A message from our Co-Founder, Yolanda Morris!
We are planning to have another exciting year of helping animals through our life-saving programs of increasing adoptions of shelter animals, access to affordable spay and neuter services, and pet retention to help pets in need.
This new year brings a new Board President to Pawsitive Alliance, I would like to introduce our longtime and stellar volunteer and board member Mary Schumacher as our new Board President for 2019! With my board term ending, I am not going far; I will now be serving on Pawsitive Alliance’s Advisory Council, a group of dedicated professionals who bring unique skills to work on our mission. Also, I will continue participating on the Fundraising Committee and Board Recruitment Committee as well as growing our Project: Mission Pawsible program.
Since I helped start Pawsitive Alliance in 2005 part of my goal has always been to grow it to a point where it is bigger than us founders and we have accomplished that in spades. We have a great team in place: a solid board, strong Advisory Council, a fantastic Executive Director, and, last but not least, dedicated supporters like you who donate and volunteer. With this strong base, our programs have served thousands of pets in need through our innovative services which we have brought to all corners of our state. Since we formed, our focus has been to help the already homeless by increasing adoptions AND to prevent more pets from becoming homeless through spay and neuter as well as pet retention. With these programs, we have helped adopt over 7,500 homeless cats and dogs and we have formed and grown numerous spay and neuter programs which have provided thousands of spay and neuter surgeries in areas of Washington with high rates of homelessness and euthanasia.
I am so proud of what we have accomplished over the past 13 years and I’m excited about the future of the organization. We will continue to apply, and with your support to grow, our unique and targeted programs using our strengths in innovation and collaboration to help pets in need.
Thank you for participating in the success of our mission and I look forward to working with you to keep Pawsitive Alliance strong so we can continue to serve cats and dogs in need across Washington.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved in your community and to help animals please give us a shout! We are always looking for compassionate and passionate individuals to work with us as an event volunteer, committee member, and to serve on the board!
And now, a few words from Mary Schumacher, our incoming Board President!
I want to let you all know how excited and honored I am about stepping in to the Board President position for 2019. Pawsitive Alliance has been a long time passion of mine and I was excited to join the Board of Directors in 2018 after a number of years volunteering and supporting Pawsitive Alliance. Yolanda leaves big shoes to fill and we are lucky that she will continue to be a part of Pawsitive Alliance on our Advisory Council and continuing to work on the Project Mission Pawsible program in Yakima.
2019 is going to be a year of change as we continue to strategize on ways to grow our programs to help homeless cats and dogs throughout our State. We are planning fundraising events at Lagunitas Brewing in Seattle and Northwest Cellars in Kirkland and hope you will be able to join us. Stay tuned for further details which will be shared in upcoming newsletters and on social media. Thank you all for your continuing support of Pawsitive Alliance! Let's make 2019 the best year ever!