On this date a letter with a misleading heading:
The letter was to “foster an open dialogue.” It does seem a curious way to “foster open dialogue” or invite trust with a return label “From Move to Act” when it is created by (and coming from) The Humane Society of Indianapolis officials. This is from leadership to whom we can entrust millions of animal welfare dollars, and the management, care and disposition of 13000 animals/year?
The date for the annual open/public Humane Society board meeting at which time new board members and officers are to be announced is May 19th. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! MtA does not yet know the details. Please feel free to contact the Humane Society at firstname.lastname@example.org for a specific time and location.
Results are in regarding the “Down to the Bone Campaign” Petition drive to restore the Humane Society of Indianapolis!
“The current HSI board has demonstrated fiscal irresponsibility, does not reflect the character of the animal welfare people of the community and does not represent the best interest of the animals it is entrusted to serve.”…is:
Two thousand four hundred twenty eight
…as of this mailing.
and signatures are still coming in!
There was great dialogue and education generated in obtaining these signatures. The signature captains did an extraordinary job and our hats are off to the passion that drove this effort. Great job everyone!
The people of Indianapolis are saying to the HSI officials, loud and clear:
“It is time to step down and let the capable and willing community volunteer leaders - who have conscious and purposeful experience at responsible stewardship of animals (and the money donated for their well-being) - assist the Humane Society out of its suicidal, (and what IBJ identifies as a…).
The impact on the city, the other animal welfare agencies and most importantly the animals is at stake.
New mtA supporters:
Also, “Welcome” and “Thank you” to new “organization” supporters:
Special thanks to Robin Herman, of Rivergrafx for her patient contribution of web site expertise. This is in addition to her tireless mission work on behalf of the ainimals at the Home for Friendless Animals http://www.friendlessanimals.com/contact/
Robin shares with us...
"Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us."