We are so incredibly thankful to each one of our supporters and followers. With your help we rescued and cared for more animals in 2014 than any other year, all on a similar budget to other years. In all, thanks to your donations, 714 animals were rescued and found shelter. Our euthanasia rate was again very very low, this year it was less than 8%. We did have hundreds of animals surrendered for the Last Act of Kindness program who do not counted towards our euthanasia rate, however, out of the horses surrendered into the Last Act of Kindness program, 29 of them were able to be rehabilitated and adopted into loving homes! We are so thankful that we kept 714 animals from potentially entering the slaughter pipeline. We can’t thank our adopters enough who opened their hearts and homes to animals at the shelter in 2014.
Our total estimated 2014 donations were $250,000. How was that money used? Over 58% went to purchasing horses and other animals from auctions, sheltering, vet care and feeding them. With 4 paid staff including a horse trainer to make the horses more adoptable, and many volunteers, 19% of our budget went to staff. Shelter operations and our shelter lease took up the rest. We are very proud of the hard work we do to make sure that each dollar you donate is put hard to work helping so many animals. To see the graph bigger, click on it.
Again, we cannot thank you for making 2014 such a great year! Starting in 2015, our visitor hours to view animals for adoptions are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 – 5:00. Our shelter will be available Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 5:00 to answer your questions over the telephone and surrendering animals.
We look forward to partnering with you to help make 2015 an even more amazing year!