November was Adopt a Senior pet month and nine deserving senior pets found loving homes. All too often senior pets are overlooked by adopters. So each of these pets’ adoption fees were reduced to only $25, and it worked! It’s especially rewarding to see the older animals find loving homes to be with a family this holiday season. In addition to the senior pets, 196 other animals were also placed in adoptive homes..
Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, kicked off our annual fundraising campaign this year on November 29th. This year’s effort was focused on raising awareness and funds for senior pets and we exceeded our goal of $10,000 for Giving Tuesday. These funds will go towards providing for the special medical and behavioral needs of the senior pets that come into our care. The funds also offset the reduced adoption fees that incentivize the adoption of pets in need.
Twenty five dollars does not come close to covering our costs to get an animal ready for adoption. Each animal is vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, blood tested, and spayed or neutered (if intact) before being placed for adoption. They are provided with nutritious food, treats, toys as well medical treatment for what ails them. As pet owners can relate, the cost of veterinary care has skyrocketed over the last two years. Our experience has been the same as we continue to provide the same excellent care for all our ‘temporary pets’ here at the RHSPCA.
Our fundraising efforts will continue through the end of the year as we try to reach our goal of $75,000. You’ll be hearing from us a little more often during the Holiday season as we share with you our accomplishments over this past year and goals for next year. It is through your support that we continue to expand our impact and further our mission. To create a community free of pet homeless and animal suffering through adoption and advocacy.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the RHSPCA family and the pets in our care.