Animal shelter director gives updates on facility progress
by BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
Jul 16, 2014 | 739 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The SPCA of Bradley County board of directors had to postpone their monthly meeting due to lack of a quorum, but that did not stop more than 15 volunteers from attending and ready to participate.

Animal shelter director Bobbi Anderson did prepare her monthly written report and the following are some of the highlights:

n A volunteer handbook has been completed which Anderson says will give all volunteers “a better understanding of what is expected of them and give those who can’t attend [workshops] personally an idea of how we do things at SPCA.”

n She reported the investigation into the puppy mill is ongoing and called it “a great learning experience.”

She said the Humane Society of the United States “continues to be a phone call away” and has made training available to the SPCA.

n The “Shelter Buddies” program has begun which trains volunteers on medications and medical records.

n The shelter is continuously undergoing improvements. A “sick room” has now been developed and is in the process of turning a room into a cat sanctuary. A tub is being installed and spickets are being put on both buildings. A washer to go with the dryer in the bid dog building is also being installed.

n A yard sale to benefit the SPCA is scheduled for Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Rainbow Riders arena.

n Anderson also praised the volunteers and supporters who have been active with supplying their time and labor as well as supplying the needs of the shelter.

“This has been an exciting journey,” Anderson reports. “Some ups. Some downs. I am excited to see us grow and learn and strive to expand in relationship and structure to better serve Bradley County.”