FLSPCA June 2018 Appeal - Summertime at the Shelter

FLSPCA June 2018 Appeal - Summertime at the ShelterDear Friends,

In the summer months, our donations decline, yet the demand and need for our animal shelter services and humane programs increase dramatically. During this time of year, our shelter, like most others across the U.S., is overburdened with homeless animals in need of care. Kitten and puppy season starts in spring and lasts well into the fall. We see an influx of litters and more animals in need of medical care for summer related health issues. We are called upon to help more strays and animal accident victims.

Fortunately, summer at the shelter also typically brings an increase in adoptions. This is the time of year families tend to spend more time at home and children are out of school. These factors provide families with more opportunities to bond with their new additions. Our feline spay/neuter services, animal wellness clinic and canine training classes also see increases in demand and are at the height of their operation during this busy time of year. All of these programs strengthen the human-companion animal bond and work at the route of companion animal overpopulation.

Summer at the Finger Lakes SPCA means more animals, more good works, more bills and more worries. Yet, we have fewer resources available to meet these amplified demands. Our means are stretched to the limit as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of countless animal friends and our community. Besides animal food and supplies, medical costs go up significantly at our shelter during the summer months. It is a very challenging time of year for our organization, and it comes at the same time when a lot of us think about our vacations and are extra busy ourselves.

And, so we turn to you for help. On behalf of the animals, we would like to ask you to please consider giving a gift at this critical time to help out with the increased operational expenses that summer brings. Our four-legged friends find hope & help, all throughout the year, because of the generosity & compassion of people like you. Your continuing support makes this humane, and frequently lifesaving, work possible!

These services, along with our ongoing care for sheltered animals, wellness clinics, adoptions, the humane education program, emergency outreach for “at-risk” animals and canine training programs, help reduce companion animal overpopulation, alleviate animal suffering, prevent animal cruelty, save lives and diminish public rabies threats in our area. Because the Finger Lakes SPCA is primarily funded by private giving, your contribution of any size will help to make these essential services possible! We hope you will consider donating today to help with the cost of the ongoing care of our orphan animal friends and the wealth of other important services the Finger Lakes SPCA provides to our community.

FLSPCA Orphan Animals, Volunteers & Staff


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