We all know about Black Friday, and Cyber Monday... this year the SPCA's homeless pets are part of Giving Tuesday.
If we lived in a different world, I wouldn't be writing this blog right now.
We live in the world where people still commit unbelievably cruel acts - to children - to animals - to those who can't defend themselves or speak for themselves. Every day we are there for the animals because it's something that you value. While we work to change the world, we still live in this one.
A real and immediate threat to us, is you thinking we are okay.
Since we believe that joy and hope will move more people to action than sad pitiful pictures ever will, we’ve filled these pages with recently rescued pets who are happy and healthy. But did you know that right now we have more homeless pets who need our services than we have money to provide care for? Several vital SPCA programs still need financial support before 2015 comes to a close. We have transport vans in need of repair, we have a quarterly order of pet microchips that we need to pay for (it’s almost $5,000) and we need another $12,000 of antibiotics, de-wormers and vaccines. And that doesn’t even include January.
The ASPCA is not sending us money, and they have no plans to.
We do not receive funds sent to the ASPCA in New York. The ASPCA is not an umbrella group and does not fund our local work. The SPCA of Wake County does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars. Your support is the reason we are able to continue our life-saving work for the homeless pets in North Carolina.
Animals in Wake and surrounding counties in North Carolina are depending on us.
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the SPCA is a limited admission, no-kill organization that takes in over 3,200 animals a year and provides food, love, attention, exercise, medical care and behavior support until they can be adopted into loving homes. In addition, the SPCA provides a variety of programs including: low-cost spay/neuter services and educational programming.
One last very important thought: Without YOU, we are just a bunch of people sitting around with good ideas.
Your donation will be used to support the SPCA of Wake County’s efforts to help animals in North Carolina. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your gift is tax-deductible. Will you give a gift of financial support today? These pets could really use it.
Give a gift by phone: 919-532-2083 or 919-532-2082
Give online: www.spcawake.org/donate
Mail your gift to: 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603