To be quite honest, I don't get to the shelter much at all. I left out from home on February 8th and won't be home until sometime around mid-May.
I do however think that Katie is missing the point of the article.
What I hoped to accomplish was to call attention to the fact that the Portsmouth Humane Society exists and that we do have animals up for adoption and the cost is very reasonable
I didn't even know that the Portsmouth Humane Society was there until I stumbled across their old site.
I wanted to let the public know that they could visit our site, learn more about the issues and help us in any of the myrriad ways that are available to help and that there were resources that we had made available for animal lovers.
We've got a lot on our site to offer and I'm working on more
. More is GOOD
I've also bee twisting the arms of friends and business associates to get them to help the shelter, too.
I also make them the promise that "If you just give me what I'm asking for, I'll leave you alone!"
That tends to motivate them, although I'm sure I don't know why
My neighbor who does home improvements recently fixed the roof at cost
The guy who painted the interior of my house is going to paint the interior of the shelter and charge us nothing, all we have to buy is the paint and supplies and I have to build him a website for his painting business.
I think that's fair.
The issues that Katie brings up are not "Jimmy" problems.
"Jimmy" problems are those involving the website and scrounging for goods, services, supplies and information.
I can't get everything
I'm after, but I keep trying in the limited time I have available at home.
As I 've told you before Katie, the person you need to address your concerns to is the Director and she can discuss them with you-railing me
, as you did the LAST time we discussed this accomplished and will accomplish nothing.
Believe me, if there was a program, HTML code or JAVA appellet that I could imbed in the website that would make all these things happen, don't you think I would have already done it?
When they come out with an "alter-your-pet our your hard-drive dies" program, I promise that I'll slap my Gold Mastercard on the counter and upload it to our site THAT DAY
. After I finish drooling over it.
What those of us in the animal welfare community sometimes forget is, we can't
do everything by ourselves.
Some excel at fundraising, others excel at animal care and behavior, while some are at their best doing other things that support those on the "front lines".
My job is to promote the site, get people, funds and support into the shelter and lower the euthanaisia rate.
Everything else beyond that isn't my area of expertiese<sp>, neither is spelling.
I do what I can, as many of us but I don't have all
the answers, I can't change all the policies and I can't underwrite all the things that I'd like to see happen.
However since the Wife split, more funds and time has become available to me and the fat-man doesn't have to waste a day doing the Busch Gardens Death-March anymore.