Helping Hooves, Paws, & Claws

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Mission Statement

An Animal Welfare Program as a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization focused on community responsivenes to the needs of animal care including, both in home care, medical care, and foster care, offering assistance in education, training, solutions and the support of compassion for all animals, including companion animals, exotic pets and wildlife. Our comprehensive animal programs focuse on animal’s life with compassion. We go to great lengths to keep animals out of shelters and rescue programs by responding to thousands of calls from people seeking advice about animals and problems. Thanks to the participation of many local veternarians and shelters we may be able to offer an alternatives to those in need. Each year thousands of children and adults learn to respect and understand animal’s thorough educational programs. Presentations and facility tours are available throughout the year. The donated or rented work space an organization enjoys will almost always strengthen the organization. A twenty four hour animal assistance help ensures animals receive needed care for domestic or wildlife. Sponsor events each year for animal lovers. Including pet photos as just an example. Donations, your tax deductions, contributions help fund our program and services to the wellbeing and help for animals and people together in our community. Pet Trust Funds, including the care for animals in your will. Volunteer programs, the program depends on hundreds of volunteers to help us with everything from walking dogs to transporting animals to the veternarians if one is unable, to running special events, and being foster animal parents.    Objectives

1. Provide high standards of care for all animals. Provide equal opportunities for health care to animals with families on disability or limited income.

2. Lower the number of animals in adoption programs due to their care takers being sick, in the hospital, or loss of work.

3. Lower the number of animal’s euthanized do to the inabilities to afford veterinarian care.

4. Build on community awareness through educational programs.

5.Organize staff and volunteer groups for “Helping Hooves and Paws” to help in maintaining good care, returning animals to their homes or environments reducing animals going to shelters, euthanized or up for adoption by correcting problems, giving alternatives, or assisting in health care financial situations.

Goals and Results

1. Each year increasing the estimated average 150 number of animals that returned home by 100. Each year decrease the estimated average 3000 number of companion animals that are placed in shelters for adoption or euthanization by 300. Each year decrease the estimated number of 1000 wild animals not eligible for adoptions to be returned to nature or placed in an acceptable location by 100.

2. Reach out more education and awareness to the community with handouts and brochures that explain the deference in correcting or giving solutions to an animal problem before they are placed in animal shelters or euthanized. Allowing our Animal control officers, law officials, and judges a person or place to referre and direct persons with animal issues for evaluation, assistance, guidance, or solutions. 3. Each year increase by $10,000 or more the funding of veternarian services thru the program. The sale price of gift certificates and donations specified for health care, are paid to the veterinarian of service to reduce the number of euthinazation preformed do to families of limited income for needed health care of an animal or needed surgeries.

4.Increase each year by $10,000 or more special fund needs set aside to supply over looked needs; winter heat sources, fencing and fence repairs, generators for power outages, food for the hungry animals and other unexpected hardships a family may have that effects their pet during times of loss of income, personal illnesses, or acts of nature. Most people are unaware a aquarium of salt water fish during a power outage will all appear at the water surface gasping for air till they all die.

5. Reach out more educational awareness that there are more animals domesticated than just cats or dogs, families have fish, reptiles, Seeing Eye miniature horses, house kept and litter trained pigs and bunnies equivalent to the interaction and companionship of a dog or cat to a family member.

6. Reach out more education and awareness in areas of documentations on the benefit of animals to peoples well being mentally and physically. Our community recognizes Theuraputic riding programs and pets visiting nursing homes and the benefits. Noting there are programs to help the handicap in making their home handicap assessable but what about their barn or referring a trainer to retrain a horse to adapt to their owners newly special needs, or their loved dog that now needs additional consideration to adapting to the change of routine once the owner became limited.

7. Maintain and oversee a place for persons leaving trust funds for the care of their loved pet they left behind to be continued to be cared for as per their request and instructions.

8. Maintain a list of trained professionals for referrals and evaluations of an animal and/or situation that may arise. Maintain a list of specialist in the breed of animal in need for refferrals. 

Conclusion to Goals and Results

Our goals to reach out, evaluate and help find a solution or guidance to an animal problem will eliminate a lot of unnecessary removal of animals from loving homes, return loved animals to their original homes, eliminate a lot of animals placed in shelters and rescue programs, reduce the number of animals euthanized and placed in adoption, increase a high standard of caring and understanding to our community of animals through education, increase animal health care with assisting in unexpected cost do to accidents, unforeseen surgeries, or illnesses. Our goals to reach out will also prevent a lot of unnecessary grieving of families and elderly that have no family but their furry friends gone from their lives for unnecessary and preventable reasons. With these goals the result will not only help the animals but will help the people of our community in their physical and mental wellbeing as many articles on the effects of animals of any species in our lives as their caretakers has proven to be true.