Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 50 – Kentucky Humane Society

The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), located in Louisville, KY, is a private, nonprofit organization that is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency. KHS is also the state’s oldest animal welfare organization, founded in 1884. KHS adopts out over 6,500 dogs, cats, and horses every year.

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The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a private, nonprofit organization that is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency. KHS was founded in 1884 making it the state’s oldest animal welfare organization. They adopt out over 6,500 dogs, cats, and horses every year.

Hi there, Megan. Thanks for joining me today. Thank you for having me. Of course, we’re excited to have you. And we’re excited to learn about what you guys are doing over there at the Kentucky Humane Society. Yes. I’m curious as to what your role is there? So for anyone listening, my name is Megan Decker, and I am the PR and Media Coordinator here at the Kentucky Humane Society. I run all of our social media pages. We do radio segments, about two or three days a week. I handle all of those. When we do TV, we do those. I write all of our animals’ bios. So I had my foot in a little bit of everywhere. Oh, wow. I mean, you definitely sound like you keep yourself busy. I love my work. I live for my work. It’s so much fun. Oh, well, good. We’re happy to hear that.

So I just kind of want to jump right in and, you know, learn more about your organization. Can you tell me a little bit about it, and some of it’s back history? Absolutely. So the Kentucky Humane Society is a local nonprofit. Located in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the state’s oldest animal welfare organization and was founded in 1884. Originally, we were founded to help horses, and we are also Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency. We adopt out over 6,500 animals a year, and we cater to dogs, cats and horses. But along with adoption, we have a lot of programs. We do a lot of things with our community. We’re very community-focused for sure. Definitely, for those listeners that haven’t checked out your website or anything. And this is the first that they’re kind of getting to know you guys a little bit. I did check out your website, and I found it extremely resourceful. I learned a ton, and I can definitely tell the you guys are very in tune with your community, so that kind of leaves me into my next question. Yeah.

How is the community over there? Because I’m personally, I don’t live in Kentucky, so I’m kind of curious as to what your communities like. So our community here in Louisville is very, very local-focused, Very, very supportive of KHS, as a whole. We’ve been around for a long time, so there’s rarely anyone in Louisville, Kentucky, who doesn’t know who the Kentucky Humane Society is because we do everything from adoptions. We also have a S.N.I.P. Clinic that offers low cost spay and neuter to owned pets in the community. We have a healthy pet clinic that offers low cost vaccinations and preventatives, like flea preventatives and things like that for a very low cost. We also do dog training. We have two pet resorts, where you can also do doggy day care, boarding, grooming and we also have a free pet help line. It’s basically, anyone can call with any pet-related questions, or if they need advice for a behavioral issue, they call our pet help line. It’s totally free of service, and we answer the phone seven days a week. So we answer a whole lot of calls from our community. That’s awesome that you guys are giving the people of the community that option to have help because I can’t tell you how many times I’m like freaking out about something that my pet’s doing. And I have to wait until the vet opens. So that’s a great thing to offer.

Let’s jump into some of these programs. I mean, you have a dance. Yeah, we have a whole lot. Yeah, tell me a little bit about the S.N.I.P. Clinic. Is that something that you guys do there at your facility, or is that something at like a local vet? How does that work? We actually have our own facility that we rent out and it’s over off Preston Highway, I know you’re not located in Louisville, so that won’t mean much to you, but the S.N.I.P. Clinic has been open since 2007 and we have spayed and/or neutered 110,000 felines and canines in that time. So we found that we had a big overpopulation problem in Louisville and while were having this, a lot of animals were being sent to shelters that didn’t have resources for them, and that caused a lot of animals to be euthanized for time and space reason. The Kentucky Humane Society does not do that at all. We do not euthanize for time or space reasons. So what we decided to do was we decided to open the S.N.I.P. Clinic to give people an option that’s low cost, where they could go ahead and spay and neuter their pets. And that way there would be less litters of animals out there and less turned into shelters. So that was one of our proactive solutions in order to end population. And that way, we were seeing less and less animals in our shelter. Yeah, definitely. And 110,000 animals, that’s a really big deal. That’s awesome. And I’m sure that contributes to the overpopulation issue. Yes, we even found that we’ve spayed and neutered so many in our local area in Louisville here, that we have seen a dramatic decrease in our numbers here at the shelter, which is great because it allows us to pull from rural counties in all over Kentucky. And that way we save animals not just in local area, but all over. That is amazing. I can’t even tell you how great that is. So it helps out, like, you guys realize, like, “hey, our problems’ decreasing, let’s branch out, and help other communities and places and states.” Absolutely. Kudos to you guys.

