From start to finish, 2013 was a great year at the APA!
Through the Monsanto Grow St. Louis contest, we won new glass kennels for our dogs, giving the pups a less stressful and healthier environment while they await their new homes. During The Harry & Hanley Project, we celebrated our 90th anniversary in high style with amazing larger-than-life animal sculptures and a summer full of memorable, fun events. This fall, we began an exciting new chapter in humane education through a partnership with St. Louis Community College and other local animal welfare organizations. The year ended on a terrific note when we raised enough funds to receive a $100,000 matching gift for our 2014 lobby reconstruction!
We want to start out the new year with a huge ‘Thank you!’ to our community members, whose support allows us to reach these great achievements. You give us the resources we need to care for the pets in our shelter and work toward reducing the number of homeless animals in our area. Last year we saw nearly 1,700 adoptions at the APA, a wonderful number that lets us know how many caring, loving community members support our mission of bringing people and pets together. We look forward to another great year of exciting projects, great events, and, of course, heart-warming adoption stories.
Happy New Year from the pets and people of the APA!