It's a Fourth of July VIRTUAL BARBEQUE to support the shelter!
We really wish we could throw a big shelter benefit party this 4th of July and invite ALL our friends, but right now, it's just not the safe thing to do.
We STILL want to celebrate with you...and raise some much needed funds...so VIRTUALLY will have to do!
Really, there are LOTS of perks to a virtual party...you don't have to worry about what to wear, or deal with pesky flies and mosquitos. You can enjoy all the "festivities" from the comfort of you couch, and STILL help our homeless pets!
COVID 19 has had a devastating effect on our budget and finances.
- We were forced to close our thrift ship for several months, which essentially cut off our main source of income. The shop provides the funds we need to keep our shelter up and running.
- We had to cancel our largest annual fundraiser, Barkaritaville.
- We had to temporarily close the shelter which put a halt to adoptions.
- Transfers of animals were temporarily halted; this coupled with the lack of adoptions left us with a shelter full of pets who still needed to be cared for every day despite the loss of income.
Despite all this...we kept going! Our staff and volunteers continued to show up everyday and provided outstanding care for our pets during the crisis.
Even while our intake was "closed" we STILL found a way to accept 250 pets in need, because we simply don't believe in turning away an animal who needs our help.
Things are SLOWLY getting back to normal in the adoption and transfer areas, and even the thrift shop has reopened a few days a week, but the events of the last few months decimated our budget.
Last month, our veterinary expenses alone totaled over $5000. We continue to struggle each month to make ends meet, while still providing outstanding care to our pets and continuing to be available to help pets in the community in need.
It is critical to our shelters continued survival that we find a way to raise some of the money that COVID cost so we can give our budget some much needed breathing room.
Please consider attending our virtual barbeque by choosing one of the fun options and support our shelter and amazing pets.