The Issue: Pets Surrendered to Unknown Shelters
Pet owners are often forced to surrender beloved pets to unknown shelters due to financial constraints or a terminal illness. Once at these shelters, the rising cost of pet care could see these animals facing poor living conditions or even death by euthanasia.
The Campaign: Feeding Shelter Animals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by the Those Left Behind Foundation to feed shelter animals whose owners are unable to care for them due to financial problems or illness. For every $400 raised, the Those Left Behind Foundation can feed 10 shelter animals for one month.
Those Left Behind Foundation
Working with the belief that individuals should be able to keep their pet companions as they enter the last stages of their lives, the Those Left Behind Foundation serves as an alternative to placing beloved pets in unknown shelters. Instead, when pet owners enter hospice care or an assisted-living facility, the organization places their pets in well-screened foster homes, and takes them to visit their former caretakers until the end. The foundation also serves as a rescue organization for animals that have been abandoned or abused, and helps educate the community about the importance of caring for animals.
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