The Humane Society has been working with veterinary clinics, pet supply stores, and other businesses to create off-site adoption venues. In each of these locations, a bank of cages is set up which houses a small selection of ready-to-adopt Humane Society cats and kittens. If you visit the Tacoma PetSmart and Petco, you'll see them there! Tacoma's Metropolitan Vet hosts our cats and kittens too.
So far, the program has been quite successful, and in the past year, over 1000 cats have found homes through these satellite locations.
It works so well because it brings the cats closer to more people. The less people have to travel , the more convenient it is, and that makes them more likely to adopt. Also, some people have some pretty out-dated notions of what shelters are all about, so adopting from an off-site location can be more appealing to them.
The Humane Society is hoping to increase the number of these off-site adoption venues, because by doing that, they'll increase the number of adoptions. Pierce County is huge, and the larger they can cast the net, the more people they can reach.
Of course there is a cost to the expansion of this program. And shuttling the cats and kittens to these locations each day has a price, too. All the money we raise today, will be dedicated to this very important program.
Once again, thanks to our Awesome Anonymous Donor, we've got another incredible $3000 matching donation challenge on the table. She'll be matching our donations dollar-for-dollar until they reach the $3000 cap.
It's a big challenge, and I want us to have plenty of time to reach it, so it will end at midnight Pacific Time tonight.
SO, if you donate now, your dollars count twice as much, and you'll be supporting the off-site adoption program! That's a win-win situation, don't you think?
To make your tax-deductible donation, please visit our fundraising page.
Thank you once again, Awesome Anonymous Donor. Your generosity has inspired so many others to give. We would be MUCH further away from our seventy-five squillion goal without your help.
Thanks to all who have helped make that total rise. We're getting so close now!!