Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Updates on the Hendricks County Animal Control Facility

So far, we've made baby steps toward improving Animal Control in Hendricks County.

The commissioners have agreed to vote on having an animal control advisory board that would act as a liaison between citizens with suggestions/complaints/praises and the commissioners. We hope that it will act as a checks and balances system for the animal control officers and prevent abuses from happening.

Also, a volunteer program is sort of in the works. It has not all been ironed out yet, but one of the board's responsibilities will be to design the volunteer program. That's also a step in the right direction, but things are moving so slowly.

These are both really positive changes, but I also cannot help but worry about the animals currently in the shelter at this moment. Maybe we can help animals in the future, but what about the ones in there right now? And I also am skeptical about the staying power of the future changes. Will these improvements be abolished once the commissioners think we've been appeased?

How are you supposed to eat an elephant? One bite at a time (not that I would eat an elephant ; 0)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Glad to be back!

Since moving into the new house, I haven't had internet until recently : ( so I've been on a blog hiatus since then, but now I'm back!

In this time span, we've moved in, gotten mostly settled, sub-leased our company's office, and adopted 3 fur children. I'll post pictures really soon!

My job is going really well-I've started quoting real cases, and it feels great. After two months of training, I'm finally producing something for the company, and the deadlines that I'm required to meet make my day go by much more quickly.

In other news, Aaron and I started seeking out some new volunteering opportunities. We attended a building event at the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control facility in which dog houses and feral cat structures were built. We had a great time! I found out, however, that I just wasn't meant to hold a hammer in my hands. My attempt to sink a nail in straight was very sad, but it was all for a good cause. I'll post pics of that soon too. Habitat for dogmanity put on the event (, and the doghouses went to FIDO (Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside-, and the feral cat structures went to Indy Feral ( They're all great organizations, and we were happy to help.