The Issue: Pet Overpopulation and Unnecessary Euthanasia
Five out of ten dogs and seven out of ten cats in shelters are euthanatized if no one adopts them, simply due to lack of resources, according to data from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Yet no-kill shelters such as the Austin Humane Society can help lower these statistics by rescuing adoptable animals from shelters and housing them for as long as it takes for them to find a permanent home.
The Campaign: Sheltering Homeless Animals
If 40 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Austin Humane Society can shelter 20 animals for one night. Each additional $20 raised will fund a night of care for an additional animal.
Austin Humane Society
As one of Austin’s largest pet shelters with a no-kill policy, the Austin Humane Society strives both to reduce pet overpopulation and to protect Austin's homeless cats and dogs. More than 1,000 active volunteers at the shelter work to eliminate unnecessary euthanasia through spay and neuter programs, pet adoption, an extensive foster program for vulnerable pets, and emergency animal-rescue operations. Between 3,000 and 4,000 pets are adopted from the shelter each year, and the shelter serves more than 10,000 animals annually. Its adoption counselors provide insight into each animal’s personality and history to ensure a good fit into their permanent homes.
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