In 2011, Gwinnett County Animal Care and Control euthanized 1,858 dogs and 2,072 cats – on average, 36 dogs and 40 cats every week. Despite the best efforts of GCACC staff and local rescues, the number of companion animals entering the shelter far exceeds the number of available homes. Adoption alone cannot solve this problem. We must increase the number of animals spayed and neutered to reduce unwanted litters.
In response to this problem, Society of Humane Friends of Georgia is launching the Gwinnett Community Pet Project. GCPP is an outreach project to reach communities that may have limited access to veterinary care or knowledge of responsible ownership practices. Through GCPP, we will partner with these communities to offer free vaccinations, pet food, supplies, and most importantly, free or greatly reduced cost spaying and neutering services. We will also work to educate the residents about the importance of responsible ownership and the pet overpopulation problem. We know that people of all income levels and backgrounds love their pets, and we want to help give them the knowledge and tools to keep them healthy and safe.
We held our first outreach event on March 9th, 2013 at Smokecreek Mobile Home Park in Snellville, GA. Our second event, on May 4th, 2013, was held at Gwinnett Estates Mobile Home Park in Loganville, GA. Both events were highly successful, vaccinating well over 100 dogs and cats and spaying and neutering close to 50 animals. Our next event will be held in fall 2013.
Donations of dry dog and cat food, leashes, collars, dewormers, flea control medication, and other supplies are all needed to reach out to the Gwinnett communities that need it the most. Funds to provide free spays and neuters to cats and dogs are desperately needed. Volunteers, especially veterinarians and vet technicians are needed on-site during the outreaches to provide vaccinations and provide information.
We are also seeking individual and corporate sponsors for the program to provide ongoing support. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We never want to turn an animal away, but to help them all, we need your help! Society of Humane Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.
$10 vaccinates one dog or cat $25 buys supplies for one spay or neuter $70 fully funds one spay or neuter $100 buys leashes and collars for an event $250 provides pet food for an event $500 funds the clinic for one whole day
Please help us help the animals and the people who love them – we can't do it without you!
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