Remember the 2017 Hurricane dogs? First it was Hurricane Harvey, then Irma and Nate, forcing evacuations from animal shelters throughout the affected areas. Fortunately, Pets Alive had the capacity to rescue 36 dogs from these shelters and save their lives. These dogs were just a few of the 239 dogs that together, we rescued in 2017.
You now have the opportunity to continue to make these miracles happen. We are entered in the Saving Pets Challenge, a month-long online fundraising event, to raise $100,000 to repair a very broken kennel building. Without making the repairs now, it’s only a matter of time before our capacity to save so many dogs becomes limited.
The 30-year-old kennel roof needs to be replaced. The exterior portion of the 60 dog runs needs repairs to the floor and walls, and the fencing needs to be replaced. Ten runs have fencing that’s pieced together with chains, making the doors hard to open, and in 8 of the runs, the flooring cracks have yielded to crumbling concrete.
Check out our video which provides a view of the building condition and why your donation today is so important.
Your donation to the Saving Pets Challenge will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000 as part of the kennel project!
- Sidewalk Angels Foundation has pledged up to $30,000 to replace the roof
- The John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation has pledged up to $10,000 towards repairs to the dog runs
Additionally, the group that raises the most money in the Saving Pets Challenge between May 8-15 will be awarded a grant of $5,000 by Challenge sponsor, Michelson Found Animals. The charity that raises the most money for the 5-week duration of the Challenge will win a $50,000 grand prize from the Challenge sponsor! That could be Pets Alive with your help.
We thank you and so do the animals! Your support is crucial to the Dog Kennel Transfurmation project and helping provide a safe and healthy environment for the animals as they await their forever home. The Challenge concludes on May 31 so don’t delay!
ps…prefer to make a donation via check? Please mail your donation to Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940. While your donation will not count towards the sponsor prizes, it will qualify for the matching gift! Thank you!