After ten successful years of fulfilling our goals and advocating to ensure beloved pets are “never homeless, never hungry and always loved,” the Board of Trustees has voted to wind down Companion Animal Advocates with a year-end dissolution. Several Board members are entering a different phase of their lives and we no longer have the personnel to shoulder the responsibility of day-to-day operations. These past few months have been transitional as we continue to meet our goals and give careful consideration to disbursing all remaining funds.
We are proud of the “paw” print we have left in Bergen and Passaic counties. During our existence CAA has:
- Delivered pet food to more than 467 pets each month through the Center for Food Action in Mahwah, Hackensack and Saddle Brook and the Social Service Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity. To date, 1,041,160 bowls of pet food have been delivered since 2008 helping people keep their beloved family members at home and not have to surrender them to shelters/rescues.
- Paid to spay and neuter 356 pets since CAA’s inception. With your help, we’ve made great strides to reduce pet overpopulation and to assist pet owners who can’t afford the surgery.
- Donated more than 159 sets of pet oxygen masks to first responders throughout Bergen and surrounding counties. This effort helps to keep all of our pets safe. Know
Mindful of the importance of our mission, the Board has made a restricted donation to the Center for Food Action and the Social Service Association of Ridgewood & Vicinity to enable them to continue the pet food program that has benefited so many of their clients over the years. We anticipate that the two agencies will take over the program beginning in September. We hope that you will consider transitioning your support to these vital agencies by earmarking your donation for pet food.
We are grateful for your steadfast support over the years and are very proud of all we have accomplished together.
The Board of Directors of Companion Animal Advocates
Patty, Christine, Janel, Patricia, Joe, Anne, Joyce, Karin, Carol and Barbara