The Animal Rescue and Protection Society, Inc (TARPS) is now Webster’s House Animal Shelter.
The name Webster’s House Animal Shelter represents what we consider an important part of our mission. Special need, injured or chronically ill animals that might be euthanized at another shelter will be given a chance of life at Webster’s House. What began as the Webster Fund, a fund specifically for cats that need extra medical care or long term health care, became the genesis of the shelter’s name. It reflects back to the original reason for starting the shelter—a lone animal that was scheduled for euthanization that a group of concerned volunteers tried unsuccessfully to save. This laid the foundation of our shelter, which went on to save hundreds of other animals, which could have suffered the same fate.
Early in March a new volunteer board of directors took their seats to steer Webster’s House for the next few years. The newly elected president is Mary Findley, a Springfield resident and associate professor at Vermont Technical College. Filling out the board is Matt Morrill, vice president from Rockingham; Springfield resident Charlie Kramp is treasurer; Remington Fecteau from Charlestown, New Hampshire is secretary; and Lore Higgins from Milford, Connecticut and Betsy Perry from Grafton are directors.
SOME THINGS WON’T CHANGE
Happily our mission will remain the same. We will continue doing our best to help stray and abandoned animals find good and kind loving families. And best of all, Mary Donaldson will continue as our shelter manager.
The Webster’s House Animal Shelter is dedicated to effect positive change in the communities we serve, regarding the proper care and welfare of all animals, including those that are homeless, abandoned or rescued from abuse.
Our objectives are to:
Operate a no kill shelter
Rescue and care for stray and abandoned household pets
Promote the importance of spaying/neutering
Place animals with loving adoptive homes
Educate the public in the proper care and nutrition of animals
Improve the lives of feral cats through education and action, which includes rehabilitation and humane Trap, Neuter and Release programs
If you’d like to join us, either as a member or volunteer, a donor or sponsor, or an adopter. We’d love to have you.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be phasing out our facebook page soon. Visit (and like us) at www.facebook.com/webstershouse.
We ask your patience as we share pages with our TARPS website as we slowly change everything over to the Webster’s House.