Posted June 03, 2009
Joanne Adams is passionate about providing a loving environment for all pets. She lives this out through several community partnerships. For instance, Joanne sews catnip items and sells them in local retail stores, donating a percentage of profits to FIX ME, a program that provides spay and neuter services to low-income Maine families.
Joanne previously served as the vice president and operations manager for A Paw in the Door, a midcoast Maine cat rescue group. She represented this organization on the Give and Go committee, helping them raise $3,100 for A Paw in the Door during the annual sale in Dayton Arena. Joanne hopes to participate in the Give and Go sale again next year and raise funds for another pet-related organization.
She hopes her work with spay and neuter services—crucial for preventing pet overpopulation—will decrease the number of animals that end up in shelters.
“I am committed to the cause of preventing pet over- population…. Simply put, there are not enough homes for the domestic animals.”