I am walking in Strut Your Mutt on behalf of Friends of Clay County Animals, Inc again this year!
FOCCA is an all-volunteer advocate group who raises money to save the lives of medically needy animals in Clay County. The majority of our donations are used to save those who are abused, neglected and/or abandonded with excessive medical issues at the only county shelter in Clay. The county has limited funding and therefore, can only provide basic vetting. The animals we step up to help are ones who would most likely be euthanized due to the lack of funding available to help them! Since we help an-open admissions county shelter which takes in thousands of dogs/cats annually, our expenses are vast and ongoing. Our expenses have currently been ranging between $6-11K/month. Our only source of funds comes from donations and fundraisers like this!
Unfortunately, we raised $28K LESS in donations than we paid out in expenses last year! Thank goodness we had money in reserves from preivious years, but there is no way can continue to help to the extent we have been without additional help! We are a very dedicated, but SMALL group.
We believe that EVERY animal deserves a 2nd chance, even those who are abandoned with expensive medical issues. It is our goal to give them ALL that chance!!! 100% of every penny donated to FOCCA is used to save lives in Clay!
These are just a few of the things we do to help:
*Buy heartworm meds for the shelter-the treatment is given there, but we fund it
*Pay local vets for issues which can't be handled at CCAS like surgeries, illnesses, diagnostics including senior issues.
*Some foster care-we will buy KMR and supplies for kittens, special food for seniors/special diets
*Medical equipment and supplies for the shelter-items needed to improve the lives of the shelter animals but not provided by county funding
*Boarding- we board animals temporarily to make space and offer rescues 2 weeks of free boarding when they pull a CCAS dog
*Rescue donations- when a rescue pulls a needy animal from Clay, we will offer them a donation or full cost of vetting to help them with the expenses involved
PLEASE consider helping these animals who need us most by donating to this walk! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT!!!