Board Message

Shelter in Good Shape with Dedicated Staff, More Funding

by Sandra Skolnik, Vice-President

Our busy season is in full swing with wild patients -including babies of all kinds - coming in daily. And of course, our hard-working volunteers are busy helping with feedings, medications and are giving the best care possible.

We commend our capable animal care staff: Shawn Wilson, full-time animal care coordinator, and Becky Duerr, weekend animal care coordinator, who not only provide emergency treatment and care every day of the week, but patiently train and provide direction to our new clinic volunteers. We also thank Mark Walden, office manager, and Genna Barfoot, coordinator of volunteer programs, for their efforts in administration of the shelter and coordinating our volunteer programs.

We thank Michele Fournier, past board member, who worked very hard this year on recruiting, training and supervising our administrative staff; revising and improving our personnel policies and procedures; and coordinating our spring and fall appeals. We will miss her and appreciate the time and effort she so freely gave to WRI.

WRI's 2000 donation drawing will be held in the fall. Wildlife Rescue of Silicon Valley and Palo Alto Humane Society will be joining us again this year. Martha Kudlacik, who helped to raise more than $10,000 last year, is coordinating this year's drawing as well.

In all areas of WRI's operations, including animal care in the clinic and at home, fundraising, board service and planning, it is the dedication and hard work of our volunteers, staff and so many others involved, that make things work for us. It is also with the continuing support of you, our members and donors, that WRI is able to provide our services year after year.

We wish to thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support, which allows us to treat, rehabilitate and release more than 50 percent of the injured and orphaned wild animals that are brought to our shelter.

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