Why We’re Here
We came together with a shared concern for the growing numbers of animals in local shelters who are running out of time and options due to a “perfect storm” in the world of animal welfare.
The economic downturn in the last five years has made it more difficult and in some cases impossible for people to keep their pets, so shelters are flooded with surrendered animals. At the same time that shelters are filling up faster with animals, financial support is harder to come by. Many are having to make more difficult choices about which animals they can continue to shelter and how long they can keep them.
The criteria for “adoptable” pets is becoming more stringent, and those who are sick or have behavioral issues are given less time to find homes. Many shelters just don’t have the resources to give long-term or critical medical care or behavioral training required to help some animals become adoptable.