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Winter 2017

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Our Mission:

The APA Adoption Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.

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Thank you for making 2016 another record-breaking year at the APA!

2016 by the numbers:

Adoptions = 2,684

Lost pets reunited with families = 216

Animals transferred to the APA for a 2nd chance = 1,477

Fix-A-Bull surgeries = 234

Pets benefiting from our Foster Care Program = 684

Senior citizens visited = 13,110

Letter from the Director

Dear friends,

With a New Year upon us, we often spend time reflecting on the past year and look forward to the many exciting possibilities ahead of us in the coming year. It is a time of hope and new opportunity. This is certainly true at the APA.

2016 was a busy and exciting year at the APA! On a personal level, being appointed as President and Executive Director of the APA Adoption Center was one of the major highlights. Since joining this amazing team, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know many dedicated volunteers, generous donors and beloved friends. I would like to personally thank everyone for the warm welcome I have received. The notes, emails and phone calls, as well as the stories and history that you have shared, have been so appreciated.

As an organization, I couldn’t be more proud of all that was accomplished. Throughout the course of the year, the APA helped over 2,600 animals find new, loving homes and helped reunite over 200 lost pets with their owners. Thousands more pets received care in our affordable Wellness Clinic. As a result of the newly launched Fix-A-Bull program, 234 pets received free spaying/neutering services, as well as vaccinations and microchipping. The APA PetReach program provided 22 St. Louis area senior communities with monthly animal visits and hundreds of youth had the opportunity to learn about animal safety and properly caring for animals through our Humane Education programs. This is outstanding!

We are already off to a great start in 2017 and anticipate much continued success. The animals in our care are full of hope and can’t wait to find a loving family to call their own. The talented and dedicated staff, with the support of volunteers and community donors, will work hard to make this happen. We are working on the launch of a new educational program that will significantly impact youth in our community (stay tuned!), and we will not only help animals throughout the St. Louis region, but also those in more rural communities throughout our state as a result of our transfer program. I can’t wait to provide updates on how all of this progresses.

Whether you adopt a pet from the APA, volunteer your time to care for our animals, refer friends to us or support us with a donation, THANK YOU! We are able to do this very important work of helping animals because of you. I am grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Sarah Javier
President and Executive Director