Kootenai Pets for Life minutes for April 9th, 2018

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Faith Lee, Carol McAllister, Becky Monroe, Roxanne Parker and Edwina Smith

We miss you Tami!

The reading of the minutes from the March 12th meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for April totaled $6,010.33 in operating costs that included the payment of $5,000.00 for the Cat Trauma Room and $3,021.29 for vet bills including Dr. Conkel and Treasure Valley Vet Clinic, mileage and MWI Animal Health. Judy Hyslop made a motion to pay the April bills and Edwina Smith 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Correspondence

None

Shelter Report

Faith Lee is filling in for Tami White. Thanks Faith. Faith is using Lincoln County Transportation tokens to travel to the shelter. Two dogs are in the shelter; four in foster care. One cat is in foster care. Ace and Poncho were neutered and Grizz was returned.

After some discussion Carol McAllister made a motion to take Poncho to Missoula for a professional analysis (evaluation) Becky Monroe 2nd the motion the motion passed. KPFL will set up an appointment and see who wants to make the trip

Discussed trouble with bunnies; Julie Barcomb may be able to help

The horses who were taking a break in Libby have continued on with their journey

Dr. Disney is at the shelter May 8th

Cats go to Dr. Disney for check-ups. Check with Connie Holthaus about funds if cats are taken to another vet Connie Holthaus gave out raffle tickets for members to sell for the rummage sale. 1st prize is a food basket from Rosauers. Second prize is a $50.00 gift card from Homesteaders and third prize is a set of fused glass coasters created by Marge Sullivan

Old Business

A. Fund Raising Committee

Recycling: $0.00 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $6.00 April thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $0.00 April thanks Anita

Memorials: $0.00

Vintage Coll., & Treasures $0.00

Shelter Improvement $1,960.00 as of 4/24/18

Thrivent: Choice dollars $1,216.00 transferred into Kootenai Pets for Life’s checking account on 4/9/18

A consistent donor Layne Cranford gave KPFL $350.37 in folding dollars and lots o’ change 3/29/18

B. Addition to shelter for cats. A check was written for $5.000.00 to Bee’s Construction from Kootenai Pets for Life. We understand that other businesses have been contacted for supplies and labor. Bee’s will work with KPFL until the room is completed

C. Review adoption process – Becky Monroe Discussion on procedures and why the log book is important

New Business

Health Fair on April 21st Judy Hyslop will man the KPFL table

Family Day in the Park on Saturday May 19th

Dues; Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Anita Beasley, Carol McAllister, Marge Sullivan, Susan

Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Beth Murray, Pam Martens…

Eileen Carney made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd the motion. The motion was carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm. The next meeting will be on May 14th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life minutes for March 12th, 2018

The meeting was held at 5:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Connie Holthaus, Judy Hyslop, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Pam Martens, Carol McAllister, Beth Murray, Edwina Smith and Marge Sullivan

The activity of envelope stuffing for the Shelter Improvement letter 2018 began at 5:00 pm. The pizza was delivered by Simple Simon Pizza.

The reading of the minutes from the February 12th meeting began at 5:55 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for February totaled $1,266.17 in operating costs and $3,372.80 for vet bills and vet supplies. The bills have been paid.

The bills for March totaled $737.08 in operating costs so far this month and $1,962.60 in vet bills and meds.

Correspondence

None

Shelter Report

Tami White gave the shelter report. Animals in KPFL care at the end of February 2018 = 35, two dogs and 33 cats. Adoptions; 6 cats and 1 dog. Poncho's intake is kind of suspect. Judy will call Joann Rimstead to see if she wants to evaluate “Poncho”. Check up with Dr. Disney.

Old Business

Fund Raising Committee

Recycling $202.10 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $8.60 Feb.18 Thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $55.04 Feb & March Thanks Anita

Memorials: John Dahm $200.00 so far, will be in memorials on home page

Vintage Collectibles: $0.00 March

Thrivent: $387.00 2/17/18

Amazon.com : $57.87 2/12/18

Gun raffle: Transfer of gun needs to be studied. There is a possibility that it can be transferred directly from Burns to person that buys gun and in that way keep KPFL out of the transfer. Carol will check with Steve Lethrud to see how he handled it as he donated a gun a few years ago

Rummage Sale; to be held on April 20th and 21st 2018. People can drop of donations Friday morning, April 20.

