COVID-19 impacted our ability to raise funds and the number of donations coming into the shelter.
No Drop-In Visitors: With guidelines limiting number of people in the shelter, we do not have our normal drop-in visitors who usually leave a donation.
Cancelled Fundraising Events: A $20,000 impact from our cancelled fundraising events.
Operating Deficits: Shelter experienced operating deficits in July and August of $8,700 and $7,000.
Medical Costs: Medical costs next to payroll, are our biggest expense. We take care of any animal that comes to us with a treatable condition and all of our animals are spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Here are a few examples from this year:
- One Day Old Puppy – $600: A puppy born with a cleft palate.
- Patches – $2,500: Leg amputation due to prior untreated injuries.
- Hot Pocket – $736: Stray that came to us with a wound from an animal attack.
- Finn – $1,676: Emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction.
- Kitten Explosion: Seventy-five feline spay/neuters in July and August with with many more yet to go.
During this time, our shelter staff and volunteers continue to care for the cats and dogs. Our volunteer dog walkers and cat cuddlers are providing exercise and socialization every day.
Through on-line adoption applications and scheduled appointments to meet the animals, we continue to find forever homes for the cats and dogs at the shelter.