Pets belong at home with the people who love them, not in shelters because times are tough.
But with times tougher than ever, more and more people are struggling, shelters and rescues across the country and in the Dallas Fort Worth area are feeling the impact. At just one shelter in the DFW metropolitan area, pet intakes increased by nearly 10%, last year, compared to 2021.
When families have trouble accessing resources and feel like there are no options, they are more likely to make desperate decisions and pets can end up being surrendered, even when they are so loved. Last year, a collective of area organizations, including ours, came together. Supported by CUDDLY, we provided almost 100,000 lbs of food, plus free medical services and supplies to local families. Even so, it was a drop in the bucket compared to the need.
That’s why we’ve committed to again participating in the DFW Pets Are Family events in 2023, with four events total. Our goal is to make the most impact by providing the community with what they need to stay together. Families shouldn’t be separated when all they need is a little bit of help.
Please consider donating an item off our wishlist today to provide that help. Sign up for Full Bowls Club at checkout to provide support for these events all year long.