No puppy should go through what this little guy did--home ear cropping is not humane. Yet this is an example of what backyard breeders do to the puppies they sell, mutilating them to make them look tough. We want to save other puppies from this same fate by shutting down the backyard breeding businesses producing them. But we need your help!
Athenspets is working to make the Athens area a more humane place for all living beings, including puppies, kittens, their parents, and the people who love them. But this takes money--money to spay and neuter needy pets, to gather veterinary evidence of negligence or abuse to use in prosecutions, to pay for vet care for the neglected and overbred dogs that come in, and to TNR community cats.
We're making a difference: In only 3 years, we have reduced the kitten and puppy intake at the shelter by 1/3, reduced the shelter euthanasia rate for dogs by 50% and for cats by 30%, and improved the lives of thousands of animals (and their people) along the way.
During April, a generous donor has offered $5000 in matching funds. These funds (and the donations that earn them) mean the difference between life and death--and a life of pain versus one of love and care--for the neediest animals in our area.
Can you help?
Your donation this month of:
- $10 pays for a vet appointment
- $20-$25 pays for a spay or neuter appointment
- $75 pays for medical care for a sick animal
- $200 pays for evidence collection to use in a neglect or abuse case
It doesn't take much to save a life, and that's what your donation will do. Until we put an end to unintended breeding of dogs and cats in our community, our shelter will continue to be overfilled, and the animals will pay the price. But we can change that.
Right now is a critical time: community members who want to do right by their animals but cannot afford to do so are coming to the shelter with litters, and we need to be able to offer them help. So that each litter impounded is the last litter from a given household, and all shelter animals receive the medical care they need.
Please consider a donation today, and share our fundraiser. Together we can fix Athens' pet overpopulation problem by fixing the pets. Together we are Athenspets!
To donate by check, mail to Athenspets, PO Box 1022, Athens, GA 30603, or by Paypal through our website. A donation to any of our funds during the month of April qualifies for the match.
Athenspets is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization; all donations benefit the shelter animals at Athens-Clarke County Animal Control or are used to prevent future pet overpopulation in our area. To learn more about Athenspets, please go to www.athenspets.net.