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After two successful events in Dallas, Texas animal organizations need donations from the public to bring a day of free food and services to Fort Worth pet families, Saturday, December 10.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Supported by CUDDLY, a mission-driven company centered around the needs of rescued animals and the community focused programs that sustain them, several Texas based organizations are coming together to offer a day of free pet food, vaccines, microchips, and more to pet families in Fort Worth. Dubbed, “Fort Worth Pets Are Family Day,” it’s the first such event in the area, following two successful ones in Dallas.
Distributing more than 40,000lbs of food during each event and providing services that touched hundreds of families and their pets, the organizations hope to repeat this success in Fort Worth, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.
Though economic pressures and related issues such as food insecurity are up across the nation, Texas families have been especially impacted, and in Fort Worth alone an estimated 17 percent of households face challenges accessing nutritious food. These issues impact not only people, but pets as well and can often result in families making difficult decisions. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (FWACC), which receives animals from the area, has seen an increase in animals—more than 1,000 additional animals coming through its doors so far this fiscal year. The significant increase in animals has stressed their already maxed resources and despite their hard work, FWACC’s live release rate, or the percentage of animals that leave their care alive, decreased to 87 percent through this August, down from just over 96 percent for the same period last year.
Keeping pets at home, when they already have families who love them, is a key component to preventing shelter crowding and the impact often felt by the organizations who are faced with it. Despite the critical need, these events are not funded through any government initiative—they are made possible entirely through the willingness of the participating organizations and the generosity of donors who care about pets and their families. Participating organizations hope to again raise 40,000lbs of food from such individuals to ensure everyone who needs support receives it.
The window for donations is short, with the most urgent need right now to ensure all supplies arrive in time for distribution. Donors can contribute to lead partners SPCA of Texas and Spay Neuter Network via CUDDLY, the only wishlist platform dedicated exclusively to the needs of animals and a partner in these events since their inception. Their wishlists and most needed items are available to donate here and here. Partners Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank, Saving Hope Animal Rescue, and Rahr to the Rescue will also be on hand with additional resources, as well as volunteer support from corporate partners.
The “Pets are Family” event will be at the Bob Bolen Complex (505 W Felix St, Fort Worth, TX 76115) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies and services are first come, first served while they last.
About CUDDLY: CUDDLY is a fundraising and wishlist platform dedicated to helping animal organizations worldwide, while supporting over 3,500 non-profit animal shelters across the United States. The for-good startup seeks to help all animals find a healthy life and a loving home. Through CUDDLY, animal lovers can purchase and give in a modern, transparent way, via wishlist and monetary donations. CUDDLY also provides fundraising and marketing support, as well as valuable community business tools, to help support the important initiatives of animal welfare organizations. For more information, please visit cuddly.com.
About SPCA of Texas: The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, two spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. The organization does not euthanize animals for time or space. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.
About Spay Neuter Network: Spay Neuter Network’s mission is to eliminate pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats. This mission is accomplished by providing free and affordable spay/neuter, wellness and vaccination services for dogs and cats across North Texas. Our goal is to reduce shelter intake and create compassionate communities free of homeless pets. Spay Neuter Network operates three spay/neuter clinics, a surgery transport service for those with limited transportation, and a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH) in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding 13 counties where we provide affordable pet vaccinations, sterilizations and pet care resources to more than 20 cities. Spay Neuter Network performs more than 25,000 surgeries annually and provides wellness and preventative services for an additional 50,000 pets each year at little to no cost to pet owners in North Texas. To learn more about Spay Neuter Network or donate, visit spayneuternet.org.
About Fort Worth Animal Care and Control: Helping residents stay safe through pet education and services. Programs work to reduce the stray pet population, minimize the threat of diseases and prevent injuries caused by animals. Committed to providing compassionate care for all pets, adoption and fostering programs.
About Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank: As the only pet food bank in North Texas, Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank (DF2FM) envisions a community in which all pet owners are able to feed their pets. To not duplicate services offered by other organizations or agencies, DF2FM acts as a conduit through which donated pet food reaches families in need. DF2FM manage the collection of pet food and allocation to distribution partners around the area, who then in turn distribute it through their normal channels to their clients.
About Saving Hope Animal Rescue: At Saving Hope we would love to see that every animal knows love and kindness. No animals should have to endure needless pain and suffering. We are providing a voice to those that need it most. The animals that sit chained up with limited access to food and water. Those dumped on back roads to become someone else problem. We believe in not only helping the animals but educating the public and the community on how to do better. Alongside the Saving Hope Foundation we promote and believe in spaying and neutering all pets. We have a motto of no mom left behind, which means we go to great lengths to ensure that mom does not have to have babies again.
About Rahr to the Rescue: Rahr to the Rescue’s mission is to spread awareness of the overpopulation problem, promote adoption, provide funds to rescues and shelters and inspire change in animal welfare issues by saving one dog at a time.
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