During the past few years, I’ve taken part in the Maryland SPCA March for the Animals. It’s a fundraiser the Maryland SPCA does every spring and it’s the largest event they put on. The money raised goes towards medical care, toys, food and other items the shelter animals needs until they find a forever home.
The MD SPCA doesn’t receive any money from the local government and depends solely on donations to keep the place running. They aren’t part of the ASPCA, as many people get confused thinking that all shelters are tied together. They aren’t. In most cases, local shelters don’t see a dime from those sad ASPCA commercials you see. That’s why I like to keep my money local and donate directly to the shelters.
My goal this year is to try and raise $800. It sounds like a lot but if everyone just donated a few bucks here and there, I’ll be able to reach it in no time! Here’s a little breakdown on just how your money can help the animals:
$11 pays for one feline leukemia test
$25 vaccinates 20 dogs for kennel cough
$43 provides flea treatment and heartworm protection for a dog
$100 spay surgery for a cat
$300 pays for an animal’s care at our adoption center until it is adopted. Includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, food, and care.
If you’d like to donate you can use this link which will take you to a safe and secure website! I just want to thank everyone in advance who decides to donate. Even if you can’t give money, just spreading the word will help a lot!