The Issue: High Cost of Medical Treatments
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center is a no-kill shelter that helps homeless animals in need of medical care. Because the organization focuses on medical treatments, its expenses are quite high—especially when compounded with the cost of food and shelter.
The Campaign: Providing Food and Shelter for Pets
If 60 people donate $10, then MaxFund Animal Adoption Center can provide 220 homeless cats and dogs with food and shelter for three days. Each additional $10 raised will provide five dogs and six cats with basic necessities for one day. With financial assistance for the animals' food and shelter, MaxFund can focus its efforts on medical care, such as ligament repair, cataract surgery, and treating canine influenza.
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MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
While running a veterinary practice in 1988, Dr. Bill Suro and his wife, Nanci, became aware of a problem: What happens to homeless animals in need of medical care? Because there was no publicly funded hospital to care for these animals, they were often sent to animal control to be euthanized. The Suros knew there had to be a better solution. Then one day, they got their answer. Dr. Suro was contacted about a homeless dog that had been hit by a car and had multiple injuries. The dog needed expensive orthopedic surgery but was facing euthanasia because of the cost. Dr. Suro's hospital claimed the dog, which his staff named Max, and raised more than enough money to cover his medical care. With leftover funds at their disposal, the Suros began helping other homeless animals in need, and MaxFund was born.
Since then, MaxFund Animal Adoption Center has saved the lives of more than 25,000 stray and injured cats and dogs. The no-kill shelter also spays or neuters homeless animals to prevent overpopulation and helps them find loving, permanent homes.