June 25, 2017
Chris Hunt opened the meeting, some financials were discussed as far as adoption fees coming in and donations. Brenda S. mentioned she is now signed up for online banking.
Theresa V. listed the adoptions that have been completed and several that are pending as well as discussed who has upcoming vet care.
A large part of the meeting was spent discussing potential surrender fees due to having such a high volume of owner turn ins with most of them needing full vetting and a few being special needs cases with extensive vet costs. Discussion took place on the need to charge a fee and if so what should that amount be. It was agreed upon to start charging a surrender fee but no set amount was stated and there will be more investigation into vet costs versus adoption fees and how much loss takes place.
Adoption fees will also be increased by $10 and for simplicity males and females will cost the same.
Theresa V. requested that no adoption contracts be mailed to her as there is a chance of getting lost in the mail and that is our only proof of adoption and receipt of payment.
If fosters have a pending adoption please private message Chris Hunt and she will change their status on petfinder and post it on our public facebook page. The same goes for when an animals adoption is complete.
We then ended the meeting with a discussion on some upcoming fundraising ideas. We decided to hold off on doing a large event until next year and just do several smaller ones until then.
There was also mention of the upcoming pet parade that will take place August 10th.
Our next meeting date was not set yet as Theresa is going to research some alternate meeting spots.