Thursday, June 18, 2009

ABC animal shelter open house brings
fundraising closer to 2009 goal

The ABC Animals Benefit Club, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in North Phoenix, held it’s second annual open house and fundraiser June 14. The fundraiser was done in order to ensure the continuous care and welfare of the dogs and cats at the sanctuary and to make sure the shelter is able to keep its doors open in these challenging economic times.

Over 180 guests attended the event, which focused on animal adoption, the art of being a foster parent to an animal in need and the goal to raise $ 60,000 from the event.

“We are about 20% closer to our 2009 target," said Andra Jeffress, president of the volunteer board of ABC during a TV interview Sunday. “We understand that times are hard for a lot of individuals, but they are even harder for a lot of animals, that get thoughtlessly left behind and abandoned by their owners. This is where ABC comes in and nurtures the animals at our sanctuary.”

The shelter needs another $48,000 to ensure continuity in the operation for 2009. Expenses have already been cut over 30% compared to prior years and the operation is running nearly on all volunteer efforts.

In addition to cash donations, ABC is looking for individuals to participate in the new monthly donor program, donations for goods (blankets, food, laundry detergent and other items), and mostly for good homes that want to adopt a dog or cats in need.

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