Friday, July 31, 2009

New State-Wide Phone Directory for Spay/Neuter Services

An exciting new service is going to be available to Minnesota residents very soon. A Minnesota state-wide directory of spay/neuter services, this directory will be a valuable service for residents of Minnesota, as well as animal welfare advocates looking to promote spay/neuter services.

This service will be broken down into two primary categories: TNR programs for feral cats and Low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter services for companion pets.

Programs in these categories will then be broken down into different areas of the state, and different service types.

Even more importantly, this new directory will be able to accept toll-free calls from anywhere in the state, and to connect callers to the programs in their area that best fit their needs. Think of it as a centralized, "411" for spay/neuter services.

Currently, there are about a dozen programs around the state that are to be included. Your assistance is requested to help ensure that no program is left out. There is no cost for being listed.

To ensure a program is listed, simply send me an email titled "Spay/Neuter Directory"

In the body of the email, include the phone number used to accept calls from the public regarding spay/neuter services.

Include the name of the organization. Also include a general description of the program including relevant information, geographic area served and other relevant information as you deem appropriate for example, is there an income requirement and, if so, what is it. The information you provide will be used to help ensure that callers directed to your program are somewhat pre-screened for compatibility.

Please share this email with others in the Minnesota animal welfare community to help ensure the directory does not leave anyone out!

Mike Fry
Executive Director of Animal Ark

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bev Kauth's memorial service is Tuesday, July 7

Bev Kauth was dedicated to rescuing animals in Minnesota.

Beverly Ann Kauth of Richfield, MN, died suddenly Sat., June 27, 2009.

Preceded by father, Charles; brother, Bruce. Survived by mother, Jeanne; brother, Gary (René); nieces, Nicole & Pamela; loving extended family & many friends.

Her memorial service is Tues., July 7th at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4500 Clinton Ave S., Mpls. 55409, visitation at 11 AM, service at 12 Noon.

Memorials if desired to donor's choice or Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, 4112 83rd Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.

Link to her Minneapolis StarTribune obituary and guestbook.