The Issue: Many Shelters Euthanize Cats and Dogs
Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are euthanized because nobody adopts them, according to data from the ASPCA. No-kill rescues and adoption centers can help prevent this by safely housing cats and dogs and working diligently to find them permanent homes.
The Campaign: Funding Meals and Vaccinations for Pets
If 50 people donate $5 or $20 to this Grassroots campaign, then Save-A-Pet can provide one week of meals or initial vaccinations for rescued cats and dogs. Each $5 donated will fund one week of meals for one rescued cat or dog; each $20 raised will fund the first vaccinations for one cat or dog. When Save-A-Pet rescues cats and dogs, it covers the cost of transportation, medical exams, vaccinations, medications, and meals for each until the feline or canine resident finds a loving, permanent home. Every day, the adoption center cares for 200–300 dogs and cats.
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Save-A-Pet runs a purely no-kill, nondiscriminatory adoption center for dogs and cats of all breeds, ages, and health statuses, with the ultimate goal of finding permanent homes for each rescued animal. When the center receives homeless pets, the staff feeds them and provides intake exams, vaccinations, and medications. A steady supply of volunteers plays with the pets and ensures that they get enough outdoor exercise to maintain their health and mental well-being, backing this goal up inside by changing the cat litter and power-washing the 82 onsite kennels every day. Save-A-Pet also reaches out to adult and youth community members with education on animal welfare to reduce the number of homeless and euthanized pets. Through the organization’s efforts it has placed more than 40,000 dogs and cats into permanent homes.
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