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Agenda for MACSPRO Board Meeting
As of our last board meeting July 12, 2014, we had three dogs at Rivermist (Paris, Stella and Rex), with Sunshine and Chunk in foster.
We took in thirteen dogs (Bear, Jenny, Mini, Lady Blue, Judy, Jade, Taz, Chuy, Bingo, Elvis, Angie, Oreo and Ellie) and adopted out fourteen (Paris, Stella, Sunshine, Chunk, Bear, Jenny, Mini, Lady Blue, Judy, Jade, Taz, Chuy, Bingo and Elvis)
Rex went to foster on Dec 7 but is not house-trained and has been difficult to rehome.
Oreo was adopted on Saturday December 13.
Currently only Ellie is at Rivermist.
We are spending an average of $15 dollars per day per dog plus a “Vet Warranty” of $1.50 per day per dog (for dogs Rivermist considers “at risk for veterinary needs”) as well as any medications or special requests like bathing, walking etc. administered by Rivermist staff. For the month of November, we spent approximately $1,500 boarding and miscellaneous costs at Rivermist plus other veterinary fees.
Jeanne (with Lynn’s help) administers monthly Heartworm and Flea preventative as well as some other meds as necessary.
We still have China at Debendale in Reisterstown where she has been for two years. The kennel has changed ownership and we may have to take her in. She is good with kids, most people and some dogs.
Angie and Knine Rescue, Inc.
Angie our mixed breed, is being fostered by a Knine Rescue Inc. rep in Fort Meade MD. She had eight pups, two stillborn. (Amber, Jasper, Ruby, Jade, Rose and Onyx)
MACPRO has promised to do initial vetting and proposed the adopter pay spay/neuter and split the adoption fee, but to date, we have:
- Paid $232.40 in Boarding and vetting fees to North Star Veterinary in Parkton, NC.
- Transportation was arranged free by North Star. Lynn met the transport in the Baltimore area, brought Angie to Jeanne who then took Angie to Ft Meade for foster.
- Paid about $100 to Hickory Ridge Vet to look at Jasper. The Vet concluded by recommending Angie be kept away from the pups except around feeding time.
- We talked with Knine about their circumstances. They cannot afford kennel costs and foster only. So we propose letting Knine keep the pups and give them all future responsibility of the pups and Angie. We would need to do this in writing.
Knine Rescue also does not have enough physical help, but we can cross-post and we would get more exposure if we do adoption events together
MACSPRO’s current situation is that neither Jeanne nor Joyce can handle the dogs, leaving walking and handling mostly to Lynn, David and Arlene. Ben and Andrea have been able to help out, as well as Corrine and Jeremy on occasion and Carolyn and Keith Figgatt.