The Issue: Families Unable to Maintain Pet Care
Pet supply stores and veterinarians can be rare commodities for families in underserved neighborhoods. When these families lose their jobs or contract serious medical conditions, caring for their pets can become an overwhelming burden, forcing them to make the impossible decision of whether or not they can keep their companion animals.
The Campaign: Providing Pet Supplies for Low-Income Families
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Kane’s Krusade to help keep dogs and their families together through difficult times. For every $50 raised, Kane’s Krusade can provide a Canine Assistance, Resources and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kit for one dog. Each C.A.R.E. Kit includes a leash, collar, harness, name tag, food, and vaccinations. By providing this extra help, Kane's Krusade helps prevent families from having to surrender their pets to shelters.
Wags, an elderly pit bull, lives in a motel with his family, who recently lost their house. Tori, a nine-year-old boxer, is a source of comfort for her human companion, John, who lives on a meager fixed income. And Moose the Great Dane helps lift the spirits of his human companion, whose debilitating emphysema prevents him from working. All of these dogs were on the verge of being stripped from their families due to financial difficulties. That's when Kane's Krusade stepped in.
Kane's Krusade distributes Canine Assistance, Resources and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) Kits to families in the Springfield area to help them feed and house their companion animals through difficult times. By doing so, they help reduce the amount of dogs who end up surrendered to shelters. The organization also educates the public about misunderstood dogs who are given a negative label due to their breed or appearance.