So the next one–. Yeah. –I kind of want to talk about is the behavior trainings, that’s really–you guys offer that. How does that work? We have, ah, behavior training classes that are for owned dogs in the community. And basically there’s a lot of different types of group classes that we do. We do anything from a Manners For Life Class, for animals who are four months and older. Next, to help with, like, basic manners, things like that. We also have a Wallflowers Class for animals who are very shy and fearful, and that’s more done one on one. We also offer individual training, and in home training, so if may be your animal is struggling with more of an issue that only presents in the home environment. Our trainers are–also will go out there, and we specialize only on positive reinforcement training. We only use dog and human friendly techniques, so it’s a great way to just build a better relationship with your animal. And also, if they have a behavior problem, we’re happy to help with that as well. That’s a, you know, a pretty cool thing. And the fact that you guys offer so many different types of training, that’s really good. And I feel like that kind of helps you connect better to your community, right? Yeah, we always recommend them to anyone who adopts from us, as well, that way they can go ahead and get that relationship started, and they can really get everyone off to the right foot. We found that, that leads to less pet surrender back to us as well, because they feel like they’re equipped with the right tools to actually handle their animals. So we offer a wide variety here. We also do behavior training for our shelter animals. We have a behavioral retreat here at the Kentucky Humane Society. So if an animal comes in and they’re struggling with something like, maybe they jumped on you as soon as they see you, or they’re very overstimulated, and they’re malady because of this, a lot of times, what we’ll do is we’ll send them to our behavior modification program at our behavior retreat and it’s over at Carrsville, Kentucky, which is a very quiet area. There’s nothing around it, so they get a lot more peace and quiet. They have a 10 by 10 room and our behavior trainers work with them one on one every day until we’re at a place where we feel comfortable that they could be successful in an adopted home.

From what you just mentioned about the behavior retreat, you guys seem to have, like a lot of different resorts or locations or anything of that nature. Am I picking up on that correctly? Yes, we have a whole lot of different location. Whether that’s for adoptions as well as our pet resort, as well as our S.N.I.P Clinics, our Healthy Pets Clinic. Yeah, we’re pretty much all over. Oh wow, it seems like that. Yeah. So how does that work? I mean, are you guys like functioning all as one? Stuff that’s going on at the S.N.I.P Clinic is kind of familiar with the behavior retreat. Do you guys all connect on that? Or–. Absolutely. Okay, you’re all kind of just, like, branched from the Humane Society. For sure, we have our main campus, which has been around for ever, and that’s where we originally started out in. And that’s also where Healthy Pets Clinic is located in, and as well as our admission center. So any animal who’s coming in comes to our main campus first, where they get set up. And then from here, this is like our central hub. They get sent out two different adoption locations from here. So we’re located within seven feeder supplies, and we have a great relationship with them. They donated the space to us so that we could use it for adoptable pet, and it helped tremendously. We–I can’t say enough good things about feeder supply. And then we have an East campus location, which is our largest animal adoption location over off Lyndon Lane here, and it’s more of an eastern location. So we do a whole lot of adoptions out there. But that has the most animals and we also adopt out cats here.

Recently, Louisville opened up its first cat cafe called Purrfect Day Cat Cafe. We have adoptable cats in the cafe. You can mix and mingle with them. They even have coffee and cocktails and beer and scones. And you can come in and just have a great time. They do a lot of events. We’ve already adopted out over 2,000 cats in just two years, just from the cat cafe alone. That is amazing. And I’ve talked to a few organizations and it seems like those cat cafes are really becoming a trend nowadays, which I’m “Yeah, somebody needs to put one of those near me.” Like, “where are they?” I would spend –. Oh God, I’m all about it. Yeah, I’m like, “I would always be there.” It’s so cute. It’s adorable, and it’s located in a really central area. We have an area called Bardstown Road, and it’s very weird and wacky, and it’s very local, and everyone loves it. So you can go in there and it’s the room with all the cats in it, it’s so fluffy and pillowy and it’s so cute I can’t even bear it. So I go in there a lot and spend some time with our cats. But yeah, you can just go in, they’re open and at like 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. And then on Fridays and Saturdays they’re open till 10 p.m. So it even gets the late night crowd. Nice. So it’s awesome. It sounds like a little kitty heaven in there. It sounds like they’re just perfectly set, and it just seems like a really fun place. I mean, I really want to go. I have to send you pictures because it’s so cute when you see it in person, you’re like, “Oh, my God.” Yes, I would love to see pictures. I think that, that’s so awesome. And the fact that 2,000 cats have already been adopted just in a two-year time span. That’s a great number. Yeah, it’s amazing. Yeah, I find it very interesting that you guys have so many different locations, and you offer so many great things, and this is something that I haven’t really heard of before. I mean, it seems like you guys literally have a location, a set plan. I mean, there’s something for everything. And that’s great.

