Technology, we all rely heavily on it to help manage our busy lives, and our rescue is no different. Each of us has experienced a time when technology let us down and that’s exactly what happened during our registration process for the June spay/neuter clinic. Somehow our registration system, which had one job to do, failed to turn off access when the spots at our clinic were filled. Instead of the typical 15-18 appointments, we had almost 40 registrations! There was NO way we could physically accommodate that many surgeries in one day, but we didn’t want to let anyone down. So, with the help of the admin staff at the Animal Humane Society we were able to reschedule some of the appointments to a different date, and we still covered the costs of the surgeries for those who could reschedule.
But we still had 24 dogs to see at the June clinic, which was really going to stress the AHS veterinary team. We are lucky to have a great relationship with the AHS – from the admin team to the veterinarians, they all worked so hard to make sure every dog got the time and attention and quality care they deserved. Our volunteer team really stepped up too, helping with every aspect of care and recovery for the dogs at the clinic. The team finished for the day and sent the last dog home at close to 4:00pm, more than three hours later than usual, making it an incredibly long day. But it was all worth it to look back at the work we did as a team and the additional impact we were able to make on this one, crazy-busy day.
Our Fix Your Pit program could not be as successful as it has been this year without support from the Animal Humane Society’s Veterinarian and admin teams and without the financial backing from donors like you during Give to the Max Day. Thank you for being apart of this team!