Kootenai Pets for Life
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Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes June 7,2021

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place Monday June 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Riverfront Park's Fred Brown Pavilion.


Attending were Faith Lee, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Becky Monroe, Bonnie Edmundson, Marge Sullivan, Beth Kumle, Linda Andreasen, Edwina Smith, Susan Bulyar, Eileen Carney, Todd, Debbie Frye, Amanda (new), Ekna (new)
 

Bonnie read the May 3, 2021 minutes.  The Rummage Sale total was questioned and explained.  The minutes were then approved as read.
Becky shared copies of the monthly Treasurers report.  We had a loss for the month of $4008.21.  Edwina questioned if our vaccine charge was sufficient.  Faith will investigate and report.

Jeff read the shelter report.  Adoptions 9; 4 cats, 5 dogs.  Intakes 4; 3 cats, 1 dog.  Returned to us 1 cat.  Fosters 23; 2 cats, 21 dogs.  Cats in shelter 25.  Dogs in shelter 5.  May s/n 22; 13 cats, 9 dogs.  Microchips 17.

 
Eileen reported on our fund raising.  Recycling $53.18, banks  $25.+ , Amazon $136.64, Botique Brielle $100., Facebook $495.  Jeff proposed we work a fireworks stand.  No cost to us.  Pet stress education letters to be handed out.

Motion to approve by Beth 1st, Bonnie 2nd.  Motion carried.


Old business:  we will continue to make appointments when possible.  It's agreed we need a space for the recycle cans.  Motion to build an enclosure by Bonnie 1st,  Beth 2nd.  Motion carried.  Jobs not done yet;  concrete under cyclone fencing and the damaged gates in the outside dog area.


New business: discussion on protocol for using Dr. Bert vs. Dr. Griffith.  Once a vet starts treating an animal most times the animal should continue to be seen by that vet.  Becky did a report on cat capacity based on volunteer hours.  KPFL is allowed only to take in owner turn in's.  County does not deal in cat issues/population.  Discussion on how to force county to step up by multiple letters/requests.Grants: Linda's friend offered to write up a grant app for Athletes for Animals.   We need funding for cement barriers below fencing.  Also a dog trainer for volunteers encouraging unity at shelter and possibly for  public classes to train new owners.  Motion to approve by Marge 1st, Edwina 2nd.  Motion carried. 
Yard work is needed around the shelter.  Mostly mowing.  Maybe hire someone this year and watch for riding mowers for next year. 
 

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:15 pm by Jeff 1st, Bonnie 2nd.
Minutes by Bonnie Edmundson
 

Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes May 3,2021

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place Monday May 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Flathead Community College.
 

Attending were Faith Lee, Bonnie Edmundson, Linda Andreasen, Bobbie McCanse, Susan Bulyar, Marge Sullivan and Tina Green.
 

Bonnie read the April 5, 2021 meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Faith reviewed the Treasurer's Report produced by Becky Monroe. KPFL had a net income of $1526.37 for April 2021. The rummage sale made $3326.26, recycling $39.00, Thrivent $70.00, Botique Brielle $203.00 and Facebook $185.00. The Bow Wow Bash is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2021 at the VFW.
 

Old business: we will continue to proceed as we have the last few months in regard to appts for animals as much as possible. The resizing of the board will be done when we can schedule a board meeting to ask for volunteers to step down. Linda read the shelter report. Adoptions 6; 5 cats, 1 dog. Intakes 5; 3 cats, 2 dogs. Returned to us 4; 2 cats, 2 dogs. Fosters 24; 1 cat, 23 dogs. Cats in shelter 25. Dogs in shelter 7. April spay/neuter 16; cats 10, dogs 6. Microchip 14. Linda reported Flathead spay/neuter will now charge for animals not showing up. It was decided to charge in advance for Flathead s/n.
 

New business: Jeff wants to make 12x12 concrete under cyclone fencing in dog runs. Cost is about $200. Motion to approve by Linda 1st and Marge 2nd. Motion carried. We have 4 solid doors that Becky would like to replace with windowed doors in cat areas. Linda will measure and search. Marley's new owner needs help with meds costs. She asks for 50% for 6 months. Motion to approve by Linda 1st, Bonnie 2nd. Motion carried. Eileen produced information about dogs from Montana shelters having Brucellis. Precautions will be taken. We have damaged gates in the outside dog areas. Jeff/Mark/Donn will fix. Faith says the air exchange in building needs to be fixed. Formula Fabrication can come May 10. Cost is about $100 hour with 1-2 hours possible. Motion to approve by Linda 1st and Bonnie 2nd. Motion carried.
 

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:05pm by Bonnie 1st and Marge 2nd. Motion carried.


Minutes by Bonnie Edmundson

 

Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes April 5,2021.

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place on Monday April 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Flathead Community College.

Attending were Faith Lee, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe, Linda Andreasen, Edwina Smith, Bobbi McCanse, Eileen Carney, Marge Sullivan,  and Tina Green.

Bonnie read the minutes from the March 1, 2021 meeting.  The minutes were approved as read.

