As a nonprofit that focuses its effort exclusively on animals, it may seem beyond our scope to comment on racism in America. But our mission statement contains the phrase “respect and well-being” and we believe that this sentiment does not just apply to cats and dogs. As an organization, we have a responsibility to stand up for those who are hurting or in search of an equal opportunity to grow and thrive - including humans.
The killing of George Floyd and many others in the Black community has been a painful and necessary reminder that systemic racism causes our society to be anything but humane to people of color. The events of the past few weeks have created an urgency for change that has expanded across our country. We all need to do more, both as organizations and as individuals.
We recognize that actions speak louder than words. Cape Ann Animal Aid is actively examining how we can internally grow and sustain a more diverse, equitable and inclusive space at 4 Paws Lane for our staff, our volunteers, our supporters and the public. We are committed to continuing to listen, learn, and reflect upon what specific measures we can take to ensure we are an active part of that process tomorrow and every day thereafter.
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