Building a humane community

Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health does a supply drive

For more than 30 years, Pets Alive’s mission has been to help animals in need: To improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention, and education. Rest assured, those things are not changing. We are excited to announce that we are taking the lessons we learned during the COVID lockdown and our community during times of uncertainty to expand our mission.

Join us as we step out into the light of a new and different future, a world where we build a humane community together. A community that supports the human-animal bond and works to keep families together.

We have already started laying the foundation for that brighter future:

  • Our community donated dog and cat food to our Pet Chow Pantry, helping keep their neighbors’ families together when times got tough. More than 3,600 pounds of dog and cat food were distributed this past year to our neighbors in Orange and Sullivan Counties and helped keep pets with their families.
  • In the past year, 183 community cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their homes through our TNR (Trap Neuter Return) Program. These community cats live and thrive in our neighborhoods and are loved by their caregivers.
  • Access to affordable routine veterinarian care is vital in keeping families together and supporting the human-animal bond. In just over a year, 400 pets received wellness exams and rabies vaccines at a reduced cost. Collaborating with Catskill Veterinary Services, PLLC, and Besties Animal Rescue, we have been able to bring essential veterinarian services to our community.

Helping Hands Helping Paws provides low-cost wellness exams and vaccines

As the Hudson Valley opens up, we are now updating our mission:  To build a humane community supporting the human-animal bond by being a resource through rescue, adoption, intervention, education, and outreach.

To support this mission, we look forward to restarting, revamping, and launching new community programs and initiatives supporting and respecting the human-animal bond: our public TNR training and Trap Recovery Loaner Program, our Pets Alive Kids Team – Humane Education for all Ages, Head Start Puppy Classes, Basic Manners Canine Training, and Canine Good Citizen training and certification.

Thank you for your past support, and we invite you to continue to be part of this next phase in our history to help the animals and our community further.

 

 

 

Becky Tegze
Executive Director, Pets Alive

ps…I’m with Jaguar, available for adoption!

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