If you read our newsletters you know we
are in the streets six nights a week, every week of the year.
As one who has been through the alleys night after night over
an extended time period, I know what happens to homeless and abandoned
animals. I've seen their suffering with my own eyes.
Still, I am apart from their pain. I have seen it but I haven't
lived it -- I have a place to sleep, I enjoy the luxury of sipping
cold beverages on a hot day, hot beverages on a cold day. I don't
know how it feels to be infested with round worms or coccidia
eating through my internal organs. Nevertheless, without ever
having endured what they endure, part of my job requires that
I convey to you a sense of the urgency in our street work to inspire
you and fuel your compassion into supporting our efforts.
Those of you who regularly donate to Alley Animals demonstrate
an excellence of character. Your donations tell us that, although
you have not lived the life of misery and hardship forced on homeless
animals, although you may never travel the alleys or see firsthand
the look in their eyes, you share your blessings with ones who
can neither thank you nor return your favor. This selfless giving
makes possible our continued trips into the streets on their behalf.
Please consider participating in our Spring Raffle. By doing
so you will be eligible for one of our modest prizes, but more
than this you will be providing us the means to go back to the
streets where life only gets harder for those who live another