Over 5,000 animals will need our help this year. They can't live without you.
It’s been an absolutely amazing year in our ability to move our homeless animals out to our rescue partners and sister shelters. Last year we saved more than a thousand lives in our transfer program and this year we are well on our way to far exceeding that number! It’s hard for us to believe that there are shelters that can adopt out more animals than what they take in from their own areas, but sure enough, we have been sending dogs, cats and kittens to high volume adoption facilities from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.
The big challenge for us is caring for these animals until they are ready for transfer or until our partners have space. This may involve holding a dog in the shelter for several weeks or raising a litter of kittens from newborn to the point where they weigh two pounds. In spite of having many great foster homes that are able to help house the animals until they can be sent on their way, we are struggling for more fosters to keep up with the demand.
The other serious problem is the expense of caring for so many animals for such long periods of time, and for this, we desperately need your help. All of these animals need vaccines (multiple, in the case of the young ones), internal and external parasite treatment and very often, antibiotics. As pet lovers yourselves, you know how expensive vet care is and our drug bills are astronomical.
From the first six months of 2015 to the same period of this year, the transfer program has lowered the euthanasia rate by a whopping thirty-five percent and we are committed to dropping that number as low as it can possibly go. It is only through your generosity that we can afford to save so many pets from an early death. Your support is the only thing standing between life and death for thousands of animals, so please help in any way you can.