Evanston Animal Shelter Rescue Readers Session B

Evanston Animal Shelter Rescue Readers Session B
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Evanston Animal Shelter Rescue Readers Session B
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Judy Fiske put the entire RFP process on hold because she was concerned that Tree House wasn't there? Well Judy, why weren't they there? If, as you believe, they have such a strong interest in serving Evanston then why weren't they at the meeting? They didn't get an invitation? Did SAFE and the volunteers who were there last night get an invitation or did they show up because they care deeply about the future of the Evanston Animal Shelter? And if you are Tree House's advocate, as you seem to be, then why didn't you invite them? You are a member of both the Animal Control Board and the Human Services Committee so you must have know this item was on the agenda in advance. If you felt there were questions that needed to be addressed couldn't you have reached out to them and advised them it would be good for them to be there? And in another article about this meeting I read that you said you had to put the process on hold because "we are still wearing our fiscal responsibility hats." Really? How much does it cost the city to now engage staff to follow up on questions that you should have asked as part of the Animal Control Board, whose meetings you apparently couldn't be bothered to attend? How much does it cost the city to delay the issuance of a contract for another month? SAFE is ready and willing to start fund raising and they are just waiting for the green light. Now the City will continue to absorb those costs. Evanston Animal Shelter Rescue Readers Session A
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Photo provided by FlickrJorrel is looking for a forever home. Meet him at the Evanston Animal Shelter!
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The Evaston Animal Shelter is located on Oakton Street, just a few blocks east of McCormick Boulevard. C.A.R.E. is the Community Animal Rescue Effort, a not-for-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to the humane treatment of pets that works with the Evanston Animal Shelter to find homes for more than 400 pets every year. C.A.R.E. promotes humane treatment through public education and active involvement with unwanted and abandoned animals brought to the Evanston Animal Shelter. The organization has been serving the Evanston community since 1987 and is always looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the animals or give them temporary homes.Members of the council's Human Services Committee on Monday recommended that City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz negotiate the agreement with SAFE/Evanston Animal Shelter Association to operate the shelter at 2310 Oakton St.An Evanston City Council committee has recommended officials negotiate a two-year agreement with a onetime volunteer group to operate Evanston's animal shelter, moving the city closer to closure on the once volatile issue.Alisa Kaplan and Vicky Pasenko like to say they’re the Swiss Army knives of Evanston Animal Shelter. During their approximate 25 hours a week at the shelter, they may be found in their office bent over paperwork and answering phones. But they might also be found in the trenches doing the grunt work of animal care: cleaning soiled cages, walking stir-crazy dogs and feeding fast-growing kittens. Without formal titles, the two volunteers have managed the shelter ever since Community Animal Rescue Effort departed a year ago.Working with the Evanston Police Department since May of last year, SAFE has achieved a live release rate of 96 percent, not including animals who were returned to their owners; increased the adoption rate, achieving a historically-low in shelter animal count, despite slashing the euthanasia rate; and developed a base of more than 150 volunteers, the group said in its response to the city's proposal for a new operator.To members of the Evanston Animal Shelter Association (EASA) — the volunteer group which replaced the previous Community Area Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) with the goal of operating it as a "no-kill" shelter last year — that's a good thing.