I guess my next thing is, I’m assuming you guys have volunteers, firstly. Yes, we have a large, large volunteer program. Oh good, perfect. So I mean, how many volunteers would you say that you have, that help you overall with everything? If you could put a number on it. There’s probably at least 300. There might be more than that. We have volunteers for almost every location. Our S.N.I.P. Clinic, we have volunteers that are specially trained to help the animals as they wake up from surgeries. We have volunteers to help us take care of the animals at our main hub. We’re, you know, setting them up, helping us getting them fed, walks, water, anything they need there. We have ones that come to our feeders locations and help our counselors walk dogs and write bios for them, too. And they send them to me. We have an entire photography department with our volunteers, so any animal who comes in, goes to our photography area where they get their glamour shots, as we call them. We have a team who works six days a week with that, so I can’t even explain how important our volunteers are. They help in every aspect we have. Absolutely, I mean, with that many locations and everything. I mean, it takes an army to kind of–. Yes, it really does. –keep everything going smoothly and keeping animals happy.

And so I kind of want to switch a little bit and talk about the animals that you take in. You guys take in dogs and cats and horses, so you’ve kind of touched based on where you put some of the adoptable dogs and cats. But what do you guys do with that the horses? Where do they stay? We have a barn for the horses, so the horses are located further out than we are. We have a barn called Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville, and that’s where our horses stay. They’re trained. A lot of them come from abused cases or even neglect. So they need a lot of resources and time, usually. We also have trainers to work with them and make sure that they’re able to ride, if they’re comfortable riding, if that’s what that kind of horse wants. We also have them evaluated to see, you know, maybe they’re not a horse that wants to be ridden anymore. Maybe they’re older, and they just–their body can’t handle that anymore. We also have companion horses that just are here to provide companionship for you.

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It seems like you guys have something for everything, and that’s not in a negative way at all. Like that is truly amazing. It shows how in tune you are with your community, and what they need, and how you can help them. So just my big question, and I think I already know the answer. But it seems like you guys are very well supported and respected in your community. Absolutely. We really are big and nonprofit were completely supported by donations. So our community has a big impact, and we try to cater our community, too. We really want to know what they need from us, what they need with their animals, Whether that’s behavioral help or whether that’s you know, “my animal. I can’t afford to take my animals to the vet. I don’t know what to do, but I don’t want to lose them.” And we want to provide advice. We want to be there to support them, so they don’t have to make that horrible decision to surrender to an animal shelter. And if they do have to surrender to an animal shelter, we also want them to know that, that’s okay. There’s no judgment here from us on that, you know, sometimes things don’t work out and things happen. I would want to be there to protect that animal and make sure to find it a good home, where things will work out. Yeah, and I think that’s a huge thing because, you know, the judgment part. A lot of people like you said, things come up so–. Absolutely. The fact that you guys are transparent about that, that’s amazing. And I think that that’s a huge help. It makes people more comfortable instead of dumping your animal because you’re embarrassed or anything, so that’s great. And I’m sure that, you know, we’ll always have some people who feel they need to do that, and that’s very sad. KHS does take in animals by appointment. We always want people to set up an appointment, but unfortunately there are situations where occasionally an animal is dumped. So we take care of them when that happens, too. There’s people out there that you know are kind of ashamed of that, or they just don’t care unfortunately, but it’s great that you guys–. Unfortunately. Yeah, –offer that for people and so well done for that.

