Feb 08, 2023
What can 24 pallets of donated pet meals do? It may well join a neighborhood, construct a neighborhood, and preserve the people in that neighborhood fed and protected.
In 2022, APA! turned a benefiting associate of a program created by the Humane Society of the US and Chewy that connects Chewy’s warehouse returns to shelter companions in want. This collaboration has helped construct upon our increasing PASS (Optimistic Various to Shelter Give up) program, which has seen excessive development over the previous couple of years.
A big supply that we welcomed to our predominant location will make its method throughout Austin in just a few phases. First, our mates at Austin Humane Society have collected eight pallets that can assist inventory certainly one of their quarterly meals banks. Subsequent, a number of partnering organizations—a number of rescues, meals pantries, and municipal companions—will come to APA! to load up provides to help their efforts. And at last, APA! will welcome neighborhood members in must load up provides that will imply the distinction between conserving their pet or having to rehome.
When a neighborhood member is going through onerous occasions, they could discover themselves having to make the onerous and heartbreaking resolution to discover a new dwelling for his or her beloved pet. The final three years have been an eye-opener for therefore many, and for APA!, we noticed the hole our neighborhood, and communities past Austin, have in offering help for a household that features pets. Our PASS program, which had been quietly working within the background for years, shifted to a program that we acknowledged wanted quick development and that we would have liked to deliver to the foreground of operations—so we may help individuals and pets in our neighborhood, and preserve households collectively.
In 2022, this “little program that would” raised over $44,000 for neighborhood members who wanted medical help or pet deposit help to be able to preserve their pet, distributed over $300,000 value of provides and meals to numerous shelters and rescue companions, fulfilled 400+ particular person pet pantry orders which served over 1500 pet members of the family and, when rehoming a pet was the best choice for all events, intaked somewhat over 1000 pets, sometimes, instantly into foster properties.
We’re honored to be a central hub associate for the HSUS and Chewy donation program as a method to proceed to help our neighborhood members after they want a serving to hand.