GPA Houston July Quarterly Meeting Sunday, July 24, 2022
Board Members Present:
Meeting Commenced: 1:10 p.m.
Meeting called to order by Pat Freytag, President
Treasurer Report – Sherri Clark -Treasurer Report Financials for January 2022 to June 2022 reviewed.
Motions: 1st Mark, 2nd Julie, motion carried approved financials.
Minutes – Sherrie Kent Presented minutes for April 2022 Quarterly meeting
Mark motioned to accept minutes. Pat seconded. Minutes approved.
Dog Status – Pat Freytag Permanent fosters doing well in program.
Gummy(Zoe) had problems with her back legs and is now on Gabapentin and another medication.
Tucker and Emma are doing very well on the heart medication.
Gritty had dental and no more seizures.
Jolie had a dental.
Emma has a cardiac follow up pending. She may have improved some.
Tonopah made the move to the Hill Country.
Marlane asked how the member or public calls (if any) were being answered. Pat explained that all calls were being forwarded to her phone. Public calls are mostly spam, cats or other breed questions. Members seem to be mainly using the discussion FB board or email. No requests to return any grey or special needs. Discussion moved on to seeking items to include in the newsletters of the future. Suggestions: Heartworm and flea treatments- since several members’ dogs have had issues. Will keep it general, but reminder of possible dangers with some treatments. Seizures – Suggested getting input from Julie Fitzpatrick as she has extensive knowledge of seizure caused by Ivermectin in seizure dogs. And that some treatments do not have included. Idiopathic Vestibular disease- last covered in 2013 or 22014 (need to look up). Has happened a couple times recently, but usually can resolve in 24-48 hours with treatment.
Information Only: Reviewed the GPA National Minutes and financials so board was informed about national issues. Most discussion was around the cost of dogs from Ireland and how a member could try to work with national in the future. Maybe also touch bases with John Parker to write an article on FLIGHTS dogs.
Motion to adjourn meeting – 1:52 p.m. by Julie, Seconded by Mark. Adjourned by Pat.