With the Coronavirus outbreak, everyone’s day-to-day lives have been turned upside down. Everyone in our community is now facing a daily unknown. Our shelter and the animals that need us are being directly affected by many unprecedented situations, and we need your support now more than ever. We have always, and will continue to serve our community, but we need your help. Our shelter is still open, but we are worried about the future, just as everyone is.
All fundraising events that are vital for financial support have been cancelled or postponed to unknown dates.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get food for our animals from our supplier. If this continues, we are looking at running out of food for our shelter animals.
We are seeing a decrease in adopters visiting our shelter.
We have a decrease in volunteer and foster participation.
Our clinic is suffering from not being able to order much-needed supplies.
History has shown us that in times like this, we will see an increase in animals brought to us, for many reasons. Families may not be able to afford their pets, as more people become unemployed. Pet owners may become sick and not able to care for their beloved animals or other situations that we will never know the reason why.
We still have animals brought to us every day that are in desperate need of our care and shelter. We hope to keep our doors open when we are needed the most. We will continue to save the lives of the dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, and not let them be forgotten in these uncertain times. The reality is, this can only happen with your support.
Our first priority has always been safety of people and animals through a high standard of sanitation programs. In addition to CDC guidelines and multiple stringent protocols derived from many animal welfare authorities, we are ensuring we capture the best of both worlds to keep staff, volunteers and guests as safe as possible and to continue business continuity.
Please remember, when you adopt or foster, you are saving not just one life, but two. You save the one you are caring for and make space available for another animal in need. Our life-saving work depends on adopters, fosters, volunteers and donors. Help us make sure the defenseless animals that need us now, more than ever, are not forgotten.