Join the $20 from 20,000 people 'SuperDog' Challenge!
Be part of Super Dog's Justice League and do something GOOD to end the year 2020!!! Donate to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society #20from20K Challenge!
To ensure the INSIDE of the new building construction continues without delays we have launched our #20from20K challenge. $20 from 20,000 people. It's simple. It's doable. All we need is you! Donate $20 and share. That's it!
The year 2020 started out great for the Aberdeen Area Humane Society. We rescued nearly 500 animals the year before. We had new building plans in hand AND we had enough money to start construction on our new building knowing we could get the outside walls up by winter. We'd simply finish fundraising as the construction was underway. It was going so well, what could possibly go wrong??
Then the pandemic happened.
Our planned fundraisers designed around large gatherings of people came to a screeching halt. Grant applications were suspended or completely changed their requirements. Businesses were nervous to give. Our ability to raise funds slowed.
But 2020 is not over, and it's certainly not bringing us down! Donate to the #20From20K today!
The only way this works is if you, YOU right now reading this, donate $20. $20 is less than a dinner out, less than a tank of gas, less than your monthly cell phone bill.
Help us make a run for 2021 by donating $20 TODAY!
Why should you help us?
Because we help animals find people and we help people find animals.
For anyone who has ever loved an animal, the thought of one without a home is pretty unbearable. But now think about this: having to give up your beloved pet due to circumstances that are completely beyond your control…
Cameron and his beloved 13-year-old dog, “Ernst Von Schnauzer” or “Ernie” for short, are one example.
Cameron loved Ernie. Cameron never had plans of leaving Ernie. Unfortunately, as Cameron become older, he had to move into a retirement home. Ernie could not go with him.
Cameron turned to us with a sad and heartfelt request: find Ernie a new loving home, but if at all possible, place him with someone who would be willing to bring Ernie to visit him.
We assured Cameron we would make this happen, and told him not to worry about a thing.
And so, Ernie lived with us at AAHS temporarily, becoming an excellent front desk visitor greeter.
But greeter was not Ernie’s purpose in life. Cameron was Ernie’s purpose in life.
Days later, we found Peggy. Ernie’s story touched her, and she knew she could help. With open arms and a huge heart, Peggy adopted Ernie. The two of them visited Cameron weekly until his passing.
On top of that, Cameron and Peggy, once strangers, became good human friends. Because of a dog, Cameron had both love and friendship until the very end.
This is what we do at the AAHS. We help animals find people and we help people find animals.
To continue our mission, we need your help. To serve all the animals like Ernie who come into our care, we need to have a solid building around us.
Why do we need a new building?
Just take a look at the photos. SuperDog got his name by breaking a brick out of his kennel. But even the 'superest' of dogs shouldn't be able to push out brick kennel walls. Our current setup is falling apart at the seams and is failing us.
It is composed of the original building, which was moved to our property over thirty years ago, and then added on to multiple times. This patchwork structure has become difficult and cost prohibitive to maintain. It simply can no longer provide healthy living conditions, or space for the proper housing and socialization of the animals awaiting adoption.
If we don't have a building where will nearly 500 animals a year go???
Just as Cameron knew he could count on us; we know we can count on you. Any donation, no matter how large or small, will help us build the new facility without delays. It will also ensure we can serve all the Camerons and Ernies out there, every day, until there is no longer a need.
Be part of Super Dog's Justice League and do something GOOD to end the year 2020.
Donate to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society #20from20K Challenge!
Want to do even more to help? Want to leave a lasting legacy?
Permanently naming an area of the new shelter is a wonderful way to do just that. We are pleased to recognize supporters who make significant contributions of $500 or more. Donors can honor a pet, person, business or organization. For a list of naming opportunities visit: www.anewleashonlife.net/building.
Remember, the AAHS is proud to be a 501c3 no-kill shelter. The AAHS operates solely on private donations. We receive no city, state, or federal money. We receive no financial support from national humane organizations. We would not exist without generous donors like you.
From all of us at the AAHS, human and furry, we thank you for your consideration and support.