2017 Annual Report
A year in review from the Board President and Executive Director
It has been my extreme pleasure to serve as the Humane Society’s Board President these past three years. It has also been a humbling experience to witness years of work by individuals devoted to a labor of love and bringing a seemingly impossible dream to fruition. With the leadership of a Capital Campaign team reaching out to donors, the community and individual supporters, the completion of the new building has truly been a landmark event in both the literal and metaphorical sense. This building will serve as a physical space for the community to enjoy as well as a reminder that there are always people willing to help those in need–four-legged and two-legged. Additionally, the facility lends itself to ongoing opportunities for discovery regarding the potential of this organization immediately and in the future.
Last year, we focused somewhat on different shelter programs in place to help members of the community and their animal companions: the Safe Home Program and pet food assistance for families down on their luck to name a few. Those programs were put to the test this year due to the flooding across Elkhart County. Though our hearts were saddened by the destruction of the floods, it was gratifying to be able to help families and their animal companions with immediate support.
The Humane Society of Elkhart County is truly that–a humane society. Its vision has always been about helping animals, reaching out to those humans closely connected to their loving companions and encouraging community support to animal welfare. Looking to the future, the possibilities are endless as we join together to ensure that there is always a “voice for the voiceless.”
Thank you to everyone who has played a role in carrying out the mission of this organization and those of you who continually commit to making good things happen! The future looks bright!
Thank you for your support,
President, Board of Directors
Anne K. Reel