The average survival rate of kittens and puppies that are surrendered to county/city animal services in Northwest Arkansas is one out of 20. It's hard to think about, but the truth is that 90% of all babies and young animals that are born "unwanted" are euthanized. People often believe that because they are young and cute, they will be adopted. The fact is that this is not the case. Adoptions at local animal shelters and humane societies are very sporadic.
The only answer to overpopulation is to help Spay and Neuter as many animals as possible. Every animal that comes through our shelter program is altered as soon as possible. We use our General Fund to help pay for these services for our rescues. What we try to do as often as possible is provide these services to families who want to keep their pets, and need help with the alteration costs. We use our Spay/Neuter Fund for these services.
We actively research and apply for grants for these services, but we haven't been lucky enough to qualify for one yet. When we can coordinate a "sponsor" day at one of our low costs local clinics - Spay Arkansas or NWAAR - we need to be able to dedicate $750-1000 per clinic in order to cover all the costs necessary.
For most cases, while getting the alteration surgery, the pets also need to be brought current on their vaccines (including rabies), as well as some parasite control. We don't get the chance to do a complete sponsor day very often, as this fund is not imperative to the health of our shelter. We would like to change that, as one of our biggest animal related issues in NWA is overpopulation.
We are actively looking for a corporate sponsor, as well as individual donations. If you or your business would like to consider helping us Sponsor A Clinic, please let us know.
If you would like to make a donation to help support our fund, please consider using our donation button below. All funds received through this button will be put towards alteration surgeries.
Thank you for considering a donation and support of eliminating overpopulation in Northwest Arkansas!