Special Funds Provide Essential Services
The Almost Home Humane Society has a variety of special funds that are strictly used for specific purposes. You can learn more about them in this section. Thank you for your support!
Injured Animal Fund
For humanitarian reasons, the Humane Society Inc. an agreement in 1978 with the Purdue University Small Animal Teaching Hospital to meet the need for rapid veterinary medical attention for critically injured pets whose owners could not be immediately identified. This agreement set forth the provisions under which these pets could be treated, and their suffering relieved. In July 1999, the Injured Animal Fund agreement was amended to include treatment for pets with non-critical injuries or illnesses. The basic level of treatment has been increased to include diagnostic procedures such as radiographs and blood tests. With this expansion some area veterinarians have also assist in the treatment of these animals.
The benefits to Purdue are that veterinary students are exposed to as many acute veterinary and surgical problems as possible. Benefits to the Humane Society are that pets have access to emergency treatment necessary to relieve pain and suffering, and to sustain life for a reduced cost. Even though Purdue is generous in the discounts offered on pets through this program, there are still expenses involved. The Humane Society established the Injured Animal Fund to finance this program.
Funding for the Injured Animal Fund agreement is not part of the Humane Society's yearly operating budget. It is obtained solely through our annual bowling fund-raiser Strike Out Suffering and through specifically earmarked donations. Due to the success of the Strike Out Suffering bowling events, the Injured Animal Fund has been expanded giving more pets a chance to recover and find a permanent, loving home through our adoption program.
Strike Out Suffering bowling event is held in early March at Star Lanes, Lafayette. Watch our calendar of events for details close to the date.
If you would like to donate specifically to this fund, please mark your donation Injured Animal Fund. Thank you for your support!
SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
Effective January 1, 2004, TCHS began spaying and neutering all of our animals prior to adoption. Although the adoption fee covers some of the expense and local veterinarians have been very helpful, this service still is still expensive for us.
If you are interested in helping us cover the costs of the procedures, you are invited to make donations specifically for spays and neuters.
The following shows you how your money can help:
$25 covers the cost of one male cat neuter
$50 covers the cost of one female cat spay
$55 covers the cost of one male dog neuter
$75 covers the cost of one female dog spay
Spaying and neutering will help us address the overwhelming animal overpopulation problem at the root level.
In 7 years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats
In 2006, TCHS took in 5,516 animals. Of those, only 623 were reclaimed by their owners. Spaying and neutering is the first step in helping stop the pet overpopulation explosion. It is up to us to make sure we do what we can to help. Please have your pets spayed and neutered and help educate others about the importance of spaying and neutering.