As 2022 draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect back on the year and savor the sweetness. We had a phenomenal year at the Calaveras Humane Society, adopting out a record number of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens into loving new homes. For the first time since opening our Angels Camp adoption center, that number has exceeded 500 animals!
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, we are able to work hard 365 days a year to help pets (and people!) in need in Calaveras County and adjacent areas.
Some highlights from the year:
- 68% of the dogs and puppies we placed were transferred in from government/municipal animal shelters in Calaveras and Tuolumne, helping to alleviate overcrowding and prevent euthanasia.
- We broke records in our kitten fostering program as well, with 156 neonatal/underage kittens receiving round-the-clock care in our volunteer foster homes until becoming old enough for adoption.
- Those same kittens came to us on the sickly side this year. More than 50 of them required treatment for a variety of ailments, including upper respiratory infections, eye infections, ringworm, and a host of icky parasites like coccidia, giardia, tapeworms, and more.
- We provided more than ELEVEN TONS (22,000 pounds!) of dry dog and cat food — plus oodles of cans — to low-income Calaveras households experiencing food insecurity, helping keep much-loved pets in their homes where they belong.
- Eight U.S. veterans were able to adopt pets one year or older at no charge from us this year through our William F. Terminello Free Pets for Veterans program.
- We were able to assist more than three dozen low-income Calaveras senior citizens with their vet bills thanks to our program sponsored by the Calaveras Community Foundation.
There’s still time to make a tax-deductible donation to the Calaveras Humane Society! We know that you have many options when it comes to your year-end giving. We appreciate every gift we receive, no matter how big or small. We guarantee that your donation will be put to excellent use caring for the animals who need you so much.
Happy New Year from the Calaveras Humane Society!