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Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Juniors held a meeting Tuesday, March 15. Members in attendance were Ali Hall, Karen Davis, Joan Small, Rachel Ely, Linda Ely, Mary Chipps, Lynda Clouse, Lane Clouse, Nanda Bradshaw and Larry Bradshaw. The meeting focused on several items concerning fund raising activities.
Several members worked on sorting ink cartridges for our recycling program. The group earns approximately $39.30 for recycling cartridges.
Ava Middle School students continue to collect Best Choice labels in a competition between classes. The labels are submitted for money from Best Choice.
Start saving high quality, good condition items for our annual Ava City Wide Yard Sale event. We will be in a new location this year, look for details to come soon. We do not want to sell books or clothing this year, but are looking for donations that include some unusual items in good to excellent condition that will bring more money for the spay/ neuter program. Look for shamrocks for sale coming soon to Farmer’s Market.
If you have a loved one who loved animals and would like to honor their memory, consider a donation in their name to the Ava Area Animal Welfare League, Junior. Donation cards are available at area funeral homes.
The organization has made one grant application so far to help with our spay/neuter program, but we haven’t heard any word yet on its progress. We have started looking at mission statement phrasing ideas for use on other grants. The group will be reviewing the submitted grant and planning for future grant opportunities. The adoption of a mission statement is a required aspect of many grants and we feel its time to adopt an official mission statement for use on upcoming grants. Anyone wishing to help on this project is invited to attend our next meeting Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Karen Davis’ classroom on the Ava R-1 School campus.
It has been brought to our attention that some patrons of the area may not be clear on pet adoption policies when adopting from our local city pound. Pet owners may claim their pets from the city pound and pay only a small fee for the pet’s care while it was at the pound. If a pet is not claimed by the owner, the pet may be put up for adoption. There is no fee for adopting a pet from the pound, however we do hope the pet’s new owner will get the pet spayed/neutered and visit a local veterinarian to get the pet checked for general health care and updated shots.
Please call the city pound if your pet is lost or call to get current information on adoptable pets at 417-683-2931.