Sarge's holds annual meeting
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation held its annual meeting Friday, March 15, with more than 50 people in attendance at the Shelton House Barn, in Waynesville. The business meeting included electing new board members and approval of minor changes to the by-laws.
The two new board members were elected for one-year terms — Jed Lambert DDS, of Smoky Mountain Dentistry, and Carol Viau, Lifestyle editor of The Mountaineer.
The guest speaker was Kristen Limbert, the director of the ASPCA’s Animal Relocation Initiative, a program that helps facilitate the transfer of shelter animals from areas of oversupply, to areas where they are more likely to be adopted. She covered the many benefits of the relocation effort and talked about the computerization and flow of information on pets available for transport to the shelters in need of pets. Limbert, a new Waynesville resident, gave Sarge’s high marks for it’s involvement with the community and its diligent efforts working with the county shelter to rescue and place pets.
In addition, the crowd heard from Jessica Clifford, crowned "Miss Blue Ridge Valley's Outanding Teen," who has made Sarge's her platform. Clifford is a student at Tuscola High School, and is spreading the word about the work Sarge's does to save animals from euthanasia.
For information on adopting a pet, Sarge’s activities, or to volunteer or donate, call Sarge’s at 246-9050.