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Michelle Franks

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Animal Humane New Mexico
August 12, 2011

I am so pleased to serve on the Board for Animal Humane|NM! This is an organization that is truly about making the world a better place for our furry friends. AH|NM offers wonderful, diverse programs meant to help current owners keep their pets, as well as programs established to facilitate adoptions of The Best Pet Ever!
I've had the pleasure of using the Behavior Hotline in an effort to curb some aggressive behaviors that my dog was exhibiting. The counselor that helped me was very friendly and knowledgable and respectful. Never once did I feel silly because I needed help. In fact, I felt better informed and more understanding of what my dog was experiencing, which helped me change my approach. It really was very helpful!
As I'd said above, AH|NM is very effective at facilitating adoptions. I had the pleasure of working the recent 24/7 event. The motto for this event was "We won't go home until they do!" Literally, for 3 complete days, AH|NM was open for adoptions. We had people arriving at all hours of the day, and found forever homes for 112 pets. It was an amazing event and so much fun to see so many happy families leave campus with such love and joy (from both the human members and the new furry members)!
I truly love this organization and am so grateful for what it does now and what it will do in the future. We, the Board, are in Long Range Planning sessions that will establish the direction of Animal Humane|NM for the next 10 or more years. For me, it's very satisfying to see animal care progress in such a positive direction.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving helped understanding and direction for addressing behaviour issues in my female. I have personally experienced the joy of educating a family on care of their newly adopted family member. I have had the pleasure of interacting with the Adoption Director and watched her work wonders to get dogs adopted. I have been thrilled to review the monthly statistics on adoptions and care and seen them exceed planned numbers. It's exciting and heartwarming.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve facilities. This organization works wonders with inefficient layout of buildings and lack of space. Just imagine what it could do if the campus layout were logical and effective and employees and volunteers actually had space perform their duties efficiently!

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am the Co-Chair for the Doggie Dash and Dawdle. I am on the Capital Planning Committee. I have worked a variety of events to fundraise for AH|NM.