SAVE UPLAND ANIMAL SHELTER!

$50,201 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 1,040 people in 40 months
Andy Peterson
for Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc.
 UPLAND, CA
Upland Animal Services and volunteers have created and sustain one of the most beloved animal shelters in the Inland Empire.   This progress is at risk and the shelter could become a high-kill "dog pound" without your help!

Due to financial challenges within the City of Upland, Upland Animal Services' budget was cut drastically on July 27, 2015. This represents a 41% reduction over last year’s budget.

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is initiating a major fundraising program to ensure that this cut does not negatively affect the quality of care of homeless pets awaiting their forever homes at the shelter.  

Without additional funding, this cut will cause significant impacts to Upland Animal Services' ability to care for animals taken into the shelter, retain and hire quality animal control personnel and shelter staff, keep volunteers and community partners, and maintain the service levels that citizens of Upland and nearby communities have come to value. 

The City has said that shelter hours could be reduced and staff could be laid off as early as October. However, these changes would only account for a part of the total reduction and more will be necessary.

Since opening in its current location in 2010, the shelter has consistently been underfunded and operates at an incredibly low net cost of approximately $500,000 per year.   For example, kennels are primarily cleaned by individuals on work release on most days.  While the shelter is grateful for the help, this arrangement has some serious drawbacks.  One is that having a "revolving door" of different, untrained kennel attendants each day means animals are at a higher risk for spread of disease.   Another is that on some days, no work release individuals are assigned to the shelter.  On those days, shelter staff are diverted away from their primary roles to instead clean kennels, which means other services, programs, and initiatives suffer. 

Despite these challenges, the shelter has high adoption rates and low euthanasia rates.   In 2007, 680 animals were adopted and 635 were euthanized.  This represented a 47% euthanasia rate.  Contrast this with 2014 where 1416 animals were adopted and 416 were euthanized.  The euthanasia rate was reduced to 23%.  The statistical difference is astounding, and the lives saved are real.  We want to see this progress continue!

However, cutting almost half the budget will devastate this progress and ultimately result in the deaths of healthy, adoptable pets.  We need your help to avoid this intolerable and unbearable outcome. 

CBSLA Coverage of Outcome:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/07/28/city-council-cuts-more-than-300k-in-funding-from-upland-animal-shelter/

Our goal is to raise enough money to create a sustainable revenue stream to maintain and improve the current adoption rates and service level within the community, while further lowering the euthanasia rate.   In addition, new programs such as sponsoring spaying/neutering and TNR (Trap, Neuter & Release) need to be developed and implemented to minimize the number of animals entering the shelter each year. 
We sincerely thank everyone who came out to support the shelter at the recent rally and voice their concerns at the City Council meeting on July 27.  We also thank those who have found us on Facebook and have expressed their support from afar.  This show of support is amazing and we are even more motivated than ever to find ways to assist the Upland Animal Shelter in helping the animals in our community.

CBSLA Coverage of Rally:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/3273491-animal-activists-fight-funding-cuts-to-upland-shelter

All donations are tax deductible and go directly to Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc., our certified 501(c)(3) charity.  Friends is a 100% volunteer organization without any paid staff.

Please donate so we can help those that cannot help themselves.  






                        Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc.
                                1275 San Bernardino Road
                                      Upland, CA 91786
            Online: www.friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org
      www.facebook.com/FriendsOfUplandAnimalShelter
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Losing your pet can be a traumatic and even tragic event. Owners often protect their pets with collars and ID tags. Unfortunately, these are not foolproof and dogs and cats can still get lost. Collars can break or fall-off, leaving your beloved pet among the countless, unidentified lost strays at animal shelters.

This can be prevented with a microchip which is an implantable chip that has a unique identification number to help reunite you with your lost pet. The chip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is implanted under your pet’s skin in a method similar to a routine vaccine. The unique identification number is registered with the microchip company along with the owner’s information. When an animal is scanned the microchip number comes up and the finder can then contact the microchip company for the owner’s information.

The American Humane Association has estimated that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Studies by the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine showed that in animals with microchips cats were 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners and dogs were 2.5 times more likely to be reunited than animals without microchips.

In order for the microchip to work it is imperative that you register the chip and keep your contact information up to date. Although the microchip process is reliable it is ultimately dependent on the owner to ensure the agency has current contact information.

All dogs adopted from Friends of Upland Animal Shelter are microchipped as a part of the overall adoption process and fee. Microchipping is also offered for cats.

In addition, any pet can be microchipped for a fee of $30.00, including registration at the Upland Animal Shelter on Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 5:00 pm. For dog owners that live in Upland and have a currently licensed dog the microchip fee is free due to the generosity of the Landecena Foundation.



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As we prepare to close out 2016 and move to 2017 we would like to take a moment and thank everyone that has supported Friends throughout the year. Your commitment to the animals is evident through the strong volunteer presence, donations of food, litter and supplies, adoptions and ongoing financial support. Your dedication has allowed us to touch the lives of thousands of animals throughout 2016.
There is still time to make a year- end, tax deductible gift to help with immediate needs at the shelter.

In addition, the 2nd Chance Thrift Store continues to thrive as a direct result of donations from the community and patronage of the store. There is always something new and unique to find when shopping at the Thrift Store.

Above all else thank you for your continued partnership, encouragement and your unwavering support of the animals.
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Did you know that Friends of Upland Animal Shelter offers off-site adoptions? Friends has partnered with PetCo in both Montclair and Mira Loma to showcase our adoptable cats. At any given time 4-8 cats and kittens are housed in the two locations while waiting for their forever home. This partnership helps to extend our kennel space and also helps to share our animals with people who may not know about the shelter.