So I mean, it seems like you guys have a ton of success going on there from your different clinics, and your locations, and your training, and everything. What do you guys find is your biggest challenge? For us, I think, our biggest challenge is we always want to do more. We want to take in more animals. We want to do more for our community. So finding ways where we can be of more service to our community is probably where our biggest challenge is, and where our pet help line really comes into play. Because a lot of times people will call us and we keep track of those calls and see what they’re calling about. What needs our community, needs next? We’re always very progressive. We’re always looking out for what’s on the radar, next? What can we do better? What can we do to help more? So I think for us we always We just need more room, ah. You want to take an even more babies? This year we had our biggest adoption year, ever on record. So we were really, really proud of that. We actually adopted out 6,902 animals in 2019 alone, which is 816 more pets than 2018. So I think our biggest thing is we always want to do more. It’s working. I mean, look at all of your numbers from everything from your clinic, your S.N.I.P. Clinic and the Cat Cafe. I mean, you guys have that support, and the adoption numbers, and everything. That’s awesome. Yeah, we’re really grateful for that, too. Because, you know, not everywhere is like that, and we totally see that. And that’s why we pull from so many overcrowded shelters. In that way we give animals a second chance, not just in our community, but from all over Kentucky and further.

And correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve talked to people from other organizations in the past, some from Kentucky and some of, kind of, you know, started in Kentucky and moved to a different state. Yeah. But, it seems like, Kentucky’s kind of got like a bad rap on the animal side. The laws aren’t really up to date or anything. Kentucky has some of the worst animal laws ever, of any state in the United States. Our laws are very, very lax, and that can unfortunately put a damper on a lot of things. A lot of communities feel that, and in rural counties, especially because there’s just almost no resources out there they want so badly to do all this good, and there’s only so much you can do! So our real goal is to get involved with those rural communities and rural counties all over Kentucky and really start getting our foot in the door, asking them, “what can we do to help you increase your adoption numbers?” As well as taking their animals so that they can go into our adoption program, that had so much success, and we can find them homes quickly. And our average, I’m going to say, for our dogs here is usually only about 3 to 5 days, and that’s even for dogs who, you know, might have behavioral issues or might need to be the only pet in the home. You know what you guys offer and how in tune you are with everything that literally is what we need, because we got so many of the struggle. But you guys are pushing through and you guys are making a difference along with you know, I’m sure some of the other organizations in Kentucky are also. But it’s just great to hear that just because the status of Kentucky when it comes to animal welfare is a slightly different, you guys are pushing through and you guys are doing everything you can, and clearly it’s working.

So I love how enthusiastic you are about just your whole organization as a whole. Yeah, I’d say I grew up down the street from the Kentucky Humane Society and went here for summer camp as a kid and–also which we also offer summer camps for kids to teach about animal welfare. And I volunteered here even before I started working here. So I’ve been around for a really long time. I’m probably the most enthusiastic Christian here about our work, but I love it. I just think it’s amazing. And it just feels good to be able to go to work every day and make an impact on not just animals, but your community as a whole. You obviously grew up there. You were very involved with, you know, the Kentucky Humane Society. What was that tick for you? That was like, “I’m gonna get super involved. This is what I want to be a part of.” Do you have any type of memorable story like that that you’d be willing to share with us today? I always wanted to be here, and I was about six years old. This was my dream, was to work here and to be a part of this. I loved it from the time I was a child. And as soon as I could get into it, I did.

As far as the story of someone that has personally touched me or an animal that’s personally touched me. My first foster animal that I had here, because along with working here,a lot of our staff members, including me, do a lot of foster work, too. We have a really extensive foster program that usually about 2,000 animals that come in every year spent time in our foster program. So we have very, very extensive fostering. And we had a Chihuahua who came to us from hoarding case. We had 11 Chihuahuas all together, and this one Chihuahua was 10 years old, just had not a single hair on his body. It’s nails were about an inch long. It had not a single tooth in its mouth. Her skin was gray. She had demodectic mange, and she was in rough shape. She was only about three pounds, she should have been around six pounds. And I fell in love with her immediately. Her name’s Twinkie because apparently her hair was blonde, when she had hair and she looked more blue to me. So I spent the next four months giving her medicated bath three days a week, scrubbing her with the tiny toddler size toothbrush around her face to get some of the scaliness out. And that really set it in stone for me and how much I love being here, because I saw that we took the time to let this animal heal, and let this body heal up and really make sure that mentally, this animal was okay, too, and that it was comfortable and that it was getting the help that it needed. And I just loved it. And she ended up growing all of her hair out and was beautiful, just gorgeous, gorgeous Chihuahua. And I found her a home with a wonderful woman who’s a nurse practitioner, who only has Chihuahuas, and each of her Chihuahuas have their own room in the house. They’re spoiled rotten. She cooks all of them dinner every night and we still stay in touch, and she sends me Twinkie’s picture every year, and Twinkie’s now 16 years old. Oh, my gosh, That is so amazing. Personally, this is my favorite part of the podcast. I say that every podcast, but I think that it’s so amazing that you found her the perfect home. You know, she’s got her pwn room now. She’s like in her own little hotel, and she gets fed. Yes!. And she’s happy, the fact that she’s–. And I just told them, I was like, “I had to find that home for her because if not, she would have never left my house.” I love her that much. Aww. When you foster an animal for four months, they feel like, they’re your own because they have been with you so long. So I really, I would only give her up to this one specific woman. And she’s so grateful. And she always writes me cards and thanks me for letting her be Twinkie’s Mom. And we’re just we’re still really close even to this day. That is amazing, and I think that, that’s like an extra little bonus for you. You know, you get to see her picture still. Oh, yeah. I mean, the fact that what she went through in her little life, and now she’s 16 years old and happy. And, you know, it was almost like it was a long time coming for her, and that’s absolutely amazing. And that’s what makes this industry so worthwhile. It’s got its downs, but the ups just make the downs feel that much easier.

