Animal Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer (absolutely no paid employees), animal rescue group.
When we began our mission in 1997, we were fostering animals in our homes and in a small outdoor shelter. At that time, we housed an average of 20 to 25 dogs and 15 to 20 cats.
In August of 2000, we purchased property consisting of 10 acres of land on Three Mile Hill in Mount Pleasant, Pa, that already had a building perfect for our needs with 4,000 square feet of space.
With our new shelter, we currently house approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats. We are primarily a cage less shelter. This makes for happier and better socialized dogs.
Since we are now caring for many more homeless pets, our workload has more than quadrupled. We are hoping that, after renovations to our new shelter, we will be able to get volunteers to help with the endless (but rewarding) work.
Every adult animal we place is spayed or neutered, examined by a veterinarian and given all recommended vaccinations. Those adopting puppies or kittens must sign a contract stating that they will have the puppy or kitten spayed or neutered between 6 and 7 months of age. This is an effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals and to prevent the euthanasia of animals whose only crime was being born. Our contract also states that, if the adoption does not work out, the pet must be returned to us so that we will be assured of the well-being of the animal for life.
The costs involved in accepting an adult animal (over 6 months old) into our shelter averages $100.00 for spaying, neutering, vaccinations, and worming. The costs are much greater when an animal comes to us injured or ill. Also, bear in mind that an animal remains, on an average, in our care for 6 months. In that period of time, it will consume over $120.00 in food.
There is a $85.00 adoption fee for dogs and a $60.00 adoption fee for cats. As you can see, the adoption fees we receive don't come close to covering the cost of readying and keeping an animal prior to adoption. A refund of $30.00 for dogs and $20.00 for cats is given once the adopter sends proof of spaying or neutering.
The cost of operating our shelter averages $4,560.00 per month. This includes pet foods, litter, medicines, utilities, ordinary vet bills (spays/neuters, vaccinations, leukemia testing, etc.), gas and insurance on our van, supplies, and refunds on puppy and kitten adoptions. This does not include the mortgage, routine maintenance on the shelter, and extraordinary vet bills. Our average monthly income is $3,262.00. We desperately need your help!
We are also continuing to gather supplies for our construction/renovation projects. If anyone has any connections, or would be willing to donate supplies or labor, please let us know. Any donations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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