Donations are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, and animal shelters are no different. Homeless pets are among some of the neediest creatures of all; often abandoned by their humans, they’re forced to rely on the help of strangers. During the holidays, donations to all charities surge, including animal shelters. But after the tree has been packed away and the gift wrap discarded, there are still millions of pets who need a save haven.
From the outside looking in, it can be difficult to assess the impact of a monetary donation. To those on the receiving end, the gift is literally a lifesaver.
Private sponsors are paying for Finley’s medical care, which totals $1,900 for his double knee repair.
A donation doesn’t have to be cold hard cash; it can also take the form of purchasing a calendar or t-shirt from the organization. Every method of donation is important for rescues, and not just fiscally. “All keep Northbound running not only financially but emotionally too,” Maia says. “When we know we have supporters that share our passion, we can push through the exhaustion and continue to make a difference.”