It's been long couple of weeks here. Just as long for you, too. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sticking around while I pushed hard and asked for so much. Our timeline was just so much shorter this year -- only 12 days long -- the only way to get to the goal was to go at that pace.
We didn't have breathing room between the big days, so I know it must have just felt like two solid weeks of non-stop pressure. I appreciate you being here, and responding so generously.
I hope I didn't push too hard.
It's just that I've seen so many positive changes for cats and kittens at our shelter because of the money that we raise -- huge changes. When you give the shelter's forward-thinking and hard-working staff the resources to put new programs into motion and improve upon old ones, big things happen fast.
Every year, intake numbers are going down, and they're able to do more for the senior and the special need cats. They're going into the community and addressing the needs of ferals and free-roaming cats, too. They've even at the point where they can reach out to other cities and states to help other rescues when they are beyond capacity. We played a huge part in all this -- I hope you feel proud.
Thank you, dear Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Community, for being so caring and supportive and for putting so many good projects and programs into motion because of you generosity!
Many more thanks yous to come over the next few days! There are some special individuals that I need to thank. I also need to gush on this fine group a little more.
If you're in/near Tacoma tomorrow, Dog-A-Thon runs from 9 AM to 2 PM at Ft Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Wa. We plan to gather near the Humane Society's Dog-A-Thon check-in tent at 9:30 and will begin our walk from there. Look for Wylla and the dorks waving the kitty signs.
We hope you can join us!
LOVE YOU ALL,
and good night.
Sleep well knowing you helped make a difference.