Adoption Stats & Volunteer Hours
Volunteer Shout Outs
Shout out your fellow volunteers that go above and beyond expectations by submitting the following form.
Shout outs will be featured in next month's Newsletter!
Debbie has been volunteering at POA doing a variety of tasks, most recently as Clean and Feed Team Leader. Debbie is always willing to help in any way, from volunteering for the many fundraising events, placement team and most recently coming with me on a trip to Hartford to pick up a mom cat and kittens. Debbie is an outstanding person and goes above and beyond in everything she does. POA is lucky to have Debbie in our organization.
Nominated by Martha Murray
My appreciation goes out to Mary Kelly who takes the time out of her busy schedule to help me with the cat intake every other Saturday night and also helps name many of the cats. Mary also is a team leader for the cat socialization team and part of the amazing bio team. I also in admiration of the bio team, which I know has many members and their creative writing skills. Many times it is the bio that brings the adopters to POA. Thank you Mary and also the bio team.
Nominated by Martha Murray
Adoption Success Stories
Kirby finds his forever home
After almost one year living at the East Hampton shelter, Kirby finds his forever home!
Kirby was a stray that was never claimed. He was extremely overweight and could barely get out of his own way. We put him on a strict diet and started a new exercise regimen. It took several months, but we helped Kirby to lose over 20lbs and get acclimated to walking 1 mile every day!
After many months, we discovered that Kirky has Cushing’s Disease. This diagnosis made the likelihood for adoption low given the expense required to maintain a Cushingoid dog.
And then came Geoff! Geoff had just lost his best friend Roman a few days before. A few years ago, Geoff moved back home to take care of his father when he was dying of cancer. Roman was his father’s dog. Geoff and Roman formed a special bond and Geoff took care of him until it was time to say goodbye.
Geoff never imagined that he would find a dog so quickly after losing Roman. Kirby has some similar personality quirks and traits to Roman and they look a great deal alike. Geoff thought Kirby seemed like a perfect match and wanted to help give him his second chance!
Geoff plans to spend as much time as possible at home with Kirby. He has a fenced yard and a great neighborhood for walking. Once he is settled, Kirby will have his own bedroom with a full-size bed, or he can sleep with Geoff (Geoff’s mom even bought Kirby his own new sheet set). Geoff will also be planting green beans in his yard because he knows it is Kirby’s favorite snack.
Congratulations to Kirby and Geoff!
Betty White Challenge - The Final Numbers Are In!
February 28, 2022
$21,629 raised! Thank you to everyone who took the #bettywhitechallenge to honor the incredible Betty White.
Shelter Practice & CEU
Cat Pawsitive Webinar 6; Fear Free Cat Handling
Helen St. Pierre's Workshop on Canine Learning Theory & Ethology
Meet The Board
I currently work in both the investor relations advisory and digital marketing space, where I enjoy finding new methods to maximize efficiency on every level across businesses and organizations.
I've worked on some very cool projects over the years. One involved a leading role in a Buick commercial, which I concepted and starred in myself.
Also, fun fact - my grandparents live across the street from Matthew Perry’s grandparents… so I can say I’ve swum in Matthew Perry’s family’s pool.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, and hiking with my rescue dogs. I also like boating, and consider time spent on the water as my “second home.”
I initially joined POA as a volunteer back in 2011 on the dog team. I officially joined as a board member in November of 2021.
I lead many of the technical operations/behind the scenes at POA, including the website!
Their commitment to the animals, animal welfare, and their wonderful volunteers.