As the summer comes to its unofficial end and we begin to long for the days of sweater weather, fall walks with our pups, and cozy Netflix nights, we here at Bideawee are in full planning mode for our next fiscal year which begins on October 1.
But first, a look back. 2018-19 was an incredibly successful year for us! We found homes for more than 1900 animals, opened our first summer adoption center pop-up on Main Street in Westhampton, held our most successful gala to date, and underwent a redesign with a bright new logo, tagline, and a renewed commitment to our mission to be greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them.
This past year we saved more senior pets, performed more life-saving surgeries and we got 20 animals who had been with us more than 300 days adopted! It’s been busy! Our team here is working day and night to have a positive impact on the lives of homeless pets and because of YOU, because of your support, your generosity, and your dedication to our mission of saving lives, we have been able to do that.
But there is so much more to do. And we know that. As we budget and plan for the coming fiscal year, we look to increase our goal of animals rescued and adopted and we hope to increase our impact locally as well as nationally, knowing there are still issues that need addressing both in New York and in other parts of the country. But we can’t do it alone.
I’m asking all of you to stay tuned to Bideawee’s website, make sure you are signed up for our email, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Instagram and Facebook. We are going to have a MAJOR announcement coming your way the first week of October and we want you to be one of the very first to hear the news. I can’t tell you yet what this news is, but I can tell you that Bideawee is poised to take the lead in ensuring that important issues that affect animals in our area are addressed. Over the next year, we are going to be working even harder to save lives in the coming months and years ahead and we want you by our side! Stay tuned….