Giving and Gifting Back

What do you think of, when considering the word "gift"? Perhaps a shiny, wrapped box with a neatly tied bow on top? Merriam-Webster defines the word gift as "something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation". Not a very shiny definition, but you can't argue with Webster. In a non-profit organization, such as the SPCA Albrecht Center, a gift can be many things, and the word "gift" is often applied to any transaction coming from a person or business to our organization. Donations, adoption fees, registration fees, event tickets, veterinary services, retail purchases, sponsorships - all gifts. Gifts to the SPCA Albrecht Center and ultimately, gifts to the animals

Thanks for Giving!

Writer William Arthur Ward said "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." So as we approach Thanksgiving this week, here is a small, clickable gift of appreciation to the people who make everything we do at the SPCA Albrecht Center possible. To our President & CEO, Barbara Nelson, and our amazing administration team: Shelter Manager, Sybil Altman, Operations Manager, Michelle Floyd, Training & Enrichment Director, Ann Kinney, our new Community Outreach Director, Claire Roberson, and our Medical Director, Dr. Rick Williams - your dedication to this organization is amazing and I am honored to be part of your team. Thanks to our Volunteer Coordinato

Family Dogs in Training

Our animal shelter, like many others, runs like a faucet with the drain open. We process adoptions and return lost pets to owners every day, but then there are newcomers that immediately fill the open spaces. As the animals come and go, they all need food, medicine, water and many need immediate veterinary care. In a no-kill shelter, like the SPCA Albrecht Center, where animals may be with us for an extended amount of time, it is not enough to give them life; they must also have a life worth living and every opportunity for success in a permanent home. One often overlooked necessity in dogs particularly, is training. The majority of dog owners cite “behavioral reasons” when relinquishing or

DemoCATS & RePUPlicans

The 2016 presidential campaign season has proven, perhaps more than ever, just how different American points of view can be, and how passionately, sometimes detrimentally, we stand for and against the people representing those views. The differences among republicans and democrats, conservatives and liberals, can be numerous and include much more than red, blue, right and left. The differences also extend outside of the political scene, even into the animal world. No, I'm not talking about elephants and donkeys, I'm talking about our very own companion animals: cats and dogs. You may be surprised, or not, to learn that studies have shown Democrats to more likely be cat people, and Republican


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