The Issue: Overcrowding in Animal Shelters
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control takes in about 17,000 animals a year, according to a report from The Indy Channel. At least half of these animals end up being euthanized due to a lack of space and resources. Additionally, the shelter environment places many animals—particularly young ones such as kittens—at a high risk for disease.
The Campaign: Distributing Care Packages for Foster Kittens
If 60 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic can distribute 15 foster-kitten care packages to foster parents. Each additional $40 raised will fund another foster-kitten care package, which contains food, special milk, antibiotics, and a flea treatment to ensure that foster parents have adequate supplies to care for their kittens while they await adoption into permanent homes.
FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic was founded in 1999 to help reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the region through humane methods. It treats about 600 cats and dogs every week with spay or neuter and vaccination treatments. IndyFeral, a FACE program, works to reduce the feral-cat population in the region using a combination of trap-and-release and traditional sterilization services. The program treats incoming animals and marks them with ear tipping so that local shelters do not pick them up. Then, the organization's foster-care program helps ensure that kittens will not be subjected to the disease or dangerous conditions sometimes associated with shelters. Veterinarians vaccinate and treat incoming litters and place them in responsible foster homes where they can thrive while awaiting permanent adoption.
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