Every time we get an animal in. And, you know, maybe this animal has been abused. Maybe this animal is missing. You know, we’ve had cruelty cases that come in where the animals had been set on fire, just horrific stuff. And every time I see one come, in where everyone is sad. I just think this is so amazing because this animal was gonna get a second chance. You know, this animal is gonna know happiness, and it’s gonna get the care it needs. Whereas, anywhere else it might not have. Someone might have taken one look at it and said, “you know, the animal is not worth it.” and put it down. But not here. Here, everybody gets a second chance, and I think that’s beautiful. It definitely is. And, you know, like you said, nobody wants to hear about the horrific stories, but, you know, as upsetting as they are. They happen. There’s sick people out there, but you’re right, you look at it and you’re like, “we’re gonna get them a second chance. We’re gonna turn the world around”, kind of, you know. Exactly, we’re gonna make their lives better. And I always try to, you know, compassion, fatigue, it happens so often in our industry.

And a lot of people ask me how I stay positive. And that’s how I stay positive, is every time they come in, I greet them with excitement because all they might have known before this is just sadness. Or are people looking at them with pitiful eyes and I don’t want any animal to, have that. I want everyone to come in and be excited that they’re here. They’re safe and they don’t have to worry anymore. They get a good second chance. Yeah, and that’s very important. And I think that’s what kind of makes you ‘made’ for this industry and the position that you’re in, and the fact that you can stay. So upbeat about it is, it’s truly amazing because this industry is very hard. It’s very hard. Yes, it’s like an emotional roller coaster, you know. So you’re doing awesome. I love your enthusiasm. I’m very happy that you came on the show today and joined us and sharing all the great things that you guys are doing.

So, with all the great things that you guys are doing, what does the future look like? Do you guys have any other big plans or any other facilities that you’re gonna open? Share with us about that. I’m kind of curious. Yeah. So currently, right now, the Kentucky Humane Society has a mission called our Love 120 Initiative. And that is for us to make an impact in all 120 counties in Kentucky. We’ve got a giant grant for it last year, and we were super excited about it. So for the next few years, we’re gonna be working with three local partners who are animal shelters around here, and we’re gonna be assisting them with spay and neuter efforts. We’re also going to be helping take a lot more of their animals, teach them how we’ve gotten to this point essentially and that way we can make a big difference in their lives for their animals every single day and for the difference for them in the future, too, because we want everyone to be successful. We see every animal here as our animal, you know. Anyone in our community we want them to be as successful as they possibly can. So that’s one of our big, huge goals. And it’s been funded by the watershed foundation, and we’re super grateful for that. So that’s what our future is looking like.

Yeah, and you guys are definitely progressing. I think that’s what this industry needs is more people like you guys that are willing to push through all the hardships to make things better. ‘Cause there’s always gonna be hardships. It’s always going to be tough, you know. Animal welfare is a tough business to be in, but you can make a huge impact. And as long as you stay positive and you really work through those challenges and after stuff, like, really lean on your staff and say, “What can I do for you? What do you need help with? And how can we make you better so that you can help with these animals?” So I think being really close knit and making sure that our employees are taken care of, too. That’s a big part of our mission. That’s a good thing to kind of keep in mind, you know. You guys value the people that work with you guys and the people of your community, and that kind of leads me to my next question.

