Fwd: [ACSNewsList] FW: ACS
- [Craig.Brestrup@...] wrote:
From: Craig Brestrup [mailto:camino1@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 2:55 PM
To: Craig Brestrup
Subject: Yahoo group
Good news on the adoption front. Since the back-to-back series on KABB
and KSAT the numbers have risen and remained higher than usual. This
past Saturday we adopted 20 animals. I expect that its happening during
our third limitation on shelter admissions also helped. There definitely
are people out there who respond to the recognition that San Antonio has
too many animals, too many are dying, and that bringing one or two into
their homes is a help.
We're going to be at 3 separate National Night Out events on Tuesday
including the Witte's.
Donna has corresponded with most of the rescue groups who have taken
animals out and we're seeing less illness than previously. Sandee
Bowman's cats have stayed healthy for the most part, probably due to the
great care she and her crew give them. And we hear similar stories from
HS/SPCA and ADL.
More fosters are coming forward, which is wonderful news. Foster,
rescue, transfer, adoption--the more animals going out this way, the
fewer go out the lamentable way. Good for the animals, and good for our
There should be some news soon about results of the interviews for a
permanent ACS Director. We are as anxious as you to see the right person
move into this position and are optimistic that it will be someone
everyone can get behind and keep the momentum going. In combination with
completion of the Strategic Plan by late August, the parts are falling
in place to complete reformation of ACS and for turning our attention
where it has to be--on the community from which all these animals come.
Stinson's column in yesterday's paper was, of course, nonsense. I doubt
even he took the proposal seriously and that it simply reflected his
animosity toward animal protectionists. (Solving San Antonio's animal
overpopulation problems his way would be the equivalent of expecting
buckets that catch the drips from a leaky roof to somehow repair the
roof.) But the unintended implication of the column is quite true--it
will take everyone who cares working industriously together for the
coming years to alleviate the suffering and save thousands of lives.
The new Lost and Found website will, I expect, be operating this week.
We will have pictures taken of all dogs going into kennels as they are
admitted and volunteers will be putting these along with identifying
information on the site daily. Next step is to include cats. Many thanks
to Jay Pennington for his work and patience with this process. Working
with large bureaucracies can be a trying affair, and we appreciate his
As soon as I get the year to date statistics through July I will share
these with you. I am interested to see what the numbers say. It seems
clear that many animals are being placed out of ACS, but we remain
always full at the same time.
Craig & Donna