Our local rescues and shelters do so much good in our community and help support so many cats, dogs, rabbits, and turtles! These organizations get their funds mostly from fundraiser events like the Strut for Strays and Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. Large events like those happen once a year with some smaller fundraisers scattered throughout the rest of the year. The funds raised through these events go a long way in helping feed and care for all the animals in these shelters and rescues. Despite the fantastic support, sometimes these organizations fall on hard times or run short on certain supplies.
The following lists show what supplies each organization commonly needs. If you are ever in doubt about what to donate, you can always contact them to find out what they are in need of most at that moment. If you aren’t able to donate supplies, many of these rescues have a way to donate money on a one time or even a monthly basis. Fixed Furlife and the Quinte Humane Society are always looking for volunteers to foster cats. If you are in a position to help, you can submit a foster application for Fixed Furlife on their website or for the Humane Society you can stop in to drop off an application.
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Let’s show these rescues a whole lot of love and support so they can keep their doors open for as long as needed! If there are other shelters in your area, look on their website or give them a call to see what they might need. Also, keep your eye out for special fundraising events where donations are needed!