Pets Alive is a special place. Just ask Cleo. Annie. Joey - and the other 250 animals here. They all have a story to tell. Some have endured abuse; others have simply been cast aside through no fault of their own. And some got lost and were never able to find their way home.
Once they find their way to Pets Alive, their life changes for the better. We treat their injuries or medical conditions and provide basic care such as nourishing meals, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, and deworming. We also provide rehabilitation for scared, behavior-challenged or animals needing extra enrichment to overcome the horrors of their past.
But this all takes money - and a lot of it. We often take in injured or sick animals that other shelters do not or cannot take - like Annie, a deaf dog that was found as a stray. She now knows hand signals to increase her chance at adoption. Or Kalamazoo, a pig found wandering the streets of the Bronx. With no where to go, NYPD took him to a local shelter, but they were not able to care for a farm animal. A trip to Pets Alive and Kalamazoo is now a country boy awaiting his forever home.
We need to raise $110,000 during the Fund the Shelter Challenge so that we can continue to help others like Annie and Kalamazoo.
The Challenge will begin on April 9, at which time a donate button will appear and people can begin donating. Every dollar will count. A few examples of how your dollars will help:
- $10 buys a microchip
- $25 will pay for KMR (Kitten Meal Replacement)
- $45 will spay/neuter one cat or kitten
- $50 will help vaccinate an animal
- $80 will neuter one male dog or puppy
- $100 will spay one female dog or puppy
- $250 helps treat a serious medical condition
- $500 funds a dental cleaning or tooth extraction
- $1000 and more will help fund life-saving surgery and other costly medical treatments
Come back on April 9 at noontime (ET) when the Challenge begins and make a donation! Thank you!
About Pets Alive
Celebrating our 31st year, our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
In 2018, we rescued 700 cats, dogs and farm animals and found homes for 584 animals. For additional information, go to our main website at petsalive.org.
ps...Thank you Pets Alive volunteer, Britney Schoonmaker, who took most of these amazing photos of our animals!