The Animal Rights Club of Great Neck North High School is the organizer of the "Give Me Shelter Project: Kitten Incubator Fundraiser". We are a group of 48 students and dedicated animal lovers who are hosting this project to raise enough funds to purschase 3 Rcom incubators and related attachments for the benefit of the rescue animals of Give Me Shelter Project, Inc., a 501c(3) animal rescue and advocacy organization whose work spans NYC and Long Island. We hope you will conider a donation to this cause and help transform lives, one kitten at a time.
From Give Me Shelter Project:
Early spring through late fall is when the greatest number of kittens are born. Rescues are called to action and the need for increased resources and funding explodes. There always seems to be an endless number of orphaned kittens, pregnant ferals, and stray mother cats with their new litters in need. Rescues work tirelessly to educate the public and to save as many as possible. Kittens are adorable, but kitten season can often be tragic and heartbreaking. Surviving outdoors, subjected to the elements, is rough for even the hardiest of animals. Kittens are often horribly sick with eye and respiratory infections; they are found dehydrated, emaciated, and anemic from parasite and flea infestations. Many are too young to survive or eat on their own and require special resources and foster homes to even have a chance at survival. In order for us to provide the daily and life saving emergent medical care needed, rescues begin fortifying our arsenal of resources months in advance.
Stabilizing a young, delicate kitten is one of the most challenging aspects of rescuing orphaned animals, and any deterrents to a swift and consistent intervention often leads to tragedy. In their first few weeks of life, kittens are extremely fragile. They rely solely on their mother for nutrition and for warmth. Kittens are unable to maintain their own body temperature and without a constant heat source, their body temperature and blood sugar will drop, leading to organ failure and sadly, death. Incubators are a critical resource to increasing the survival rate of underage kittens as they provide a warm and stable environment with a set humidity and allow for administration of oxygen and nebulized medication. Therefore the goal of this fundraiser is to purchase, at minimum, one large and 2 medium Rcom incubators with humidity control and nebulizing attachments.
We hope you will condiser a donation to this fundraiser, not only to benefit our rescue animals, but also to support and encourage the mindful and generous efforts of the Great Neck North students to make the world a better place.
As always, we extend our warmest thanks and gratitude to our supportive, generous community,
The Give Me Shelter Project Family
(Give Me Shelter Project, Inc has setup the gofundme venue for this project to allow potential donors a means to verify the sercurity and credibility of the fundraiser)