Many people who have purchased Fetching Apparel items have asked if there’s more they can do to help when it comes to reducing the homeless pet population.
The answer is yes!
One of the non-profit organizations we have partnered with, Happy Tails Animal Rescue of Washington County, Virginia, is made up of dedicated volunteers, who have saved more than 8,200 dogs and cats over the last 11 years. Some of the animals were relinquished by community members or found as strays, others came from the local shelter.
Thanks to Happy Tails and its members, the euthanasia rate for dogs at the shelter has dropped from 85% to 15%. For cats, the rate has gone from 97% to 65%.
And while many of the rescued animals have ended up in wonderful forever homes (including Fetching Apparel’s precious Jeffrey), there are always those who are left behind.
Happy Tails fosters those dogs and cats, many of whom will never be adopted.
“These are beautiful, loving animals that just happen to be special and need special care,” said Happy Tails founder Kay Stewart.
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of these sanctuary animals, you can help by becoming a cat or dog sponsor, or you can even consider adopting one.
The cost to sponsor a dog is $25/month, which is used to help pay for food, supplies, meds and vet bills. You can choose the animal you would like to sponsor and Happy Tails will send you a picture and updates on their well-being.
The sanctuary dogs and cats are featured in the “Adoptable Pet List” because there’s always the hope that someone will take them in and give them a loving home. However, these animals have many special needs and some have been with Happy Tails as long as seven years. They range in age from 7 to 15 years.