UPDATE: As you may already know, GiveBIG and Giving Days across the country have been challenged by issues with the technology platform. These issues have caused delays for some donors. At this time, we can report that the majority of transactions are processing on givebig.seattlefoundation.org, and we expect those improvements to continue through the afternoon.
Seattle Foundation is committed to our nonprofit partners who rely on GiveBIG for critical financial support and the opportunity to rally their stakeholders around their important mission. GiveBIG’s success is also dependent on the generosity of the thousands of donors who share in this annual day of giving.
Given all these factors, Seattle Foundation is extending GiveBIG through midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4.
Thank you for your patience as technical issues are worked out.
Meet Thelma. She was surrendered along with her sister Louise to the Santa Maria Animal shelter. According to her surrender form, she lived outside her entire life. She was transported to the Auburn Valley Humane Society in September of 2015 but her sister was too weak to fly. She is 13 years old, has a heart murmur, and many dental issues. A couple of weeks after she arrived at AVHS, Thelma found a wonderful foster family. Because our resources are limited at AVHS, we were able to partner with PIMA Medical Institute to provide all of the dental work Thelma needed. After her dental surgery she was not doing well. She stopped eating for 2 weeks and her foster mom had to syringe feed her three times a day, which was quite a long process. The good news is, today Thelma has been officially adopted by her foster family and is living her happy ever after. Thanks to kind folks like Thelma’s foster family and donations from generous people like you, AVHS was able to provide Thelma with the medical help she so desperately needed.
Today, May 3rd, the Auburn Valley Humane Society is participating in Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – which brings communities and thousands of nonprofits together for 24 hours of giving.
GiveBIG is a one-day event designed to raise money so that nonprofit organizations can continue to create equality of opportunity in our region. Because of sponsors like the Seattle Foundation, Amazon, Boeing and the Medina Foundation, your dollars will be stretched to make even more of an impact.
For 4 years AVHS has been working tirelessly to provide food, shelter and medical care for every animal that comes through our doors. Your support is key to helping us to continue to improve the lives of thousands of homeless animals each day.
Our goal is to raise $12,000 for a dental x-ray machine which will complement the dental machine purchased with funds from the 2015 Winner’s Circle Gala Fund-A-Need. The dental x-ray machine will allow our veterinarian to provide the highest quality dental care possible without having to transport our animals outside the shelter which can also add to stress levels.
At AVHS, we provide our animals with a veterinary exam, vaccinations, spay/neuter services, microchip, and in some cases, extensive medical care prior to adoption to a loving family. Last year, AVHS performed 681 Spay/Neuter surgeries, 252 cat & dog SPOT spay and neuters for low-income families, 3,648 vaccinations, 900 microchips and 100 dental surgeries. Our live release rate is 97% and best of all, NO adoptable animals were euthanized.
Please make a donation to support AVHS TODAY, Tuesday, May 3rd by clicking this giving link.
Help us spread the word! Follow AVHS on Facebook. And follow the hashtags #GiveBIG to see the regional buzz.
Rusty was once living a hopeless life. He is now dedicated as a service dog to helping Elizabeth live a more independent life. Read their full story by clicking on this link: spring-appeal
Early registration ends on Saturday for Tour de Paws 2016
Register now to take advantage of the discount. Fees go up on Sunday, May 1st.
For more details and maps, click here.
Special Drawing Tickets
We have three opportunities for you to purchase a chance to win one of three special drawing prizes. Do not need to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased at the AVHS shelter or online by clicking below. The drawing will be held at 4:30 p.m. on June 25.
Buy a ticket or two for the Cannondale Bike, the Raleigh Bike or an autographed Tour de France Replica Shirt from 2004. All proceeds benefit the kitties and the puppies at the AVHS Shelter. Click here for further details.
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Do not need to be present to win. Drawing is at 4:30 pm June 25 at Game Farm Park. Purchase your ticket above. Help us raise funds to benefit the homeless, lost and abandoned animals in our community.
Shelter Buddies Reading Program is taking applications from children, grades K-6 to read to the shelter cats. The program will start on May 16. Click here for more details. We also would like to add a few books to our education library. Could you help us with the purchase of a book? See the list.
Find your favorite pet photo so you can enter the 2017 AVHS Pet Photo Calendar. The 2016 calendars are SOLD OUT thanks to our many of our loyal customers and fans.
AUBURN VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY’S MISSION:
The Auburn Valley Humane Society is dedicated to providing shelter, quality care and love for all the lost, mistreated and abandoned animals in Auburn. AVHS utilizes all available resources to ensure each animal is placed into a loving and forever home and promotes responsible pet ownership through education and outreach.
AVHS is a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, which relies on pet licensing fees and donations to fund the shelter and educational programs.