The Issue: Homeless Dogs are Routinely Euthanized
According to data from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately five–seven million companion animals enter shelters every year across the country, and 60 percent of the dogs in shelters are euthanized.
The Campaign: Build New Enclosures for Homeless Dogs
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Brother Wolf Animal Rescue can fund materials to build a new kennel at its shelter, which does not euthanize. A local contractor will volunteer $500 worth of labor as a matching donation to build the kennel. Each additional $1,000 raised will go toward building another kennel. As part of ongoing renovations, Brother Wolf is replacing chainlink dog kennels with colorful cement-block Canine Condos. The new enclosures will be easier to clean and afford the dogs more privacy, which will help reduce stress and prevent aggressive barking. However, the dogs will still have roommates in their enclosures to ensure they get steady supplies of companionship.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue houses approximately 100 dogs and cats every day at its 10,000-square-foot facility. The organization cares for the animals until they are adopted, and does not euthanize. In addition to maintaining the shelter, staff members work with families hoping to pick new companion animals and teach visiting groups of students and community members about responsible pet care. Volunteers take personal interest in the animals, and many of them take the dogs on walks or bring home litters of kittens to spend the night so that the animals have company. Brother Wolf also partners with local shelters and community members to rescue litters of puppies from being euthanized and transport them to adoption centers in the Northeast, where they are more likely to be adopted.