Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) accepts thousands of needy homeless pets each year, and provides shelter and care until they find forever homes with loving families. At the heart of our mission of helping homeless pets is the goal to always do what is best for the individual animal. This means that in addition to basic veterinary care like vaccinations, heartworm testing & prevention, and spay/neuter surgeries, we address minor medical conditions, treat injuries and provide behavior and special dietary support to the best of our ability.
On any given day, CAP has 300+ animals receiving care and attention within the shelter and in our foster home program, that’s a lot of mouths to feed! We take each pet into consideration at feeding times. Most pets flourish with regular diets, but some pets need specialized food to address health issues in order to thrive.
Lately, we have had more than usual dog and cat friends in foster homes and available for adoption who have specific dietary needs. Animals surrendered to our shelter have had urinary conditions, skin conditions, and severe allergies, and it has become increasingly difficult to meet all of their needs. Caring foster parents and staff members have helped cover the cost of purchasing prescription diet foods and for that we are grateful, but we need more help to provide stable, ongoing resources for these lovely pets.
Please donate to the CAP Prescription Food Fund so our medical care team can purchase much needed, specialized food for courageous animals trying to overcome unfortunate circumstances.
We would like to take a moment and introduce a very special dog named MooBoo, whom we had the opportunity to help along her adoption journey. This pretty Staffordshire Terrier girl was found as a stray and brought to CAP in the hopes we could find her forever home. MooBoo's charming personality and zest for life instantly won over everyone who met her, but she obviously needed TLC before being adopted. Underlying allergies and skin sensitivities had taken over leaving her skin red, itchy and extremely uncomfortable. Taking into consideration the extent of her condition, we knew it was going to take more than a quick bath to get her going again.
One of the most important aspects of her recovery was addressing the underlying allergies causing her discomfort, and she was immediately started on prescription hypoallergenic food to starting alleviating that stress on her system. MooBoo headed to stay with her loving foster family, taking her bag of medicated shampoos prescription food and antibiotics with her.
It took MooBoo several months (and a lot of hypoallergenic food!!) to get over her ailments, and everyone here at the shelter became very attached to her during that time. It was a bittersweet moment when she was adopted, but we are ecstatic that she finally found her forever home.
MooBoo is only one example of a pet who has benefited from the high quality, individualized care and attention received at CAP. We know that we will have more pets in the future who require prescription food, please help us give them the best life possible!
All funds donated to the CAP Prescription Food Fund will go directly to purchasing prescription diet food for needy homeless pets at CAP. If the time ever comes that donations are no longer needed for prescription food, any remaining funds will go to benefit the CAP Foster Home Program.
Thank you for being pawsome, stay well!