Addition to shelter for cats. Total so far $3,841.04

Rescue horses; there has been interest in providing hay from horse lovers in Libby.

A lint trap kit was shown by Judy. She wants to try it out in the venting system. The price was under $20.00.

New Business:

Elections – Board members, Connie Holthaus ; secretary

Lynn Hagarty board member and Susan Bulyar board member

Board members are three year terms

Eileen Carney nomination Judy Hyslop 2nd Carol McAllister, close Judy H. Tami White nomination as Vice President/Shelter director by Carol McAllister 2nd by Connie Holthaus close Carol McAllister

Treasurer Judy Hyslop nominated by Carol McAllister. Marge Sullivan ceased the nomination

Secretary Connie Holthaus nominated Judy Hyslop 2nd , Carol McAllister ceased nominations.

Motion to accept the slate as nominated, all agreed.

Eileen Carney made a motion to adjourn and Carol McAllister 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm. The next meeting will be on Monday April 9th at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes February 12th, 2018

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Linda Andreasen, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Carol McAllister, Becky Monroe, Beth Murray, Edwina Smith & Marge Sullivan.

The reading of the minutes from the January 8th meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for January totaled $1,514.47 in operating costs and $4,340.93 for vet bills and supplies; Connie Holthaus made a motion to pay the January bills and Judy Hyslop 2nd the motion. The motion passed. The bills have been paid.

Correspondence:

None

Shelter Report:

Intakes and adoptions 3 dog adoptions so far, in February. Foster care; how long should it last? Two weeks advised Beth Murray and Becky Monroe. Animals in foster care are 1 dog and 4 cats. Dogs and cats in shelter

Volunteers; new Faith and Todd

Christ Lutheran Servant group may volunteer to wash walls and windows at the shelter. A Girl Scout group may also volunteer at the shelter on February 26th.

Spay and neuter update, every week in February.

Chipping Update in February six dogs and ten cats.

Fund Raising Committee

Recycling – $202.10 Kootenai Disposal 2/22/18

Banks – Libby, 0.00; Troy, $8.60 (February) Thanks Eileen

Memorials – Charla Bitney “Misha” adopted dog from KPFL 10+ years ago $400.00 memorial, 2/15/18

Brenda and Thomas Clark $100.00 memorial to John Dahm 2/27/18

J. R. Richardson $20.00 memorial to John Dahm, 2/18

Michael & Nancy Rooney $50.00 memorial to John Dahm 2/28/18

Linda & Dick Buti $30.00 memorial to John Dahm 2/27/18

Vintage Collectibles – $57.96 December

Thrivent - $387.00 2/7/18

AmazonSmile - $57.87 2/12/18

Shelter Improvement letter 2018; maybe a new computer; lights or a security camera

Rummage sale April 20th and 21st at the Ponderosa Room

KPFL will also have a raffle including a Rosauers dinner basket, a $50.00 gift card from Homesteaders donated by Burt Davis Connie’s brother in-law from Iowa and four fused glass drink coasters created by Marge Sullivan

Old Business:

Addition to shelter; Cat trauma room (CTR)

Receiving $ from Go Fund Me

Communities Foundation

Pay Pal

New Business:

Age of volunteers: high school age 15 with parent and 16 on their own or a youth group with an orientation volunteer.

Review by-laws; yes

Review mission; yes

List of board members ok’d

Clarification of how long cats need to be quarantined

Approval of intake room and cleaning procedures

Discussed new litter, price from ACE

Lynn Hagarty brought up fencing repair

KPFL may need a small dumpster for pellets from Kootenai Disposal

Elections March 12th, 2018

Board members to be elected in March 2018

Connie Holthaus

Bobby McCanse

Lynn Hagarty

Susan Bulyar

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Judy Hyslop 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm. The next meeting will be on March 12th, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

KPFL will stuff envelopes for shelter improvement and enjoy pizza.

The regular meeting is at 6:00 pm that will include elections.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: January 8th, 2018

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Venture Inn as the Flathead Valley Community College was not open for our meeting

Attending: Eileen Carney, Tami White, Connie Holthaus, Judy Hyslop, Linda Andreasen, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Beth Kumle, Bobby McCanse, Beth Murray, Becky Monroe, Edwina Smith, Marge Sullivan and Laura Tindall

The reading of the minutes from the November 13th 2017 meeting began at 6:05 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

Then food was ordered; what a treat.

