The People With Compassion for Pets Giving Circle is considering two organizations for it’s March donation. Members donate $25/month which gets pooled into one large group donation, and in March, we will donate over $600!
Isn’t it amazing what a small group of people doing something small, but doing it consistently can do?
Members of the giving circle nominated two organizations which will now be vetted by the donations committee. If you join by March 28th, you can help us decide! Below is a preview of the organizations we will be considering:
Companion Animal Advocates discovered that people were surrendering their pets to the animal shelters because they couldn’t afford to feed them. Believing that keeping pets out of already crowded animal shelters and in their homes was the best course of action, they created a program to provide free pet food and kitty litter to low income people in Bergen County, New Jersey. Since 2008, they have provided 268,720 bowls of food. In addition, they have a low cost and no cost spay and neutering services and a program that provide pet oxygen masks to local fire departments and EMT’s, who are prevented by law from using state funding to purchase supplies that don’t specifically save human lives. This organization is 100% volunteer and all donations go to providing services.
The Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation provides free or deeply discounted health care for the elderly, homebound, homeless, and other economically disadvantaged people who would otherwise have to surrender or euthanize their pets. Their services include basics like vaccinations, microchips, spay and neuter, but also trauma services, medical and dental surgeries, and medications. In 2012, Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital cared for nearly 3,610 sick and injured animals; performed 600 spay/neuters for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pocket pets; performed over 1,152 surgical procedures and dental extractions; and served nearly 2,855 economically disadvantaged pet owners.