The Issue: Animals Being Euthanized Across the Country
Of the estimated six to eight million dogs and cats that enter shelters each year in the United States, about three to four million are euthanized, according to data from The Humane Society of the United States. This is often due to a lack of resources and space at the shelter. The ASPCA estimates that it costs $600 to $900 annually to provide food, medical care, supplies, and training for a rescued dog or cat while they await adoption into permanent homes.
The Campaign: Providing Medical Care for Rescued Cats
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by MeoowResQ to provide food and medical treatments for rescued cats awaiting adoption. For every $65 raised, MeoowResQ can provide spay or neuter treatments, vaccinations, and one week of food for one cat. Angela Little will match donations up to $260.
MeoowzResQ rescues cats and kittens and raises them in private foster homes until they can find forever families. The more than 200 cats available for adoption range from bottle-fed babies to senior citizens, many of whom have been abused, injured, or found abandoned in boxes on the sidewalk or as survivors of fire. Volunteer foster families provide litter, a warm bed, and food for the cats, and each feline receives full vaccinations, de-worming treatment, and a spay or neutering treatment. Many of the cats come from shelters with rampant disease and require veterinary care and medications. In 2012 alone, MeoowzResQ placed 1,485 cats and kittens in loving permanent homes.
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