2021 has been much like 2020 as we have continued to rage against a pandemic and its ever-lingering effects on families. There is no way to minimize the amount of challenges we had again this year. We have not gotten back to in-person fundraising yet and our online fundraising has been minimal. All while the number of families in crisis needing pet food, supplies, and spay/neuters arranged skyrocketed while supplies, and resources in general, were scarce. Vets have opened back up but continue to be understaffed and our southern spay/neuter clinic was closed to non-shelter animals most of the year. We believe working in areas with pet-population control issues and families in crisis is the best way to help animals live happier and healthier lives, but we can't continue to do that without your financial help! Despite the pandemic hitting our resources hard, we persevered and did all we could to make a difference and keep pets in their homes despite job losses, financial strain, and fear of the future.
What happens when people can no longer feed their pets? Shelter capacity maxes out, abandonment rates rise, etc. Keeping pets in their homes with their families, especially during times of crisis, is so important as shelters/rescues/foster homes always seem to be at maximum capacity.
Nonprofits survive off of program revenue, grants, and fundraising. Coronavirus took away the vast majority of our fundraising again this year and our program revenue was minimal. We need help. This is where you make a difference by donating. Our number of families helped, pets saved, and animals spayed/neutered is directly correlated with the amount we can raise.
While we've expanded to multiple states, in 2021 Minnesota was still our front runner for where we served, with over 60% of our assistance and work benefitting Minnesota families, and pet organizations, in crisis.
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