BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF ARLINGTON ANIMAL SERVICES
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF ARLINGTON ANIMAL SERVICES
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2015
FRIENDS OF ARLINGTON ANIMAL SERVICES wrote -
We are excited to be a part of the Saving Pets Challenge and invite you to support the pets of our community by donating to Friends of Arlington Animal Services or even joining our fundraising team by creating your own fundraising page to share! By meeting challenges each week, your donation can be multiplied!
FAAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping the pets and animals in our community through promoting adoptions, assisting rescues, trap-neuter-return, volunteerism, and so much more! We have helped our local shelter increase the Live Release Rate from 47% to 84%. The cat live releaes rate has increased from 25% to 90% thanks to our Shelter-Neuter-Return program and the amazing rescues we support.
The story of a colony: Through our Trap-Neuter-Return program we are able to save lives and help our community. Check out the video above. In late 2013 we learned of a large colony of cats that had grown around a wonderful man's business. He called the city and they referred us to him so our TNR team went into action. They have trapped, neutered, vaccinated against rabies, and returned over 30 cats (every cat on the property). We rescued several kittens from that location and found them wonderful new homes. Grey Bear is a fluffy grey kitty that loves living in this colony, one day she showed up with her tail severly injured. Our volunteers caught her and rushed her to our Snip and Tip Clinic where her tail was amputated and she was able to recover. She is now back in her colony, happy and healthy thanks to our supporters. Duing the last year, the caretaker had some health issues so FAAS volunteers made sure the colony was fed and cared for until he was well. There have been no more kittens and the colony is doing well, but not multiplying. We cannot continue to help situations like these without our community's support.
How You Can Help:
Donate today during the challnege
- $20 will feed a colony for a month
- $50 will spay or neuter a community cat
- $100 will fully vet a friendly cat or kitten for adoption
It would be so amazing if our incredible supporters became fundraisers. By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, imagine the impact we can have.
It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is click 'Fundraise for This Campaign.'
Once you start your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you're one of our biggest fans. The more personal and compelling story, the more likely you are to get donations. Also make sure to put pics and even videos on your fundraising page that help to illustrate why this cause means so much to you. Then share it with everyone you know and start raising money.
Visit www.faastexas.org to learn more!