My time as CEO of GHHS has been a blip in its fifty year history. But, it will forever be part of my heart. Thank you to all of the board members, staff, volunteers, and supporters who have made my four years as CEO so memorable. It has been a privilege to serve this organization. I have learned so much about animals, animal rescue, and overpopulation. We have seen a huge increase in the number of adoptions that we are able to arrange. I know we will accomplish more than 750 adoptions this year. Just think how many animals now have been rehomed over the years and come to know the love of a new family all because GHHS has been here for 50 years!
One of my proudest achievements was the partnership with Damson Automotive Group for the donation of a transport van. Our transport program is doing well and providing needed dogs for adoption in other parts of the country where they do not have an overpopulation of animals like we do in the South. These dogs are being adopted much faster than if they had stayed in our shelter.
I have seen the tremendous volunteer effort that goes into the care of our animals, special events, King’s Kitchen, the Wellness Clinic, the Thrift Store and the Dog Ball. Thank you to all of the volunteers for their commitment to GHHS and its animals. You are making a difference in their lives.
My memories are filled with special people but so many special dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, and all the other unique animals that came through GHHS on their way to second chances.
Many things have changed in four years but the goal is the same to provide second chances for the animals that come into our shelter. Now it is my turn to head in a new direction and spend more time being “Jiji” to two adorable granddaughters. I’ll leave you with one quote…