Donating time and/or money to a nonprofit animal shelter fundraiser can be one of the most rewarding things that anyone can do. If you love pets then you will feel overjoyed when you successfully influence one of their lives positively. There are a lot of shelters out there and they are all holding pets with great personalities who want to be adopted and loved. Obviously, you cannot adopt them all but you can help them by volunteering or by donating so that they have safety until they are adopted by their forever family.
Another truth about the situation is that most of them are underfunded. They are underfunded and they keep taking more and more pets every day. The need for funding grows every day and it will not slow down. The value of what you can do for the shelter cannot be understated. Every little donation helps them keep a pet safe until they have a home where they are safe for real. You only need to start looking at what the pet needs before they get adopted to understand why they need the money so much.
There is not a day that goes by where a new animal enters the system. Therefore, there is no break in the need for funding. They need to sleep, eat, play, rest, and drink. All of this takes money or time. They need supplies or someone to physically be there to take care of the animal. Even a few dollars here and there add up to a bag of food. They can use that bag to feed one dog, or maybe even a few, for a couple of days. Those days could be the pivotal days where they meet their forever family and it is the reason why donations are always gladly accepted.
A lot of these dogs have foster homes. The foster homes do care for them for short amounts of time but they are provided food and toys. The food and toys have to be bought and provided to the families who are fostering the animals. There are also vet appointments to make sure that the pets are healthy when they do go to their new homes. All of this adds up. Therefore, they really cannot function without being able to take donations online or in person. It makes people like you very important to the future of the pet and solvency of the agency at work at this moment.
Finally, let us remember that one of the major tools in the arsenal of animal shelters is the adoption event. If you think about this event and all the foster homes then you will realize that there is a lot of coordination happening here. The pets have to be dropped off or picked up which costs gas. They also may have to be picked up after the event if they did not find a home. Moreover, they, likely, need refills of food and may have needed another vet appointment. They are likely to get that appointment since they are already out of their foster home. All this is made easier by your donations online or offline. You can make a big difference in the life of a pet or several depending on how you are donating and how much you are donating.
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