We hope that you are safe and well as we continue to fight through this pandemic. The Abandoned Pet Rescue team has been working diligently to care for our charges during this time and to help as many of those as possible who still come to our door unwanted.
The good news is while so many of you are required to stay home you have decided that this is a good time to consider adopting a pet. With all the additional hours under the same roof people are calling for appointments to meet our dogs and cats. Our adoption rate is up and we are so happy that many dogs, including our older ones, and cats are finding their fur-ever homes.
On the downside because so many people are not working right now; and budgets are squeezed the donations we so urgently hope for have slowed dramatically. Whether in good times or bad, during rain or shine, the animals need to be cared for, walked, fed, kept healthy and loved.
Since our organization is funded solely by donations and grants and the money we raise only goes to care for the animals with no administrative salaries, if you can afford a contribution at this time we ask you to do so. Every dollar makes a difference and for that we are grateful.
This Tuesday May 5th is a special day of giving. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. So, click here and help us in support of this special day.
If you can’t afford to make a cash donation then remember our wish list:
OUR CONSTANT NUMBER ONE (#1) NEED IS CANNED CAT FOOD.
Dry Cat food – Purina One, Purina Natural Cat (We do not use cat food that has dyes in it!)
Liquid dish washing soap
Liquid laundry detergent
Cotton Swabs and Cotton Balls
Hot Dogs (for medicine distribution – dogs)
Kong chew toys for dogs
Catnip cat toys
Deliver your items to the shelter at 1137 NE 9th Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale (please wear a mask and remember social distancing) purchase your donations at Pet Supermarket at 801 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale and 419 N. Federal Highway in Pompano or more easily order from smile.amazon.com (they make an extra donation when you enter their site this way), chewy.com, or petflow.com.
Remember we are still open Wednesday through Monday 12 Noon to 5PM (closed Tuesdays) but now by appointment only. So, call us at 954-728-9010 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we end this report, we want to leave you with some images of some of the most loveable dogs and cats you could ever know.