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Help save our animal shelter

$8,520 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 149 people in 6 months
Created May 29, 2018
This Eastside animal shelter is on the verge of closing its doors and needs our help!

You may have seen the story on the local news about the little shelter that could.  

Founded by pound volunteers, PAWS - Pound Animals Worth Saving - has been rescuing Valley animals. Since 2012, they've saved more than 7000 pets from euthanasia and helped them find loving, fur-ever homes. 

The shelter runs on the thinnest of margins and relies heavily on volunteers. Unfortunately, donations and adoption fees have not been enough to cover the expenses involved in maintaining the shelter.

Funds will be used to cover operating expenses and ensure the survival of the shelter. 

My daughters and I volunteer for the shelter, and I've seen how hard everyone there works and how passionate they are about saving animals. We've fostered multiple dogs and have adopted others, so I've seen the entire process first hand. Helping this organization has been hugely gratifying, and I want to see them not only survive, but succeed and flourish, as well. I am volunteering with them now to help them redo their website and launch a social media campaign.

Funds are needed urgently and will be sent directly to the shelter.

If you help, you will not only be saving the shelter but the thousands of abandoned pets who might never receive a second chance at life without their help.

Updates will be posted as they become available. Please share this campaign to help spread the message.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated for everything from fundraising to cleaning cages to cuddling cuties. Visit the shelter's new website for more information.

They are in the middle of rebranding, so you may see "P.A.W.S. Fur the Cause - Pound Animals Worth Saving", and "Desert Tails Shelter" used interchangeably during the transition. Numerous television appearances are scheduled that should help alleviate any concerns regarding this matter, but please let us know if you have any questions.

The video below is a student film project that was shot at the facility, so you can see what the shelter looks like and get an idea of what it means to connect with a new, four-legged best friend. 

 
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Thank you so much for the recent donations!!! Especially through the holidays... but these funds are going to some necessary Spay An Neuter‘s along with some treats bones and toys for the dogs for the holidays... thank you sooo much I can not say it enough
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We thought also to be completely transparent our shelter expenses are roughly 4,200$ monthly not including foods or medical cost of dogs. Food mostly we get donation based through a couple of great programs... Medical needs are thus far supported by donation and dog adoption fee turn around( this we need some support with ). The number above covers our rent our utilities trash and insurance... we are currently in the process of applying for some grants as well as signing up for other program assistance but all of this takes time we found an amazing lady that is offering to do grant writing and I’ve teamed up with a few local folks as far as great companies to sign up for to get support. We will definitely keep everybody posted on our website and social media when any of those due come through as we definitely will be excited... but in the meantime we have to continue to fund raise via community, fundraisers, social media begging, and donation drive... thank you for listening to our bag for help. We truly do appreciate it and need it thank you so much 100% goes to the support of these animals in our shelter
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I wanted to send a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts... to everyone that has donated, shared & supported us through this transitional journey. We have come so far and started building some great relationships. We still need quite a bit of help since we are all donation-based for the beautiful volunteer built shelter!!!! Anyone that lives local we would love to show you the shelter and welcome you down... we have a fundraiser coming up this weekend!!! Those of you that live out of state or cannot make it to our side of town you can always continue to donate or share this campaign and help in many other ways!!! We appreciate all of you animal lovers in supporters thank you so much
Our fundraiser with a fun twist
Our new logo
Coty 1 of our great available dogs
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Huge thank you to everyone who has donated and shared this campaign. As Adama posted, you guys are keeping this shelter open! They aren't quite out of the woods, yet (the amount I posted is what they do need to survive), but they are on their way. So thank you!

Also, just in from Winslow, they had to take in this lovely mama and her two adorable puppies. She's a good mama. All three will be needing homes in the coming weeks, as well as spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, deworming, and microchipping, all of which will cost about $350 for each puppy and $400 for Mama Jane. That's not even including food or care. (When we say every little bit helps, it really does!)

Please consider sharing this campaign to help us find sponsorship for Mama Jane and her pups. We'll be posting updates about them on the website ( http://deserttailsshelter.org) as we have them; there is a short video of her nursing there, as well. <3
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$8,520 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 149 people in 6 months
Created May 29, 2018
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