ASF is in service of the Animal Shelter because it is an open admission facility, which means that every animal is accepted and no animal is turned away. In our community alone, over the past few years on average, 6,500 animals have found their way to the shelter each year. Some were neglected or abandoned and others just no longer wanted by their previous owners.
While several thousand animals are adopted each year, the reality is that there are more pets than homes. ASF provides resources to help more homeless animals find loving forever homes while supporting community wide spay and neuter efforts to help decrease unwanted animals that end up in the shelter. We also promote kindness and respect, as well as responsible pet ownership for our furry friends.
ASF is proud to support our community’s homeless animals and to supplement the Shelter’s veterinary team by funding procedures like x-rays and specialized surgeries. The Animal Shelter Foundation also funds the heartworm treatment for shelter dogs making them more adoptable. This was a driving factor in the creation of the Animal Shelter Foundation in 2007, and it continues to save the lives of hundreds of homeless dogs and cats every year.
ASF exists, through the help of community events and donations, to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals.
Funding provided by the Animal Shelter Foundation is most often the only hope for a special needs homeless animal. But that’s only part of the story. We also support programs that provide foster care for hurting or hard-to-match animals, educate residents about proper pet care the importance of spaying and neutering, and encourage the humane treatment of all animals.
We cannot solve the problem of too many sick and unwanted animals in our community by only paying for medicine. We must respect our animals as a community and pursue opportunities to educate pet owners about the impact of pet over-population.
The Animal Shelter Foundation is moving our community toward more responsible pet ownership, and we are grateful for the hundreds of individuals, families and businesses that partner with and support ASF to make this possible.
Active Board Members
Lauren Perlman, President
Kate MacFall, Vice President
Vacant Position, Secretary
Paula Shirley, Treasurer
Erika Leckington, Shelter Director