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In addition to fundraising for the thousands of animals the Houston SPCA saves each year, I would like to dedicate my efforts to my good friend and coworker, Alice Dickel. Alice tragically lost her life while responding to a cruelty call. Please consider donating in her honor.
If you know me, you know that my love for animals pretty much outweighs my love for anything else. (Ok, almost anything else.) Those of you who know me through social media are probably acutely aware of my propensity for opining on animal issues that I find to be noteworthy. Those of you who know me personally have likely endured my incredibly absurd 'animal voice' any time I stumble upon a furry or feathered thing. I can't control myself. I'm sorry. (I'm not sorry.)
Regardless of what you think of me and my feelings towards animals, if you've made it this far down the page, you're probably a fan of them too. And anyone who is a fan of animals will understand the plight of homeless pets all over the United States. Here in Houston, we have a constant influx of animals being surrendered to or seized by the SPCA. The staff and volunteers here and at the Wildlife Center of Texas work tirelessly to improve the welfare of every single animal we encounter.
Being a non-profit has its benefits for sure, but it also means that we don't survive unless members of the public (read: YOU!) support us. The reason we choose to do a Virtual Walk is because it means that so much more of the money raised can go directly to helping the animals. Without the overhead costs of organizing a physical event, we get to focus on helping the animals in our care.
And with that, I get to the awkward part of asking you for money.
I have set my goal at $1000, but I won't complain if I go over, I promise. As a point of reference, each animal that gets adopted out of the shelter receives an exam, vaccinations, deworming, a microchip, is spayed or neutered and tested for heartworm. The adopter receives a complementary exam at a VCA hospital as well as a bag of food from Hill's Science Diet. Each one of these packages is worth around $400, and the most any animal costs to adopt is $195.
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I (and the animals) would be eternally grateful if you could find it in your hearts (and wallets) to support me with a donation by selecting the green "Support Me" button located above the Goal Thermometer.
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