March 2019 E-News

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Indiana Animal Welfare Conference – April 5th & 6th

Animal Welfare Conference

The agenda is set for this two-day conference. This is your opportunity to learn about exciting new programs that save lives and money. You’ll also meet the speakers, and from there, you’ll be able to follow up with additional questions as you refine or launch similar programs.

Agenda items range from Community Cats to Dogs on Chains to Compassion Fatigue. Need more volunteers? We’ll discuss that, too!

Tickets are just $40 and include a snack on Friday and a continental breakfast, lunch and snack on Saturday.  We’ll also have some surprises throughout the day!

To enhance networking opportunities, we’re hosting a casual event Friday evening at The Tavern. Tickets are just $15 and include dinner. Space for this event is limited, so get your tickets now!

Our Keynote Speaker is Andrew Campbell

Andrew is researching the link between domestic violence and animal abuse in Indiana. This is important information as we move forward to strengthen state laws to ensure animal abusers are properly prosecuted and sentenced. Andrew’s research has also revealed the lack of Animal Control Officers in many areas of the state. When communities eliminate Animal Control, they are not only failing animals – people are also impacted. When animals are abused, adults and children in the home are at significant risk. No Animal Control may mean forfeiting CRITICAL opportunities to detect/prevent violence in the home.

HALO (Hoosier Animal Law Officers) will also discuss their new organization, designed to create standards for Animal Control Officers and provide training opportunities. The conference is full of great speakers and information!

Billboard Includes the Pet Friendly Plate!

Warm Paws BillboardThe Warm Paws Cool Claws Project (Richmond) provides dog and cat houses, straw, cat litter, pet food and crates to people in need so they can better care for their animals. The organization helps anyone in need, but focuses on the the elderly, shut ins, veterans or anyone with special needs.

When the organization created a billboard, they reached out to SNSI, asking to include the  artwork in their design! Of course, we were thrilled to be included!

If you’d like to include our artwork in your promotions, please contact us!

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Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? If so, there’s no need to pay sales tax when ordering from Amazon. Simply download the tax-exempt paperwork, and save those hard-earned dollars for the cats and dogs in your care!

Woman and dog

Indy MEGA Adoption Event

Mark your calendars for the MEGA Adoption Event on June 22 and 23! For two days, the public is invited to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where rescue groups will bring over 1,000 fantastic dogs and cats of all breeds, ages and sizes for you to meet.

If you fall in love, you’ll adopt through the rescue group that brought your new friend. Adoption fees are just $30. All animals are already fixed and microchipped, AND you’ll take your new family member home with you that day.

Are you a rescue group that would like to bring your animals? Learn more and contact the organizers for detailed info!

Indy Mega Adoption Event


Joyce CrowellCelebrating the Life of Joyce Crowell

SNSI lost a big part of our heart and history with the passing of our organization’s co-founder, Joyce Crowell. Joyce and Winnie Flowers started SNSI in 1977, and Joyce stayed in touch over the years. She attended events as her health allowed and enjoyed watching her “baby” grow into a statewide organization, which has served more than 150,000 four-legged clients.

We are so very grateful to Joyce and Winnie for being pioneers in animal welfare. Learn more about Joyce and her amazing life.

Thanks to our friends who donated to SNSI in honor of Joyce: Steven & Anita Osborn, Xandra Hamilton, Jean Ditzenberger, Judy Harvey