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2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

MISSION STATEMENT: To enhance, through pet visitation therapy, the quality of life of individuals in need who can benefit from the knowledge of the human-companion animal bond.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President ....................Holly Yaschuk Vice President ............Cathy Wilson Treasurer ....................Jackie Andal Secretary ....................Lee Sudrich Veterinary Director ....Dr. Wanda Vockeroth, DVM Jodi Flaig.....................Director Randy Senger .............Director Mary Vernon ..............Director Kirk Lubimov ..............Director STAFF Sandra Johnston .... Executive Director Joan Andersen ....... Volunteer Coordinator Madison Wilkins .... Office Assistant PT STATISTICS AS OF APRIL 2013 Board Members ................... 6 Total Active Volunteers ....... 385 Clinics ................................... 81 Visiting Volunteers ............... 282 Visiting Dogs ........................ 242 Visiting Cats.......................... 12 Visiting Guinea Pigs.............. 3 Charitable Registration # 10781 1879 RR0001

PALS OFFICE 3019 21st Street NE, Calgary, AB Phone 403-250-7257 Fax 403-250-9273 Email info@palspets.com

Website www.palspets.com

Pet Access League Society

FACILITIES VISITED: Carewest Facilities: Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre, Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Garrison Green, George Boyack Carewest, Glemore Park Carewest, Royal Park Carewest, Sarcee Carewest, Signal Pointe Carewest. Hospitals: Alberta Children’s Hospital, ACH Urgent Care, Foothills Hospital, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Rocky View General Hospital Extendicare Facilities: Cedar Villa Extendicare, Hillcrest Extendicare Intercare Facilities: Brentwood Care Centre, Chinook Care Centre, Millrise Care Centre, Southwood Care Centre. Other longterm care facilities: Bethany Care Centre, Bethany Harvest Hills, Beverly Centre, Beverly Centre Midnapore, Bow Crest Care Centre, Bow View Manor, Central Park/Mt Royal Care Centre, Scenic Acres Retirement Care Centre, Wentworth Court, Wentworth Residence, Whitehorn Village, Mayfair Care Centre, McKenzie Towne Care Centre, Father Lacombe Nursing Home, Glamorgan Care Centre, Edgemont Retirement Residence Other: Emily Follensbee School, Ronald McDonald House, Dr. Gordon Townsend School, CYOC Calgary Young Offenders Centre, Story PALS, Rotary Flames House Special Events and Visits: ARBI, Society for the treatment of Autism, Walden Heights Seniors, Peter Coyle Place, Abilities Society, Mustard Seed, Rocky Ridge Retirement Community, Newport Harbour Care Centre, Aspen Lodge and Spruce Lodge, Confederation Park Seniors, Summit, Brenda Strafford, Renfrew, Providence (Falconridge), Eau Claire Retirement Residence, Alzheimer Society, RT Alderman, MRU, Rocky Ridge Retirement Community, Garrison Green Carewest, Cerebral Palsy Association, Foundation Place, Windsor Park Seniors, Sir John Franklin School, PREP, ACH Mini Stampede Parade, Hull Stampede Breakfast, Light House, Art Market, Eaton Centre.

‘Pets Helping People’


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Stampede Breakfast and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Stampede Parade. We also received great PR this year with 2012-2013 has been a year of change for PALS. After 18 three media profiles – our very own Joan was quoted in the years, Sandra Johnston retired from PALS. We wish to Metro newspaper on the benefits of pet therapy, an audio thank Sandra for her years of dedication and wish her the clip on CBC radio and this fabulous clip on CBC news highlighting our Story PALS partnership with the Calgary Public very best. Library. With Sandra’s retirement, we commenced recruitment of a new Executive Director and we are extremely pleased to Our volunteers returned to the Art Market in November, announce the appointment of Diana Segboer. Diana brings our most recognizable PR event of the year – the artisans a wealth of experience from the non-profit world, having and patrons welcome us back each year! We were back at been the Executive Director of Inn from the Cold from 2004 the new CORE for Dogs and Cats in the Mall, we saw an through 2009. It was only after her arrival that Inn from the increase ticket sales and donations over the previous years. Cold really took off and became the amazing refuge for the PALS would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the homeless that it is today. While she was there, she took a Art Market, CORE, WestJet for the travel voucher, BFL Insmall three person staff to a 40-plus person office and also surance for the donation of the Ipad Mini and an anonyheaded up a major capital fundraising project that enabled mous volunteer for the hand-made quilt. We would also like to thank the volunteers and the pets who continue to the organization to buy its own (current) shine in their capacity as warm fuzzy building. She has also served as an Execsales people. utive Director with a local Wildlife Foundation and as a Program Director for Our The 2nd annual Pawsitively Portraits Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, a recreaevent in conjunction with Pawsitively tional facility whose mandate is to proNatural Dog Daycare & Training Acadevide a free outdoor recreational experimy and Riverwood Photography was a ence for children with life challenges. Chaser and Holly success, raising over $1300 for PALS. Diana is an animal lover extraordinaire Thank you to Eric Leung and Sean Phil(she does fostering for a local rescue organization and has lips, owners of these two businesses for supporting PALS her own in-house pets), and is an extremely strong advo- once again with this photo fundraiser. cate in the value of animal use for therapeutic purposes; hence a perfect fit for PALS and our programs. Please join We created an unique partnership with the Promise Book – us in welcoming Diana to the PALS family! The PALS board a local organization promoting the person and animal bond is excited about this time of re-energization and new lead- where a portion of sales of their books, note pads, post-it notes and other custom products goes back to PALS. ership.

