TAILS OF HOPE
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, GROVE CITY, WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY, AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $14,297
Tails of Hope (TOH) believes the world will be a better place when it values and ensures the well-being of companion animals, treating them with kindness and compassion. TOH exists to eliminate neglect, abuse, and suffering of animals resulting in improved and overall quality of animal life. TOH strives to impact pet over-population through spay/neuter programs and support of rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and education. In 2016, TOH opened at the Thomas M. O'Brien Animal Care Center to fulfill its mission and to honor Thomas M. O'Brien's love of animals and service to the community.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $10,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
- TOH’s Spay & Neuter Angel Program (SNAP) ensures that essential veterinary care services of spay/neuter and rabies vaccination are made reasonably available to household pets in our area. A sliding scale fee based on household and income is offered to qualified participants. A Military discount is also available.
- TOH’s Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program provides a critical veterinary package to community (homeless) feral cats who have no home and no potential for a home. TNR is the most humane and effective approach to improve the lives of feral cats, improve their relationships with the people who live near them, decrease the size of colonies over time, and prevent cats from entering shelters in the first place. Services are provided to colony caretakers/trappers at no charge.
- TOH’s Grub Club program distributes pet food to veterans and others in need.
- General donations are required to keep our doors open, purchase medical equipment/supplies, continue & grow Tails of Hope operations, acquire and retain high-quality staff, and continue vital services for our city shelters, local rescue groups, and individuals in our community who depend on our low-cost or no-cost programs.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Tails of Hope's challenges are not unique for a non-profit spay/neuter clinic which receives no federal, state, or local funding. There is a nationwide veterinarian (DVM) and Certified Vet Tech (CVT) shortage which makes a dramatic increase in funding vital to compete with for-profit, full-service veterinary clinics for acquiring additional veterinarian/s and certified clinic staff to increase our days of services and programs. Lack of spay/neuter is the root cause for pet overpopulation and animal entry or re-entry into shelters.