seeking new members, and we can always use help in our quest to reduce the number of animals in our county euthanized because they do not have a loving family to take them home.