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We’ve been working hard to help the abused and neglected youth in our community find safe, permanent homes. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

2019 Friend of CASA Award

The Friend of CASA Award was to have been presented in March during our 2020 Reverse Your Luck fundraising gala in Yankton. Because of the outbreak of Covid-19, that fundraiser was cancelled, and along with it we had to postpone the Friend of CASA Award announcement.

We kept waiting for a time when Southeast CASA was having “something special” so that we could incorporate this award presentation. The pandemic put a stop to any large events, so we used the Nov. 12th Open House at our new office location to make the Friend of CASA Award presentation to Janet Stark of ALC Event Design.

“Janet has graciously assisted Southeast CASA with each of its gala events since we began hosting them in 2015. Whenever we asked for her help, she was quick to say “Yes!” Because of Janet’s generosity, not only did our events look first-rate, but Southeast CASA was able to raise more funds to provide CASA advocacy for local children who had been abused or severely neglected. All of our current and past board members join the Southeast CASA staff and volunteers in thanking Janet for her invaluable support for the CASA kids,” Said Sherri Rodgers-Conti during the presentation of the award.

Office Relocation Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Southeast CASA has moved! Our offices are now at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton.

We celebrated our new office location with an Open House and ribbon cutting on Nov. 12, 2020. The Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and some of our board members and agency partners were on hand to see the new office and conduct the ribbon cutting. Thanks to those who attended!

L to R in photo above: Tyler Buckman, Daisey Kamback, Sherri Rodgers-Conti, Jesse Bailey, Kaye O'Neal, Emily Monier, and Sara Livingston.

Our New Yankton Office Location

Southeast CASA is now located at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton, just west of Mozak's Flooring at 15th and Broadway Ave.

 

2018 Friend of CASA Award

At the 2019 "Reverse Your Luck" fundraising gala, Tom Andera was recognized as the first "Friend of CASA" award recipient. Tom is the owner of Andera Bookkeeping and Tax Services in Yankton. He has been assisting Southeast CASA with its payroll processing since 2011. Because of Tom's invaluable assistance, Southeast CASA is able to help more abused and neglected children in our area. Thanks for all you do for the CASA kids, Tom!

  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major Sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
    Wintz & Ray Funeral Home

    Annual sponsor

  • Vishay
    Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

Five Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Mutt

Five Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Mutt

All dogs are wonderful, but December 2 is a day dedicated to the special mixed-breed pups of the world. Mutts make up the majority of domesticated dogs in the world and the vast majority of dogs in shelters. They can be amazing additions to any family and deserve to be adopted into loving homes.

If their adorable faces alone aren’t enough to convince you, here are five reasons why mutts are great dogs to adopt.

They’re adaptable.

Because mutts don’t have rigid purposes engrained in their DNA like purebreds, they can more easily adapt to a variety of environments and jobs. They can go with the flow of your lifestyle with more ease than purebreds, as long as you get them the exercise and excitement every dog needs.

They make wonderful service dogs.

Service dog training used to be limited to only purebreds, but it has since opened up to all dogs with the right intelligence and patience. Mutts have combinations of the best qualities of multiple breeds, so they bring unique talents and skills to their service.

They have fewer health problems than other dogs.

Purebreds are more prone to health issues because genetic disorders stay in their bloodline. Mutts have more diverse genes, which lowers their chances of developing the ailments common in their purebred ancestors.

Adopting a mutt is more affordable.

When you adopt from a shelter, you could pay a fee of up to $200 for  your dog. This is significantly cheaper than buying a dog from a breeder who may charge more than $1,000. Plus, shelter dogs typically are already spayed or neutered, which saves you on veterinary costs. 

You’ll be giving your new best friend an amazing life.

Every shelter mutt deserves caring owners, personalized attention and space to run around. No matter what dog you choose to adopt, you’ll be giving it a better life and your new companion will bring you so much joy in return.

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