In addition, volunteers take dogs to the PetCo in Montclair on specific Saturdays during the month from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This event gives the dogs a day out and a chance to practice their manners with all the people they see throughout the day.

PetCo has been a consistent adoption partner and also came to our rescue recently with the donation of Grain Free dog food for our dogs on special diets.

We are very thankful for our relationship with PetCo and greatly appreciate everything they do to support the animals and the shelter.
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This Holiday Season Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is hosting multiple events to increase awareness of the shelter and to raise money to support the care of the animals.

On Tuesday, November 29th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm please join us at the Shelter for our Tree Lighting and Give Big Party. There will be door prizes, an ugly sweater contest, treats and a special holiday gift shop. Stop by to shop, visit the animals and help raise money for the shelter all while having fun too.

The Second Chance Thrift Store is hosting a Mini Parking Lot Sale every Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10am to 3pm and will have new and unique items arriving each week. We have a large variety of Holiday decorations as well as clothing, home accessories and craft supplies.

In addition, Friends is once again hosting a Holiday Pet Portrait event at the shelter on December 9th from 12pm-2pm, December 11 from 10am-3pm and December 12th from 2pm-6pm. The photos will be taken by True Emotions Photography and are $20 for a 5X7 photo of your pet which will be framed and ready to take home. Space is limited and appointments can be made in person at the shelter or by calling (909) 931-4185.


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Lorrie Renwick Haner
39 months ago
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Can we get this to Ellen And Rachel Ray somehow??

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Roxanne Basica
39 months ago
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Let's do this Upland! We just did $20 per month!Thank you for the best little girl dog we ever had! Love our rescue!

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Roxanne Basica
39 months ago
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Like the ICE BUCKET challenge, We challenge every pet lover in Upland to donate $5 per family member, furry friends included, to this SAVE THE SHELTER campaign! Please post a comment here if you supported this Gofundme/UplandAnimalShelter campaign!

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Andy Peterson
39 months ago
1
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We certainly hope to get coverage by Ellen and Rachel. If you know anyone who can help us get on either show, please let us know!

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Amanda House
39 months ago
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$40 :) join us as well in our group for missing pets. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissingDogs.HighlandPark.EagleRock/

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McKayla Koller
13 months ago

You could try to contact some shelters in northern Minnesota, I know they usually have room

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On Time Limo
39 months ago

Lets help them out upland

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Roxanne Basica
39 months ago

Let's do this Upland! $5 donation from every resident would be Awesome! Can we raise 1.0 m?

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Andy Miller III
39 months ago

Is Upland City Counsel going to rape them of half the proceeds of this too?

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Steven Bozeman
39 months ago

I can't believe all this funding for our animals is being cut so that our useless police can have more SUVs and Chargers. Save the animals, defund frivolous police spending!

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Terri Howell
39 months ago

I made a donation yesterday. Is there a way to set up a regular monthly donation?

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Simas Zalys
39 months ago

I support you we all people love animals so we need to help them as well.

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Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

#SavetheUplandShelter

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Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

Try tweeting the celebrities you follow or other potential donors!

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Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

May wanna set up a twitter and use this https://www.crowdchirp.com/

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Keri Michelle
39 months ago

Any tentative fundraiser plans??

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$50,201 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 1,040 people in 40 months
Created July 29, 2015
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6 months ago

GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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Teddy Thompson
6 months ago

Thank you for taking care of animals in need!

Lorrie Renwick Haner
39 months ago
8
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Can we get this to Ellen And Rachel Ray somehow??

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Roxanne Basica
39 months ago
4
4

Let's do this Upland! We just did $20 per month!Thank you for the best little girl dog we ever had! Love our rescue!

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Roxanne Basica
39 months ago
1
1

Like the ICE BUCKET challenge, We challenge every pet lover in Upland to donate $5 per family member, furry friends included, to this SAVE THE SHELTER campaign! Please post a comment here if you supported this Gofundme/UplandAnimalShelter campaign!

+ Read More
Andy Peterson
39 months ago
1
1

We certainly hope to get coverage by Ellen and Rachel. If you know anyone who can help us get on either show, please let us know!

+ Read More
Amanda House
39 months ago
1
1

$40 :) join us as well in our group for missing pets. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MissingDogs.HighlandPark.EagleRock/

+ Read More
McKayla Koller
13 months ago

You could try to contact some shelters in northern Minnesota, I know they usually have room

+ Read More
On Time Limo
39 months ago

Lets help them out upland

+ Read More
Roxanne Basica
39 months ago

Let's do this Upland! $5 donation from every resident would be Awesome! Can we raise 1.0 m?

+ Read More
Andy Miller III
39 months ago

Is Upland City Counsel going to rape them of half the proceeds of this too?

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Steven Bozeman
39 months ago

I can't believe all this funding for our animals is being cut so that our useless police can have more SUVs and Chargers. Save the animals, defund frivolous police spending!

+ Read More
Terri Howell
39 months ago

I made a donation yesterday. Is there a way to set up a regular monthly donation?

+ Read More
Simas Zalys
39 months ago

I support you we all people love animals so we need to help them as well.

+ Read More
Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

#SavetheUplandShelter

+ Read More
Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

Try tweeting the celebrities you follow or other potential donors!

+ Read More
Timothy Robert Strathman
39 months ago

May wanna set up a twitter and use this https://www.crowdchirp.com/

+ Read More
Keri Michelle
39 months ago

Any tentative fundraiser plans??

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