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Keith hosts April Woman’s Club meeting

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The Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pats’ Place at 7 p.m. April 5. Judy Keith was hostess and presided at the meeting.

Mrs. Keith called the meeting to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice Gov. Karen Claiborne read the Spiritual Value for April. Seven members and three guests were present.

Martha Moorman was in charge of presenting the program. She introduced Tammie Crawford, executive director of Carroll County Animal Support. Mrs. Crawford said she and CCAS have rescued more than 1,000 dogs and cats since the group formed in 2003.

She and her husband, Bubbie, foster dogs and cats in their home. She and CCAS volunteers work to get homeless pets into no-kill shelters – sometimes as far away as Canada, and often to the East Coast – through rescue transports. To go to Canadian shelters, dogs must be at least 8 months old.

Transports are broken down into “legs,” so that each volunteer only has to drive the animals about an hour to a predetermined destination, where they meet the next driver. The process is repeated until the animals reach their final destinations. Shelters and volunteers network through the Internet, Mrs. Crawford said.

CCAS also began a low-cost spay/neuter program in Carrollton two years ago through the Kentucky Humane Society’s SNIP Clinic.

A discussion was held about animal cruelty. Mrs. Crawford told about plans locally for the Third Annual Kentucky Week for the Animals, April 11-17, which included activities in Carrollton each day.

Members enjoyed refreshments and a brief business meeting.

In addition to Mrs. Crawford, guests were Donna Parish and Pat Perkins, who later were made honorary members.

Mrs. Keith gave the treasurer’s report and Nancy Ellis read minutes of last month’s meeting.

Ms. Claiborne reported on the G.F.W.C. annual meeting in Louisville. She has been asked to bring items for a silent auction and door prizes for the Junior Club Auction.
All members are asked to bring perennials and/or bulbs for the Historical Society Sale to the May meeting at the Masterson House.

Carolyn Stout reported that the Education Committee is in the process of selecting a winner for the club’s $500 Education Scholarship. The winner will be announced in May.
The meeting was adjourned after a reading of the Club Collect.