On 12/29/2007 Mike Fry said: Thanks, Ellen
Ellen, thank you for your kind words. I really am excited about the things lining up for 2008. In addition to other Animal Wise Radio growth planned throughout the year, we have a new adoption center that will be opening in Hastings, and plans for a new, state-of-the-art adoption center in St. Paul.
The timeline for the St. Paul adoption center will depend on how fund-raising goes for that project.
We are also getting ready to install new flooring in the dog kennels at the shelter, while continuing to make other improvements as well.
On top of that, we have plans to expand programs like Pet Fix, Feral Friends and will continue to grow the Homes For All Pets initiative.
The appeal of McDuffee's Conditional Use Permit for his puppy mill will also be heard in '08. We expect to announce other news on the puppy mill front this year, too. And, naturally, there are the efforts to pass some viable puppy mill legislation.
For many reasons, much of the national animal welfare community will be watching and encouraging what happens in Minnesota. We are really happy and excited to be involved in the huge change that is taking place.