Last year we spayed/neutered over 3300 animals. This resulted in fewer unwanted and homeless pets in our local shelters and allowed owners to keep their pets at home. Our clinic also provided pro bono preventative/wellness care to homeless pets in local shelters and rescues, resulting in increased chances for adoption. We also worked extensively with rescuers to provide spay/neuter and vaccination services to community cats which prevented more feral cats being born, improved the health of the altered cats and protected both cats and the humans around them by vaccinating the cats against rabies. Our primary goal is to increase the number of surgeries and services that we can offer at no or reduced cost to owners and groups that cannot afford even our low fees, in an effort to further reduce the number of unwanted, neglected, abandoned and surrendered pets. This year, we applied for and have received grants from PetSmart Charities, Gloucester Community Foundation, River Counties Community Foundation and the Treakle Foundation. All of these funds have or will be used specifically to provide spay/neuter and immunizations to cats and dogs at the ARF Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Our greatest need is to be able
to provide spay/neuter surgeries and legally required immunizations for any dog
or cat who needs it and each year 33% of our clients request financial help,
even with our already low prices. Donations of any amount will allow us to
assist those owners and ensure that their pets are altered and protected from
contagious and fatal diseases, which saves their lives, keeps them at home, and
prevents unwanted offspring.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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