The Issue: Cost of Care for Senior Animals
At Humane Society for Hamilton County, animals are not euthanized due to space restrictions, breed, special needs, or disabilities. The shelter doesn’t place a limit on how long an animal has to find a home, believing that, in time, all companion animals will find a loving family. The cost of care for each animal runs roughly $8 per day which includes food, vaccinations, microchipping, supplies, and basic costs to operate the facility. Recently, the center has been experiencing an increase in the number of senior animals surrendered into its care. These cats and dogs often require more expensive medical care and have a decreased chance of finding forever homes.
The Campaign: Providing Basic and Medical Care for Senior Animals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Humane Society for Hamilton County to care for surrendered senior animals. For every $10 raised, the Humane Society for Hamilton County can provide basic care for a senior dog or cat for one day. Every $20 raised can supplement medical care and special dietary needs for a senior dog or cat for one month. Donations will be matched up to $2,000 by an anonymous donor.
Humane Society for Hamilton County
Humane Society for Hamilton County aims to save the lives of cats and dogs through foster-care and adoption programs. The open-admission shelter accepts both strays and owner-surrendered animals regardless of breed, age, or medical needs, and it does not euthanize adoptable pets based on time or space limitations. Additionally, the organization raises awareness about animal rights and educates the community through animal-training and behavioral-support programs, low-cost spay and neuter services, pit-bull education, and other community resources.