CALL TO ACTION ! - An organization is only as strong as its Supporters!
Almost Home needs to secure a safe location for our residents. We need to raise funds to make this happen.
Dear Almost Home Supporters, Community, Family: There are still many unknowns as to the fate of our shelter and animals as we wait for the City of Southfield's decision on which group will run this building, serving as the City of Southfield's Animal Control services.
Sadly, our philosophy with the City no longer aligns as they have to become extremely hostile and wanting to euthanize any animal they label an "aggressive breed". It is evident that the City no longer wants to be a No Kill and we URGENTLY need to raise funds for a new building.
We were informed on March 21st, 2019 that the building we operate in is being put up for public bid without prior knowledge. We have served successfully in a Never-Kill shelter for the past 13 years. We don't want to leave. However, we have no choice. We fear if we do not secure a location in the next month all these animals will be put to their death.
We must, however, take multiple approaches/actions right now in an effort to prepare for an array of potential outcomes. This is where we need your help:
1) FOSTER/ADOPT/SHARE - We encourage everyone who has been itching to add to their family, either as a foster or forever home, to let go of any indecisiveness. PLEASE KNOW: NOW IS THE TIME. YOU ARE NEEDED! Please allow Almost Home's current situation to be the healthy push that assists you off the fence. To prepare for the worst, we MUST find our animals homes now, especially our dogs who need to be in child-free, pet-free homes. Those dogs wait for the longest and are at the biggest risk for euthanasia if we cannot find a new building or place to go.
3) DONATE -donations be made directly to Almost Home, at:almosthomeanimals.org/donate/ ) Or on this GoFund me page!
Our animals require food, medical care, vaccines, microchips, heartworm prevention, behavioral training, among many other expenses. We NEVER have a surplus of funds. That's not how it works doing hard Non-Profit work. When we receive donations, we use them to pay off the current debt we hold to vet offices/hospitals, etc. This is why we are often begging on facebook for monetary support when we get extreme cases of abuse/neglect when financial support is desperately needed.
YOUR DONATION toward a new shelter for us WILL HELP ALMOST HOME KEEP OUR ANIMALS SAFE FROM DEATH. Our fundraising efforts have always tirelessly gone year round in order to accomplish the expensive work that a *NO-KILL* mission always requires.
4) CAMPAIGN - Please SIGN and SHARE our Petition to stay in the Southfield Animal Shelter building. We have currently over 35,000 signatures in just a couple weeks. Please ask your friends and family to sign in order to shine a large spotlight on how much Almost Home and the Never-Kill mission is wanted, treasured, and insisted upon. SIGN HERE:https://www.change.org/p/city-of-southfield-please-keep-alm…
In closing, one of our volunteers said it best: The animals we care for are NOT just shelter orphans, that can be carelessly put to death if they get in the way. THEY TRULY ARE OUR OWN PETS TO THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS UNTIL THEY FIND THEIR FOREVER HOMES.
How much would you fight for the life of your own family pets at home? THAT IS HOW MUCH WE WILL FIGHT FOR THE ANIMALS IN OUR CARE. WE ARE THEIR ADVOCATES. WE ARE THEIR VOICES. They are OUR Family Members who love us and we love them. They are never too much trouble to serve. We are NOT HALF-HEARTED animal lovers. It's time to rise together and form forgiving, constructive, and positive plans for all animals.