If you missed our email on August 26th, we wanted to share it here.
Saving lives requires our whole community working together, and I am grateful for the profound ways in which you continue to support the animals of Brother Wolf.
Let’s celebrate what we’ve accomplished together over the last six months!
- Over 900 animals adopted
- Over 2,200 animals spayed/neutered on our mobile clinic
- Over 500 community cats served through our programming
- Over 650 animals transported to adoptive homes up north
Every single one of these animals has found a happy life because of your commitment to helping them. Together, we’re building a kinder world for animals.
When I last shared our financial circumstances, Brother Wolf was facing a million dollar funding gap. I know that must have been alarming news, but it was important to me that you knew the truth and understood why we’d have to make some really hard decisions. We’ve worked tirelessly over the past six months to regain financial stability.
With budget implementation and oversight, we’ve streamlined and cut expenses to make sure that every dollar we spend directly aligns with our mission. We have a new, smart, and dedicated team working on our finances, which includes a Certified Public Accountant who now volunteers her time as a board member.
Our board of directors has also expanded to include two vice president business bankers, a human resources director, a local business owner, and an attorney. This strong board ensures that Brother Wolf stays accountable and intentional in every decision so we can continue saving lives for many years to come.
We were recently approached by a Brother Wolf supporter who has given us the opportunity to sell and leaseback our Adoption Center property for up to 20 years at below market rent. This development gives us the chance to pay down our debt and focus on our core mission with the financial resources we need to move forward. We’re currently updating our cat housing at our Adoption Center and will continue to work to improve the building for all of our animals. The sanctuary property in Leicester remains listed for sale.
We continue to work on building bridges, increasing donations that are crucial to our work, and growing and renewing our community relationships. We’ve been moved by the many donors who chose to return to Brother Wolf and to continue supporting the animals we both care so much about.
Thanks to our combined efforts, Brother Wolf has made tremendous progress over the past six months, but there is still a lot of work to do. We continue to need the support of our community at this critical time in our history. Brother Wolf’s lifesaving work is vital to the animals of Western North Carolina. We can not do this without you.