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Niagara County SPCA makes positive steps to becoming a no kill shelter

BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | October 15, 2012

Exciting news for the Niagara County SPCA. Do to the current success on their path and goal of becoming a no kill shelter, the SPCA has made some big changes to better help achieve these goals.

Amy Lewis, who helped save the shelter during the toughest time in the shelter’s history, along with the new Board of Directors, together have tremendously increased the numbers animals placed into homes or rescue situations, care, fostering and re-homing furry visitors realize that there is much more that still needs to be done.

There is not enough time in a day for any one person to run the entire operation of the shelter on te current mission path so as of Oct. 1, the Niagara County SPCA has made some fantastic changes.

Lewis will be taking over as shelter director to “laser guide” into achieving the no kill initiative and to implement the enormous tasks and programs involved in achieving this.

Andrew Bell the most recent board president has resigned his position from the board and will be coming aboard as the Executive Director to guide them through the enormous business needs and expenses involved in running a business with these lofty new goals.

Bryan Barish was voted in as new board president and Dave Bauer was voted in as new vice president.

The board is extremely excited about these changes and feel that these individuals, with the support of the Board of Directors, will get them to being a no kill shelter.

With these goals the SPCA has never been in more need of the support of individual, corporate donors and sponsors. This initiative is very costly and with the huge loss of donors prior to the new management taking over they are in need.

We are very confident that animal lovers everywhere will support us with these goals. We also invite all of our friends and Zombies to our first annual Zombiefest fund-raiser from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Niagara County SPCA.

To view adoptable animals, please visit Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. or visit niagaraspca.org.

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