Join the Movement: Get Involved for Giving Tuesday!
What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. In other words, it’s your chance to jump in and make a huge impact!
The Humane Societyof Valdosta/Lowndes county hits a milestone! Turning 30 years old this year, we have saved over 40,000 animals! We run over 8 programs dedicated to saving, helping, rescuing, and speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. We have worked tirelessly to reduce the amount of animals entering the shelter annually and increase the amount that leave alive. It is our goal to make Valdosta a No Kill Zone, and you can help us get there! Please read on for information on our budget and programs and how helping us get to our Giving Tuesday goal of $10,000 will help us make a huge impact!
The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We do not receive any government funding or financial assistance except the occasional grant. We rely solely on donations! That’s why we need your support! We cannot keep our doors open and continue to save animals without your generosity.
The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County Programs and budget:
- Trap-Neuter-Return of community cats: Spaying and neutering more than 1,025 feral cats since the beginning of 2019; budget: $67,200 per year ($35 per cat. 1,092 cats per year)
- Life Rides Transport Program: Transporting over 250 at-risk animals out of Valdosta and to the safety of other no-kill rescues in 2019; budget: $50,000 per year ($75 per animal for vetting, food, etc. plus gas and transportation funds for each transport)
- LASSIE (Lowndes Alternative to Shelter Surrender Information Exchange): Providing assistance to families in need who would otherwise have to surrender their pet to the shelter, putting it at risk of euthanasia; budget: $18,000 per year
- Citizen Assist Spay/Neuter Program: Providing free spay/neuter services for cats and dogs of Lowndes county residents on government assistance; budget: $18,720 ($1,560 per month for 12 dogs and 10 cats)
- Kitten/neonatal program: Saving bottle baby and orphaned kittens who would otherwise be euthanized; budget: $20,000 per year ($200 per kitten for supplies, food, and vetting)
- Adoption program: Rescuing animals at risk of euthanasia from the shelter, vetting and caring for them until they can be adopted; budget: $25,000 ($250 per pet annually)
- Building maintenance and operations: budget: $44,000
We will be announcing exciting activities and more ways to get involved leading up to Giving Tuesday along with some opportunities the week of! Be sure to join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so you won’t miss a thing! Can’t wait to get started? Give NOW!