At our May 29th meeting we took a road trip to CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm.
For those that attended this meeting it was exciting and memorable.
Lee Sackett, Executive Director and owner of the farm provided meeting space in his barn and shared about his organization’s ongoing efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce animals suffering from abuse, abandonment, neglect or catastrophic disasters. Some of the present residents include cows, horses, goats, pigs, turkeys, ducks and even a few cats. Lee gave the history of his farm as well as the stories of the animals who reside there, and he brought to our attention some of the obstacles that CJ Acres faces such as not being able to pick up food and supply donations. We toured the facility and had the privilege of interacting with the animals.
Linda Welzant, Executive Director of Clay Humane shared information about the many services that they provide. A team of veterinaries staff a low cost clinic and provide free cat spay / neuter services, low cost vaccinations, and microchipping. In addition their education programs stress the prevention of cruelty to animals and annually sponsor a poster contest for all 5th grade students in the county with a theme of animal overpopulation. They also educate about disaster preparation to include your pet and the benefits of adopting, not shopping, when looking for a pet. Their pet therapy volunteers visit nursing homes. Clay Humane also responds to wildlife issues and is a place to report animal cruelty.
Visit the websites and ‘like’ the Facebook pages for these 2 great Clay County nonprofit organizations.
Peace and Joy
From your Shaping Clay Team
Karen Wintress Samantha Bane Doug Greenberg Jackie Kujala
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