BENEFITING: Angels Wings Transport
We are trying to encourage people to adopt a shelter animal by paying the adoption fees for 10 animals in Thurston County Washington. This might not seem like much but for a small shelter like the one in our county, 10 adoptions is roughly 40% of their current number of residents. The idea is that the shelter will keep this grant a secret until the adoptive family has chosen their newest family member and it is time to pay their associated adoption fees. Only then will the staff bill Angels Wings Transport and notify the family that they have been given the gift of a new companion as a reward for turning to a shelter first. Our justification for the $750 is that this appears to be a rough average adoption cost for the animals currently in the shelter multiplied by 10. Now, if we have enough money to give 11, 12, or 100 grants then we will but our target is a fairly reasonable 10 animals. Why Thurston County Washington? Simple, it is where we are based and where we live. Charity starts at home and as we grow, we will spread our donations around. As pets are adopted under this grant system we will provide photos of the animal and their new family. We will also profile animals that are available for adoption through the Thurston County shelter for our followers to view and fall in love with. Below is a little information about the Thurston County shelter: We are Thurston County’s primary regional animal shelter and animal control agency. Established in 1977, the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and unincorporated Thurston County fund Animal Services, which currently operates in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility on 5 acres of wooded land in a centrally-located site for the pets and people we serve. Animal Services serves 252,000 residents in 774 square miles of urban and rural terrain. We are an open-admission shelter and work with many rescues and several other shelters to find new families for our community’s homeless pets. Staff and volunteers provide quality daily care and enrichment, and we work with our local veterinarians to help those pets needing more extensive treatment. We also serve as a resource center for animal behavior and health issues, humane education, and administering grants that help with pets’ medical expenses. Our Mission Animal Services promotes responsible pet ownership for the health and safety of people and animals; Enforces animal-related laws; Reduces pet overpopulation through education and spay/neuter programs; Alleviates animal suffering through proper medical care and humane euthanasia; Provides temporary shelter for strays and owner-released animals; and Provides opportunities for adoption of these animals.