The Issue: High Euthanasia Rate for Cats in Shelters
As of June 2012, more than half of the 7,249 cats that entered the Wake County shelter system were euthanized, according to data from Wake County Animal Care, Control, and Adoption's June report. Cats are often taken to shelters because of behavioral issues, incompatibility, or landlord-tenant agreements—problems that could be prevented with screening procedures.
The Campaign: Reducing Adoption Fees for Cats
If this Grassroots campaign raises $520, then 2PawsUp can reduce adoption fees by $65 for eight cats at an adoption event. If it raises $1,625, 2PawsUp will reduce the adoption fees for all the cats in the program. After the second goal is met, each additional $65 raised will go toward reducing adoption fees for new cats as they enter the program.
2PawsUp normally charges $115 for adoption fees, which cover the costs of routine care including spaying or neutering, testing for FIV and FeLV, deworming treatments, vaccines, and flee prevention. Volunteers carefully screen applications, decreasing the chances of adopted cats being returned to shelters due to landlord or compatibility issues. The event will feature only cats for adoption; the funds from this campaign will reduce each cat-adoption fee to $50.
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A small group founded 2PawsUp in 2007 to help transport animals from the local shelter to potential adopters. After a few months of this service, 2PawsUp expanded into an adoption agency. Today, it rescues animals from high-kill shelters, provides medical care, and helps find them loving, permanent homes. It also spays or neuters animals to limit the growth of the stray-animal population.