Becky provided a complete Treasurer's report with a Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss and a Previous Year Comparison.  For the month of March KPFL had a negative income of $1770.47.   KPFL has been left 7%  in memorium of the  estate of Beverly Faria.

Jeff read the shelter report.  In March we had 21 adoptions: 9 cats, 12 dogs.   Intakes 25: 6 cats, 19 dogs.  Fosters 28: 3 cats, 25 dogs. Cats in shelter 24.     Dogs in shelter 5.  Spay/neuter 33: 17cats, 16 dogs.  Microchips 23 animals.  Linda took 7 cats to Flathead Valley for spay/neuter.

Eileen reported we received a refund from the county for spay/neuter for $870.00.   The request for donations letter received $2605.00 so far.  Recycling has provided $77.28.   We should still receive about $200. from the local recycle within 3 months.  Libby banks $75.00.  Troy banks $53.45.  Memorials $200.00.  Amazon $180.00.  Boutique Brielle $165.00.  Facebook $340.00.   Linda reported our Rummage Sale will be April 16-17th.  We need to get a copy of the list of donation places from Anita.

Old business:  it's been decided that appointments only work best for all.  Please advise volunteer of appointments.  Becky talked to Kootenai Valley about doing our taxes.  They want $800-1000. to do them.  It's reported that Laura Tindall says she'll do them.  Becky wants more info about Laura's offer.  Faith has concerns about Laura's offer.  Eileen will talk to Laura and get more info.

New business:  discussion on cut-off dates for KPFL cats abortions.   An ultrasound machine would help in determination.  It's been decided to let a cat go to term if suspected pregnant.  Another option for discovery are pregnancy strips at about $33. each.  We will move forward with trying strips if needed.     Jeff reports Browning conditions are horrid.  Should we move forward with supporting her or not?   We've decided to move forward and try to get kennels to set up at her place by KPFL volunteers.  Also to educate her on basics to start.  We will re-assess next month.

Regarding monetary donations;  please record date, name, mailing address, amount, reason i.e. memorial.    Jeff presented to reduce the number of board members from 11 to 9 meaning 2 people must step down.  Motion made by Linda to approve, Becky 2nd.  Motion carried.   Jeff will send an email to board members asking if any will step down.  Edwina offered to step down.

Precious' heater will be repaired/replaced.  All heaters need to be cleaned.  The dog yards need to be de-wormed.  Then procedure to limit worm exposure to existing dogs from new intakes.  Quarrantine time for dogs was discussed.  Faith will talk to Dr.'s.

Becky stated she thinks our cat capacity is about 24-25.  Discussion ensued about procedure for trapped cats brought to us.  Becky would like guidelines for trapped cats to make it safer for volunteers.  Trapped cats to be released into large outside feral area Becky will make ready.

Motion to dismiss at 6:35 pm by Bonnie 1st and Becky 2nd.

Minutes by Bonnie Edmundson

 Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes March 1,2021.

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place Monday March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Flathead Community College.

Attending were Faith Lee, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe via telephone, Linda Andreasen, Eileen Carney, Edwina Smith and Susan Bulyar.

The minutes from the February 1, 2021 meeting were read by Bonnie Edmundson.  Eileen asked to have corrected the collection amount from Troy Banks corrected to say $41.00.  The minutes were then approved.

Jeff had printed the Treasurer's report showing profit and loss for all to look over.  The month of February had a negative income of $346.45 overall.

Jeff gave the shelter report.  In February there were 4 adoptions: 1 cat, 3 dogs.  Intakes 8: 6 cats, 2 dogs.  Fosters 24: 8 cats, 16 dogs.  Cats in shelter 21.  Dogs in shelter 3.  Spays 16: 14 cats, 2 dogs.  Neuters 18:  13 cats, 5 dogs.    Linda took 12 cats to Flathead Valley for spay/neuter.

Eileen reported collecting $24. from the Troy Banks, $126 from Trivent, $180.80 from Amazon,  and $100. from Facebook.   Eileen inquired about finding someone to take cans to Kalispell for recycling.  Libby pays $.07 lb and Kalispell pays $.28 lb.  Eileen will pick up cans and bring to KPFL.  A calendar will be posted with who/when is able to transport.  This will be discussed again in April to see if it's sufficient.    Linda inquired about when the Rummage Sale should be scheduled.  She will investigate the Ponderosa Room availability.  If possible she'll schedule for April 10th or 17th for the Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon.  She will let everyone know so we can advertise.

Jeff announced that there is a Pennies for Paws drive for KPFL at his childrens elementary school.  It runs March 1-5th.

Old business:  the current routine regarding Covid 19 will continue.  This will be discussed again in April to re-assess.   Jeff and Faith reported that our current internet/phone provider Verizon is inadequate.  Zipley is being investigated.  Also Montana Sky but they do no provide phone service.   Motion made by Linda to approve to change providers,  Edwina second.

Jeff contacted Butte about the overabundance of cats they possibly have.  They reported they are fine and will keep KPFL contact in case of need.