The bills for December 2017 totaled $1,459.44 in operating costs and $2,339.31 for vet bills including The Bonners Ferry Vet Clinic and Treasure Valley Vet Clinic. The bills have been paid.

The bills for January 2018 have totaled so far the S1 account $620.00 taxes from Melissa Beck and S2.1acount $2,296.59 in vet bills.

Correspondence:

We read Dr. Disney’s letter about sick cats and the isolation for them.

Shelter Report:

Total adoptions in 2017 by type in December. Dogs 76 and cats 149. Intakes 20 animals (2 dogs and 18 cats). Dogs in the shelter 3 and one in foster care = 4 dogs in the system. Cats in the shelter 32 and 13 in foster care = 45 in the system

Mike Kroschel comes to the shelter at 3:00 and leaves by 4:00 due to his eyesight. Nell the dog came to the shelter on January 8th 2018 she is an older dog

Discussed what KPFL spends on cats

Goals for 2018; gather thoughts for the meeting in February

Protocol regarding neglect issues of adopted animals and foster animals

Fund Raising Committee:

Bobby McCanse learned of a fund raiser for KPFL from the former MAC now called Pure North athletic club. This will be discussed more in the coming months

New Business:

More discussion on using the radio to alert the public about the Cat Trauma Room and what it will be used for

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm. The next meeting will be on February 12th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: November 13th, 2017

The meetong was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending: Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Carol McAllister, Becky Monroe, Beth Murray, Roxanne Parker, Edwina Smith, Deb Starkweather and Marge Sullivan

The reading of the minutes from the October 9th, 2017 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for November totaled $2,738.20 in operating costs including The Philadelphia Ins. Co. $1,635.00 and $3,075.00 for vet bills. Judy Hyslop made a motion to pay the November bills and Susan Bulyar 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid and they were.

Correspondence:

Chamber of Commerce; KPFL has been nominated as one of the non-profits of the year; for 2018. The event will be on January 20th ,2018 at the Memorial Center. Eileen Carney; President and Tami White; Shelter Director will attend this event. It was wonderful to be nominated!

Shelter Report:

Tami White gave the shelter report. 138 animals have been micro chipped this year. 406 animals have been spay or neutered.

Fund Raising Committee

Recycling: $217.65 11/9/17 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $11.25 December; Thanks Eileen!

Banks: Libby $$60.61 November & December; Thanks Anita!

Memorials: Terrence McNerney in memory of Lynn Christenot $100.00 11/17

Vintage Collectibles: not yet

Thrivent: $62.00 10/17

Shelter Improvement Letter: $2,275.00; we will do a new request letter in March 2017.

Brews for Benefits- Sept. 18th, 2017 $238.00

AmazonSmile $54.81 deposited in checking account; 12/15/17

Community Foundation Grant; KPFL received $1,000.00 as requested.

Bow Wow Bash – report $8,891.00 cleared.

Sands Memorial Foundation: information was provided to Eileen Carney as she completes the application request. KPFL requested $5,000.00 as in previous years.

New Business

Policy and Committee – Outside medical care.

Committee for the local vet, Dr. Disney, DVM and instances for outside care. Check with Connie Holthaus about funds that could be used for outside care. Bobby McCanse works with Dr. Disney and cats as do Beth Murray and Becky Monroe. We discussed a radio announcement through Dwayne Williams at KLCB about the Cat Trauma Room and that maybe Becky Monroe could explain the reason for this new addition to the shelter. We also have members who work with dogs; Tami White, Lynn Hagarty and Edwina Smith. Financials will also be discussed about dogs and outside medical care.

Marge Sullivan discussed the home page is no longer available on Petfinder but that Petfinder will continue to list all the pets available for adoption and their information. She has moved the homepage to the server MontanaSky and bought the domain name kootenaipetsforlife.com She will pay for first year and we can re-evaluate after thant.

Business

Go Fund Me – Pay Pal $961.63 so far.

Letter and Rummage Sale $1,246.49 and $550.00 = $1,796.49;

Total $2,758.12.

KPFL received $1,000.00 from the Communities Foundation.

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Deb Starkweather 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 700pm.

There will be no meeting in December.

The next meeting will be on January 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Venture Inn in the Firelight Room; as the College is closed in January.

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