From September 1 to 30, our goal is to raise $30,000, which is roughly the amount it takes to provide care for all our shelter animals for 30 days.
It can cost between $200 and $300—or even more—to take care of an animal during its length of stay with us. That’s because once an animal is in our adoption program, we commit to finding that animal a permanent home, no matter how long it takes. The animal gets routine medical care and vaccinations, as well as any critical care it may need. All of this really adds up!
And if that weren’t enough, right now we have several capital improvements that must be taken care of:
- We need to landscape our north lot where we replaced our west septic system last fall.
- We need tires for our animal control vehicle.
- We need to remove several aging trees.
- Our water pressure tank must be replaced.
Between all these must-do projects and taking care of the animals, our expenses have nearly doubled in the short term. That’s where you come in.
Please help us by raising money during the $30,000 in 30 Days Challenge.
Our FirstGiving page makes it easy for you raise funds by using your social networks. Please check it out, and help us by involving your friends and family in your passion for helping animals. With FirstGiving, you can create your own personal page and tell everyone why you are passionate about helping our shelter animals and ask them to support you in reaching the goal you set for yourself. (Plus, you may also donate directly.)
We know…$30,000 sounds like a lot of money, right? (And it is!) But think about it. What if 500 people donated $60? Or 1,000 people donated $30? Or 3,000 people donated just $10? We know that if you help us reach more people… engage more people in our mission… we can reach $30,000 together!
As we always say, we can’t do all we do for the animals without you.