Once built, the state-of-the-art Pet Education and Adoption Center will house 90 dogs and puppies and 60 cats and kittens. Through pet adoptions, dogs, cats, puppies and kittens earmarked for death at overcrowded shelters will be given a second chance to find a happy home. Working in partnership with area rescue groups, humane societies and local animal control agencies, we will bring dogs and cats that have been ill-treated or abandoned to the center for rehabilitation before they can be considered for re-homing. For some, the ill-treatment and neglect they suffered means they will need to learn how to trust people again. Some will need immediate veterinary supervision. All healthy, adoptable pets will be accepted and cared for.
Potential adoptive families will be interviewed by center staff who will help them make educated decisions when seeking a new pet by utilizing a science-based “Meet Your Match” program. The matching program will help adopters find the traits most appealing to them in a cat or dog and thus choose a companion best suited to their lifestyle and expectations. In addition, the center will provide guidance to help people care for their new pets and keep them as cherished members of their family.
The new center will feature a medical clinic with medical examination rooms and grooming area where new admissions are health-checked, vaccinated, bathed and groomed. To help reverse the trend of more and more homeless pets, all animals will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Low-cost spay /neuter services will be available to the public, with priority given to low income families.
How can you help now until the new center is built? Get involved! Become a volunteer, donate your time and talent. And especially, donate your treasure and help make this dream a reality.