Good question Snoopys Mom.
Friends of the Humane Society (FOTHS) was set up to raise money for rebuilding projects, which are urgently needed by SAGA. All funds raised by FOTHS will be allocated to SAGA for these purposes. SAGA is overwhelmed with work and cannot cope with any more than just keeping themselves ticking over. FOTHS can gain volunteers, who cannot cope with volunteering at a humane society and keep things rolling with lots of exciting and positive fund raising events.
I do not represent FOTHS or SAGA although I am a volunteer.
SAGA is trying to work with the Town Council and is collecting sick and abandoned animals. They urgently need volunteers to do this. It isn't a pretty job, but while everyone is saying how much they despise the poisoning, I'm not seeing a line of volunteers at SAGA to help. They need people who really care to bring golf carts, pick up obviously stray dogs and bring them to them for assessment. Those that are sick or unadoptable will be hunanely euthanased.
SAGA spays and neuters any animal brought and will do so for free. SAGA also spays and neuters the animals they rehome.
Please remember that the day to day operations of SAGA is gruelling for those who work there. It is a thankless task with lots of people telling them how they think they should be doing things, but not offering any practical assistance.
Every dog that a volunteer picks up will be one that can be saved from poisoning. Don't just drive by with your golf cart. It only takes a few minutes to drop the dog off at SAGA.
But if you can't do this, come to the Sunday Market tomorrow at 8am and spend money!
Edited by collyk (02/21/09 10:48 AM)