Our meetup group is undergoing several changes. First, Meetup. com, which is a large social networking company, based out of New York, charges quarterly fees to each organizer for the use of their website and technology. Second, to defray the cost of this these fees, I will need to begin collecting annual fees of $15.00 from each member. The good news is that any surplus funds collected will directly aid animals in need.
To continue to support our work to help animals on a daily basis in our community and around Louisiana, please send a check or money order for $15.00 made out to the Humane Society of Louisiana or Meetup to P.O. Box[masked], New Orleans, LA 70174. To be a bona-fide member of this group, annual dues must be received by February 5, 2009.
I also encourage all of you to volunteer a few hours each month. We could use you to deliver pet food to low-income pet owners, transporting animals to clinics, or helping out at our special events. To register as an active volunteer, please contact me at [address removed]. To assist with our cruelty investigations, whether in the field with me at actual crime scenes or supporting our efforts from home, please join our Rapid Response Animal Protection Team.
To register, please visit our website at www.humanela.org and click on the link called "stop cruelty."
We also work to upgrade and improve animal shelters throughout the state. We have embarked on an ambitious project to inspect more than 50 shelters this year - and many of them provide inadequate care for their sheltered animals. For example, our efforts to improve the conditions at the Napoleonville shelter was recently reported in The Morning Advocate. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/37695569.html?showAll=y&c=y
To become a shelter inspector, please contact me at [address removed].
With your help, we intend to become one of the most effective humane organizations in the South.