Do you guys put on like, any type of fundraising events or just events overall, that you guys kind of just, you know, invite the community to and keep everybody kind of aligned on what you guys are doing? Absolutely. So we put on a few annual events every year that help us raise a good amount of funds. We have a wagon trail walk and festival for the animals, and that happens around May. This year, it’s gonna be May 31st, and basically it’s like a fundraiser, but it’s also a festival, so we have a lot of different businesses that get involved with us. Lots of animal related businesses grooming, anything like that. Other rescues also come to it and we raise money that way. We also have a Tuxes and Tails Auction, where we auction off items that donors so graciously donate to us, and that helps us raise a whole lot of money as well. We do Picture Your Pets with Santa!, where at feeder supplies where we did Santa Claus and you can bring all of your animals i. Whether that’s a dog, cat, or lizard, anything you have and you can have a great photo shoot with Santa Claus. So we do a lot of different creative fundraising ideas. Our community also gets involved a lot.

We have a lot of cause-related marketing, where a business will put on like, they’ll have a sale or something and they’ll donate 10% back to KHS. Then we’ll come out and we’ll visit. Will bring puppies so everyone can play and pet them. And we promote those on our social media pages as well as our website. So we have a lot of those, especially in summer. Summer is a big fundraising time for us. That’s what keeps your community excited, you know? And I think I saw something–. Yeah. You guys do a pet photo calendar or something like that. Yes, we do. So we do that around like, October. So you can submit your pets photo and we put out a pet calendar every year. Every photo that gets census is included in the calendar, but there’s like 11 spots where you could be the featured pet. And then there’s two other spots where you can also be like side features on it. That’s unique, and it’s so awesome. Is that something that’s just for your community? Is that something that anybody can kind of just submit photos to? Oh, yeah, Anybody can. I’ll say, whether it’s in our community or far wherever we have a lot of people who adopt, and then they later move on and they’ll send us pictures of their adopted pets for the calendar. And I love it, ’cause I memorized like everyone’s file. Who’s ever been in KHS. So I’m like, “Oh, my God, that’s Brad, He’s back!” Oh, my gosh, that’s awesome! I think that that’s so great. And, you know, the fact that you guys still include all the pictures that you get within this calendar is you know who doesn’t want to see cute little happy animal faces on their calendar, you know? Right? Yeah, and the fact that their actual animals that you know not just the generic stock photos, you know? Yeah.

Well, I know that you have a ton of locations. I know that you guys offer so much. But what is the best way that somebody can go about getting involved with you guys? Whether it’s to volunteer or just basic questions that they have, how can they get in contact with you? I always recommend everyone look at our website because it has all of our different services, it has how to reach us. It shows you all of our locations, all of our adoptable pets, and it’s updated in real time as well. So if you’re looking for an adoptable animals and they’re on our website, they’re currently available. Once they’re adopted, they immediately come off the website with a really great resource. If you’re looking for, if you need help with a pet, and you can always call our pet help line, there’s a whole lot of different ways. So that’s probably the easiest way to decide what you need and then go from there. Yes, and I’ll definitely share with our listeners that I’ve checked out their website it’s got so many different resources like, literally, it’s the place to go and it’s very easy. It’s very easy to read It’s very easy to move around and everything so well done. The website looks great. It’s very resourceful.

So, Megan, I’ve loved having you on our show. Is there anything else that you’d like to share with us today? I’ll say, we just are really grateful for the opportunities you know, to teach people more about us and what we do in our work. And here, another animal organization out there who have once again contact or you need help, please reach out to us were very, very friendly. As you can tell, even if its questions with social media, anything like that, I’m happy to help that I’m happy to give any advice I can. I try to work with a lot of other shelters as well and give them tips and pointers that I’ve learned along the way to make them more successful. Because every animal matters. It doesn’t matter if it’s in my shelter or in your shelter. They’re important. Yes, that’s such a great thing to point out there. You know you’re working towards the same goal and it doesn’t matter who you have to help to get there. So thank you again, Megan, for joining us today. I hope that this helps some of our listeners. And I love that. You were very enthusiastic. I find it amazing that you guys are doing such great things over there. I truly am happy to hear that. Yeah, it was great talking to you and thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. Of course. Thanks, Megan.

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