The season of giving has made me reflect on the many ways that our community has supported Homeward Bound over the year. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people who have helped turn life around for the homeless and neglected animals that come to our shelter.
Thank you to volunteers who have given countless hours providing one-on-one TLC with the dogs, cats, rabbits and other residents of Homeward Bound. You have given them hope.
Thank you to the businesses and community organizations that have underwritten, promoted and sponsored our events, dining cards and public relations efforts. You have made our fundraisers fly.
Thank you to all the people who have gone out of your way to bring us a stray or abandoned animal, or who’ve made the hard choice to give a pet a better life. You have opened doors for these animals.
Thank you to the children, school groups and community partners who have organized supply drives and brought us the day-to-day supplies we need to care for the animals. You have stocked our shelves.
Thank you to all the individuals who have supported us with financial donations that have paid for food, medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and other necessary care. You have made a difference for the 582 animals that have come through our doors this year.
Thank you to the Board of Directors who has provided oversight and guidance to the organization and thank you to the staff who go above and beyond every day. You are a pleasure to work with.
Last but by no means least, thank you to all of our adopters. You have made dreams come true.
Sincerely, Jessica Danyow, Executive Director, Homeward Bound: Addison County’s Humane Society