Updated: May 26
This has been a year of many unknowns, but here are a few things that we do know:
The need for affordable spay and neuter is high, especially since that service was temporarily suspended, creating an increase in normal demand as well as an increase in unplanned litters of puppies and kittens.
The Emergency Pet Food Bank has been busy as many are facing job loss, less income, and are running out of unemployment benefits.
Our annual fundraisers have been canceled while the need for services has increased. This means that donations are critical since we'll have no fundraising events to help boost funding to our primary programs and services.
Our supporters are the best! We put out a plea a few weeks ago to raise $50,000 through our Go Fund Me campaign, and you have already gotten us to over $18,000 as of today!
During our "closure", we have been busy! Our staff has been bagging food and cat litter Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which was distributed Tuesday and Thursday. We were recently able to assist Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement on a dogfighting investigation. We saw more of the new Charles & Lynn Zhang Animal Care & Resource Center come together. We also are nearly finished planning out our new staff and client procedures to help keep all of us as safe as possible.
Thank you so much if you have donated to our campaign, or supported us in any way. We are in need of extra support so that we can meet the extra needs of our community. We are so thankful that so many are aware that animals are suffering as a result of COVID19, too.
If you haven't made a contribution yet, please consider supporting your local humane society by giving a gift to our special donation campaign on Go Fund Me here --> https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/kazoohumane2020
Our building is still closed to the public, but soon we'll be contacting those who had appointments canceled to be rescheduled.