We are sponsoring $10 cat adoptions during February at the Animal Adoption Center. Come fall in love with your new purr baby.
New Director for the Adoption Center
We are pleased to be working with the new Director of the Animal Adoption Center, Karen Gilham. Karen is a 1997 graduate of Snead State Community College with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She worked at the Animal Hospital in Oneonta for 17 years under the direction of Dr. Joe Hastings, Dr. Charles Paton and Dr. Jason Coe.
Karen then accepted a position at the University of Alabama, Birmingham as an animal health technician. She is thankful that the Adoption Center Director position became available in September and feels blessed to be back home working with companion animals and the people of Blount County.
Karen is excited about developing a well kitten program, improving the rescue program and increasing the number of volunteers . She says, “Kossie Buckelew spends hours working with cats every Wednesday and we are forunate to have her.” Kossie has been volunteering at the shelter since its inception.
Memorial Tribute to Homer E. Wilson
Homer Wilson departed this life on April 30, 2015 from a long illness. Homer was a past President and long-time member of Blount County Animal Shelter.
He will be missed by family, friends, and members of BCASI. We send a special thanks from all our furry friends he helped to save. Bless you Homer.
Homer posthumously received the Caring Heart Award given in recognition of Be Kind to Animals week in May. He gave many years of service to animal welfare in Blount County.
STOP--Stop the Over Population program
A litter of puppies or kittens that are surrendered to the county animal control facility stand a greater than 60% chance of never leaving alive. In an effort to stop these litters from entering the county facility, BCASI has formed a coalition under our Stop the Over Population (STOP) program.