HYCC hosts Siobhan Magnus Tribute/Benefit for the New England Society for Abandoned Animals

Citizens are invited to sign a large banner that will be given to Ms. Magnus as a token of gratitude

Donations to the Cape Cod-based non-profit organization to be collected

   Say thank you to Siobhan and help animals in need at the same time! cctoday photo.

New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) of Cape Cod needs your help to decrease the numbers of abused and abandoned animals on the streets of Cape Cod, including portions of Southeastern Massachusetts.

NESAA, a 501c3 public charity and non-profit, offers hands-on rescue, rehabilitation, spay/neuter programs and education.

A tribute to Siobhan

Starting this weekend, Hyannis Youth and Community Center and NESAA are colloborating to offer fans of local American Idol contestant Siobhan Magnus the ability to come and sign a large banner with their own personal message to Cape Cod’s most recent pride and joy.

Visit CapeCodPets.com if you are interested in offering an animal in need a forever home. CapeCodPets.com is currently featuring a page dedicated to the cats of NESAA. Follow the links on the page for information about adopting, volunteering and donating. Follow CapeCodPets.com on Facebook here! Above photo: Smudge by Samantha Martens.

Item donations will be accepted for NESAA at the Hyannis Youth Center, in honor of Siobhan, a supporter of NESAA and their programs. Applications will be available along with contract information for those interested in volunteering with NESAA.

Those who commit to the required training and serve 40 or more hours at NESAA will receive prizes courtesy of generous local businesses.

NESAA’s Wish List (Items will be collected at the HYCC)

  • Tax Deductible Donations – funding is limited to private donations and grant awards. There is NO state, federal or local municipal financial support for NESAA’s programs.
  • Committed Volunteers - a critical component in NESAA’s ability to have the programs be successful. Individuals and organizations that provide committed hours of loving care, and outreach are in great need. Training and various shifts are available always. NESAA also has the need for “Special Skills” i.e.: grant writing, fundraising, administrative, website maintenance, veterinary medical care and guidance, just to name a few.
  • Canned wet food, we use HALO, but are grateful for all brands and flavors
  • Litter, we use Feline Pine and Cat Attract, but are grateful for all brands
  • Cleaning supplies, bleach, dish detergent, glass cleaner, paper towels
  • Bath-sized towels & pet toys

The NESAA mission

NESAA’s mission is to advocate, protect and rescue abandoned and abused animals using a proactive approach.

NESAA is committed to their many Live Saving Programs, increasing community awareness and creating progressive changes in animal welfare. NESAA works collaboratively with other rescue groups throughout Massachusetts with the strong belief that collaboration is the key to change in the world of animal welfare.

Current Live Saving Programs in place are Trap Neuter Return of Feral Cats, Spay/Neuter Programs which target economically-challenged individuals, finding forever homes for the animals we rescue, emergency medical funding, and assistance for individuals or families that are going homeless, to provide a safe option for their animals and education for all age groups.

Collaborative efforts also reach deeply into the human connection to animal welfare. Every animal we rescue is linked to a community member wanting help for that animal in need.

Volunteering with NESAA

NESAA has an active volunteer driven program in place that works with local established organizations that assist the physically and mentally disabled including Project Forward of Cape Cod Community College, LIFE (Living Independently Forever) and Community Support Associates & Community Systems, Inc.  NESAA provides a chance for people living with various levels of disability to achieve maximum levels of independence, self-fulfillment and happiness by having the opportunity to be a contributing member of their community.

NESAA and education

NESAA is also actively involved in the Student-to-Career program through Mashpee High School, which gives students the academic, technical and employability skills necessary to compete in higher education and high performance in a workplace. NESAA provides a location of internship for students with interest in animal-related careers. NESAA is also participating in the Becker College Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Preceptorship Program.

NESAA has a collaborative effort with Petsmart Charities, Inc. which has kindly and generously gifted space to NESAA in order to introduce our animals in need of forever homes.

About the Hyannis Youth and Community Center

The HYCC is a 105,000 sq. ft. full service community center that primarily services the youth of the Town of Barnstable which includes the school district’s athletic departments, after-school programs, hockey and figure skating competitive organizations and community groups, and the estimated 2,500 children of families who reside within a one-mile radius of the facility. The mission of the HYCC is to provide state-of-the-art accessible facilities for a variety of recreational programs and special events, competitive sports organizations, after school activities and opportunities for the community at large to foster educational excellence and physical growth across all generations.

“This collaboration to celebrate Barnstable resident Siobhan Magnus’ recent success is a perfect way to use the HYCC’s resources,” said Tom Lynch, Assistant Town Manager. “We hope that the community will offer their support to this local charitable organization that helps to shape youngsters and people of all abilities while taking on a cause that seeks to educate and proactively address the issue of animal welfare.”

Courtesy of the Town of Barnstable.

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