Faith's mom cannot do our taxes.  Research has begun into finding someone.  Becky has an appointment with a Troy accountant.  Edwina says Laura Tindall has offered to do them.  Faith has contacted a third.

New business:  Jeff called Jim Hammond and is trying to rectify the tree situation.  He will continue to push for answers.  We are not allowed to touch trees until city grants us permission.

Motion to adjourn by Bonnie 1st and Linda 2nd.  Meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm.

Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes February 1,2021.

Kootenai Pets for Life Meeting - February 1, 2020
The Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting was called to order by President Faith
Lee on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm at Flathead Community College
Attending were Faith Lee, Becky Monroe, Jeff Sharp, Susan Bulyar, Edwina Smith,
Bobbi McCanse, Eileen Carney, Linda Andreasen and Marge Sullivan.
The minutes from the January meeting were read by Bobbi McCanse. The
minutes were approved as read.
Becky gave the Treasurer's report. Our expenses have been up partially due to
medical expenses for Marley who has been diagnosed with a severe fungal
disease. Donations have been down.
Jeff gave the shelter report. In January we had 13 adoptions - 8 cats/kittens and 5
dogs. We took in 3 cats and one dog. One dog was returned to us. We have 6
cats and 15 dogs in foster. Most of the fosters will change to adoptions as soon as
the spay/neuter has been accomplished. At the end of January we had 18 cats
and 4 dogs in the Shelter. There were 28 animals either spayed or neutered in
January.
Eileen reported on Fund Raising. Money collected from Troy Banks was $14 and
$15.48 from the Libby Banks. We received $100 from Boutique Brielle.

Discussion of kennel procedures for Covid concluded that KPFL. will continue
with our current procedure for appointments, walk-ins and crew. This subject will
be revisited every 30 days.
The new momma cat/kitten room has progressed as expected. Jeff reported a
PVC cat tower that can easily be cleaned will be built for the new room.
Faith is looking for a volunteer that would be willing to call all the people that
have signed IOU’s when having spay/neuter or other business with the Shelter to
see if they are able to make a payment on money owed.

Faith reported her Mother will be unable to do the tax report for KPFL. She will try
to find someone to do this and report at next meeting.
Jeff and Faith will check on the phone and Internet connection at the Shelter as it
is poor.
Jeff will check on status of Butte cats - a case of hoarding cats has been brought to
the publics attention with the Butte facility handling spay and neuter and looking
for homes.
Pat Richards has taken Sparky, a medically challenged dog that requires insulin. He
has asked for help with medical costs as he only takes medically challenged pets
and expenses run high. Eileen made a motion to help Richards, seconded by
Becky. Voted and passed.
Linda made a motion to adjourn at 5:50 p.m, seconded by Marge. Meeting
adjourned.
Minutes submitted by Marge Sullivan for Bonnie Edmondson, Secretary

Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes January 4,2021.

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place Monday January 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm at 33866 U.S. Hwy 2 W in the Montana Gallery.

Attending were Faith Lee, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe via phone, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Susan Bulyar, Beth Kumle, Eileen Carney, Linda Andreason and  Marge Sullivan.

The minutes from the December 8, 2020 meeting were read.  Motion to acccept as read by Beth 1st and Bonnie 2nd.  Motion carried.

Becky gave the Treasurer's report.  We received the San's Grant for $3000.  It's unknown why it is $2000. less this year.   For December KPFL's net income was $526.15.

Jeff gave the shelter report.  In December there were 12 adoptions: 8 cats, 4 dogs.  Intakes 6:  3 cats, 3 dogs.  Fosters 29:  10 cats, 19 dogs.  Cats in shelter; 20.  Dogs in shelter; 5.  Spay/neuter 32:  23 cats, 7 dogs?  Microchip 3: 2 cats, 1 dog.

Eileen reported on Fund Raising.  We received a check from recycling for $227.00, andfrom Troy Banks we received $15.50.  Marge was unable to get to Botique Brielle.  Becky says we received a memorial donation of $50. to be used toward spay/neuter.  Jeff will be in charge of getting memorial info to Mark for website reporting and thank you.   We also received $27.50 for jars.

Discussion on what purpose our February fund raising should ask for brought up our need for  tooth cleaning equipment, a mobile ultra sound machine and cat room doors with windows.  Eileen will move forward with the letters.

Review of the new Governors mandate brought up kennel  procedure for Covid.  It was decided that KPFL will continue with our current procedure for appointments, walk-ins and crew.  This subject will be revisited every 30 days.

The new momma cat/kitten room is scheduled for Jan. 15/16.  Volunteers are available.  A vote was taken regarding 1 or 2 windows.  Motion by Beth for 2 windows, Bonnie 2nd.  Motion carried.

New business:  Becky is asking for a vote on going forward with using Faith's mom for KPFL taxes for 2020.  She would be donating her services with a CPA overseeing her.  Jeff motioned 1st to use Faith's mom and Beth 2nd.  Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn made by Bonnie 1st and Marge second.  Meeting adjourned at 5:36.

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