To become an RCHS member, adopt or donate: Visit our website rchsks.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 1202 Manhattan, KS 66505 (785)776-8433 Public Meeting Second Monday of each month 7 pm First United Methodist Church Harris Activity Center Contributers Dr. Lisa Pohlman – President Dr. Kellie Lewis - Photography Theresa Yocum - Exotics Coordintor Elin Maki - Dog Coordinator Elle Gross - Cat Coordinator Jessica Reffner - Marketing Coordinator &Newsletter Design Dr. Susan Nelson Nomi Berger Laura Myers From the President Season’s Greetings! What a glorious time of year this is; everyone is always so happy! As many of our readers know, however, this time of year is especially difcult for the Riley County Humane Society. Since we are a foster-only organization, and many of our fosters travel during the holidays, we desperately need more caring individuals who are willing to help the animals by fostering, even if it is only on a short term basis. Moreover, this foster home shortage during the holidays means that we are signicantly less able to rescue pets in need. Sadly, therefore, the holiday season for some pets is far from happy, and often results in their unwarranted euthanasia simply because city shelters are full and the private rescue organizations, such as RCHS, that rescue adoptable animals from shelter euthanasia lists, are stretched to the maximum. If you want to contribute but are unable to foster, monetary donations to our general fund can help with temporary boarding while fosters are out of town, food, litter, medications, spay/neuter and the overall care of current and future animals in our program. Since we are an entirely volunteer organization all money goes to directly helping the animals. The RCHS has also launched a capital campaign. Funds donated to this will go toward helping us open a facility which will allow us to rescue and rehome many more animals in the future. Also, remember that seasonal celebrations can invite misadventure for our own beloved pets. In the hope of preventing these sometimes tragic and costly occurrences, in this issue we have included a practical article providing tips on how to keep your pets out the emergency clinic. For those of you who would like to spoil your furry friends with treats though, make sure you take a look at our delicious recipes. Best wishes to everyone for a delightful and safe holiday season! facebook.com/RCHSKS @RileyCountyHS @RileyCountyHS Dr. Lisa Pohlman DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP President, Riley County Humane Society Sincerely, Make a difference in the lives of pets in your community without doing anything out of the ordinary The more you walk, The more money you raise Download the app today!