Remember Beckey Reiter, the woman Greg Fischer said was unqualified to be considered to operate Louisville Metro Animal Services?
Well, about that:
As I sit here tonight, the shelter closed, staff and volunteers have headed home, and I hear only silence. Fifty (50) adoptions!!!The hand full of dogs that remain are under a mandatory holding period but many have applications from families who are willing to wait for them. No puppies, no kittens, and only 7 cats remain.
It is difficult to put into words my gratitude to this community’s response to our goal of finding a home for every animal that passes through the shelter’s doors. What words are left but Thank You.
Our volunteers and staff ROCK! Our first customer was here over an hour before we opened. By opening time our lobby was packed. We stayed busy all day. You guys are troopers for the animals. We ran like a well oiled machine. And, when you finally got a chance tonight to sit down and rest, you were on the phone calling the families who adopted earlier in the day to make sure the animals were settling into their new homes.
This has been the most amazing day I have seen in my 24 years in this field and it’s because of YOU! You, the community who opened your hearts and homes to animals in need. You, every volunteer who gave your time, love and energy to these animals. You, our dedicated staff who always give your all. I thank you.
Beckey Reiter, Director
That’s what happens when you have someone who actually tries.
The Boone County Animal Shelter’s win is Louisville Metro Animal Services’ loss.