Cedar Valley Humane Society Hopes to Raise $30,000 in 30 Days
By Heather Hubbs, Reporter
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa-- If you have a dog or cat you know the cost of food, pet supplies, and vet bills can rack up quickly. Now imagine having 120 pets to care for on a daily basis. The Cedar Valley Humane Society relies entirely on donations to pay for the cost of caring for the animals in their shelter, and they currently need a little extra help. Cedar Valley Humane Society has launched a new fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $30,000 in 30 days.
The humane society is currently caring for 120 cats and dogs at the shelter. It costs $200-$300 on average to care for each of those animals during their stay. That covers food, vaccinations, spay or neuter surgery, routine medical care, and when needed critical care for animals who are sick or injured. In addition to these routine costs, the shelter needs to make some long overdue improvements.
Including replacing a septic system, the second one in a year.
This big bill is just one of many soon to come.
"We have a water pressure tank we need to replace. We need to get our vehicles updated with new tires. We also have some very old trees on the property that need taken care of, a lot of money will go to the animals as well."
People can donate on the humane society's website. Many are taking it a step further though and setting up their own fundraising pages.
This allows individuals to set a goal, and via email, facebook, and twitter they can ask their friends, family, and coworkers to donate.
While the campaign is mainly being done through social media, people can still send money the old fashioned way by sending a check in the mail.
7411 Mount Vernon Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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