In 2012, through the generosity of our donors we were able to expand our mission with the operation of the new facility on Mansell Road in Alpharetta. The building is complete and the capital campaign to fund the project is over the halfway point. In addition, the renovation of the Howell Mill campus makes for a more interactive adoption process with additional puppy suites and indoor meet-and-greet rooms. The pride we have for these facilities and the gratitude we feel toward those people that made it possible is simply too great for words.
As an adoption center, we have watched 7,895 animals walk out our doors with their forever families. As a veterinary clinic, we have performed over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries to ensure the health and safety of pets both now and in the future. As a leader in the animal welfare community we have accomplished several successful rescue missions, and offered fulfillment and education to hundreds of people through our community programs.
My first year as President has been filled with challenges and achievements, but whether it was a successful rescue, an adoption milestone, or a positive update from an adopter, the gratifying feeling of accomplishment was never hard to find.
Through all of our accomplishments, it is the commitment and dedication of the Atlanta Humane Society staff and volunteers that made all of our success possible. We would never be able to fulfill our mission without their efforts, and I am truly grateful for their hard work.
I look forward to the future with high hopes and expectations for another benchmark year. With the support of the community and all of our stakeholders, the possibilities for success are infinite. I hope you will join us in the celebration of our achievements and help us launch another great year at the Atlanta Humane Society.