The Issue: Animals 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. A significant portion of these animals are medically vulnerable and require veterinary services to save their lives. With proper medical care and vaccinations, they could be adopted into permanent homes.
The Campaign: Vaccinating Kittens and Puppies at a Shelter
If 50 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then Richmond SPCA can vaccinate 42 kittens and puppies to prepare them for adoption. Each additional $10 raised will go toward spaying or neutering procedures, supplies for foster families, and formula. In 2012, the Richmond SPCA cared for about 1,500 orphaned kittens and puppies, providing them with medical and foster care until they entered adoptive homes.