Community Pet Caring Calendar Now Available at

Thanks to the unceasing efforts of Rick Hahn, a calendar showing all known events to benefit your pets are posted at Check here to find low-cost Spay/Neuter and microchipping events; meetings of local rescue and resource groups; and, other community affairs like the various APA-sponsored dog washes and the SNAP “Critter Christmas” on Sunday, December 11th (2016).

CfPP Events!

An exciting and recent update for the Coalition for Pets & People is the networking emphasis with mission to strongly support each other. This is possible through participation in member organizations’ activities, events, and fundraising work in making a difference for animals. Hence the focus on keeping our calendar current with announcements and news on the array of projects, work, and activities we’re engaged in that need community support. Join us and get involved!!

Another important update is CfPP presentation at monthly animal shelter board meetings on the support services and programs groups and individuals provide in efforts to reach our No Kill community goal. We appreciate the recognition of CfPP as a community voice for animals by the animal shelter board comprised of city and county officals. Share your news and projects with us. Tell us the work you do for the animals so it can be counted and others inspired in making a difference for animals!

Join us for some fun social time at High Desert Brewery (1201 Hadley Ave.) on Monday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. and at the many events listed on our calendar!

Jean Gilbert- secretary, Coalition for Pets & People

Change in the Chairship . . . What’s Next?

I have just received word from Kelly Barker that she is not going to be the incoming Chair for the Coalition 4 Pets and People.

That information was originally released in an interview with KRWG (

I do not have any information on who the incoming chair is, or whether Joanne Ferrary will continue in the post.

Hello, It’s a brand new world for the Coalition 4 Pets and People!

Kelly M. Barker, formerly of Roswell, is the incoming Chair for the Coalition 4 Pets and People and I, Dr. Kalish, for one, am very glad she is here. For the first time in the history of the Coalition, we will have active involvement in the web presence by one of the Coalition chairs!

This website doesn’t have much to read or look at yet but we are switching to a new tool for creating what you see. I was switching from HTML and related tools to the very popular WordPress. Kelly may use WordPress, or she may use something different. Whatever that turns out to be, the Coalition and Zero in 7 links will continue to take you to Coalition happenings.

High on the list of activities are the local and critically important Spay/Neuter programs. Hardest to reach are those who’s culture does not imagine animals as pets. Here where I live, and in other places in the County, we also have to be continually on the look-out for people who are breeding for dog-fighting and for abandoned and neglected animals.

The Coalition’s work is not over. There are just a few years left to go to reach the Zero healthy-pet deaths due to overpopulation.

I will be around, assisting in the transition, but I will also be working on some new ways of communicating, due in part to the very amazing tools brought to the world by Adobe. So stay tuned; some of them may even end up on this page.

I have had a lot of fun connecting with everyone, especially on the Facebook page. Tonight, the Facebook page was renamed to “Coalition 4 Pets and People.” This domain will remain as it was for several months until the URL subscription expires. At that time, the Board will have the opportunity to align the site URL with the Facebook page name. But you won’t need to worry about that; it will be handled electronically.

Dr. Kalish (Mia to most of you)First selfie with Anabel