President’s Message

Volunteers continue to be the most important and valued part of the organization. They unselfishly give the time and dedication needed to continue offering the unique and valuable service we provide to the community. Without the efforts of our volunteers, PALS would not be able to operWe saw sustainment in our programs and several new spe- ate and function, so the biggest thanks goes out to all of cial visits were added, some of note include a love-ly visit our outstanding volunteers!! on Valentine’s Day at the TELUS Spark Science Centre and a highly visible visit with the Children’s Enrichment Program On behalf of the directors of PALS, I would also like to exat the Alberta Children’s Hospital in April. It was unfortu- press my appreciation to the PALS staff - Sandra, Joan, nate to see our partnership conclude with the Calgary Po- Madison and now Diana for their unsurpassed dedication to our program. lice Service and their drug awareness program. Our Facebook page has seen growth in viewership – a big thank you to Danelle Wettstein for your efforts in keeping our page updated with PALS stories and her clever pet tidbits!

We continued to maintain a high profile in the community with participation in several public events including the Hull

Holly Yaschuk, PALS President


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2012 Budget

2012 Actual

2012 Variance

2013 Budget

Casino

63,000

68292.02

5292.02

0

Community Spirit Grant

13,000

9436.63

(3563.37)

0

0

0

0

5000

Fundraising

6,300

3431.68

(2868.32)

10000

Art Market

5,000

1835.60

(3164.40)

6800

11,000

22483.92

11483.92

25000

4,500

1717.27

(2782.73)

3000

12,500

7534.39

(4965.61)

10000

Memberships

3,500

4438.08

938.08

5000

Misc.

4,000

5898.45

1898.45

2000

225

0

(225)

0

123,025

125068.04

(2043.04)

66800

91,000

80404.42

10595.58

103706.89

0

0

0

0

14,750

15836.14

(1086.14)

15600

Office Supplies

900

879.14

20.86

1000

Printing

600

949.69

(349.69)

1100

2,000

1973.49

26.51

2040

Postage

850

1011.40

(161.40)

2000

Travel

600

500.17

99.83

600

1,900

1895.00

5

2000

600

385.99

214.01

700

4,500

4988.75

(488.75)

5000

Miscellaneous

200

916.71

(716.71)

1000

Training

100

185

(85)

100

Bank/PayPal Fees

650

647.64

2.36

650

Volunteer Recognition

500

70.78

429.22

500

3,500

2733.96

766.04

3000

120,650

113378.28

9271.72

138996.89

375

11689.76

(11314.76)

(72196.89)

Foundation Grant

Corporate Donations United Way Donor Choice Private Donations

Term Deposit Interest

TOTAL REVENUE

Salaries & Benefits Donations Rent

Telephone

Insurance Repairs & Maintenance Professional Fees

Volunteer Equipment

TOTAL EXPENSES

NET INCOME (DEFICIT)


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Story PALS ‘Monique, our host for Story PALS, commented on a grade three participant’s awe at being in the presence of a very attentive basset. It was obvious that she had never been near a dog before and her English skills were very limited. Her little sister was invited to join in the reading session and every now and then she would gather enough courage to reach out and stroke its head. The mom explained that they had never been near a dog before. The dog owner coached the reader through her first book and when she started the second book, she was holding it like a storyteller so Joey the dog could see the pictures. The smile on the young girl’s face as she left the CLLC was radiant.’

‘The principal came in and was amazed at how calm the children were, how much fun they had with the dogs, One boy in particular, who was sick the first time the dogs came in January and the second time had sat facing away from them in his seat, was rolling around on the floor with Abby while she licked his face and he laughed. It was a huge improvement that shocked our principal.’


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

PALS SUPPORTERS Norton Rose Husky Energy Paws N Effect Agility Telus Cares Imperial Oil Foundation TransCanada Pipeline Suncor Energy Cenovus Energy Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic Shell Community Service Fund Calgary Foundation United Way of Calgary & Area Donor Choice United Way Toronto Donor Choice Pawsitively Natural Day Care & Training Academy Riverwood Photography Matrix Real Estate Community Spirit Grant

INDIVIDUAL DONORS In an effort to ensure privacy of our donors, PALS no longer publishes a list of individual names. However we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who support the work we do in the community. We are eternally grateful for your continued support.


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

By the Numbers . . . since 1990 1625

dogs

EACH ANIMAL SHOWN REPRESENTS 25

125

cats 25

other

Facilities

Volunteers and members

Since 1990 PALS has had 1872 volunteers & members tirelessly supporting our fundraising and programing efforts

Since 1990 PALS have had 63 different facilities throughout Calgary where hundreds of dedicated volunteers along with their four legged pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and even a miniature horse have enhanced the quality of life of individuals through pet therapy.


PALS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Cagney is shown here visiting the new Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre with Prime Minister Harper, Constable Dan Allen from the Calgary Children At Risk Response Team, and Sheldon Kennedy during the centres opening on April 11, 2013.

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