Giving Tuesday is Back! Support ORHS' Key Programs Today!
Giving Tuesday is November 28, and the Oconee Regional Humane Society hopes to raise $20,000 to support several of our key community programs--Spay & Neuter (S&N), Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR), and Food Distribution. These programs help both animals and people we serve in our community.
An anonymous donor will match up to $10,000 raised from this campaign from November 1-November 28!
Donate Today to Double the Impact!
ORHS Spay & Neuter (S&N) Program
Our S&N numbers this year are 50+% higher than last year! Our volunteers and staff have worked to secure and fill more veterinary appointments and transport more pets to reduce animal overpopulation. This community service is instrumental in slowing the number of pets surrendered to area animal controls or being dumped on roadsides. S&N can also help protect against certain illnesses, address unwanted behaviors, and save money. ORHS plays a vital role in providing this service. Will you consider a $50 donation today toward our S&N program to double the impact to $100?
ORHS Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) Program
We ramped up our TNR program for community cats and have helped many residents who were overwhelmed and overrun by cats around their homes by trapping and altering them. Collaborating with the local authorities in Greensboro to find critical areas of need, we have successfully controlled and improved the health of more cats within our community. This also reduces community cat overpopulation in our state! ORHS plays a vital role in providing this service. Will you consider a $75 donation toward our TNR program to double the impact to $150 this November?
ORHS Food Distribution Program
In the past year, ORHS has more than doubled the amount of dog and cat food it distributes monthly to the community from approximately 850 lbs to over 2000 lbs. To best serve the needs of the community, the distribution locations have also been expanded in Greene, Putnam, and Baldwin counties.
In Greene County, in addition to the 3rd Saturday of the month at Second Harvest, ORHS is working with The Greene County Food Pantry, which now offers residents dog and/or cat food when needed, along with their food baskets. ORHS also provides “Meals On Wheels” (MoW) with pet food to deliver to pet owners who are homebound. The need to support MoW with pet food continues to grow.
In Putnam County, ORHS distributes dog and cat food to the Lifesource Food Distribution and works with the Lake Oconee Lutheran Church to locate recipients needing help. ORHS has been providing dog and cat food to the MIA food bank in Milledgeville and Chard Wray food banks and has begun working with the largest food bank in Baldwin County at the Freedom Church, which feeds over 300 families every other week.
Many projects are under consideration to reach more and more animals, which will require more resources. Donations and support from the community are essential to make all of these programs successful and improve the lives of our beloved furry friends. Will you consider a $100 donation toward our Food Distribution program to double the impact to $200 this November?
Donate today, and your gift will be matched for DOUBLE the Impact!
Help us secure another $10,000 for our Giving Tuesday campaign by the end of the month, providing $20,000 in generous support to this campaign.
To learn more about our work and to see animals available for adoption, please go to www.orhspets.org or follow us on social media.
ORHS is a non-profit animal welfare organization serving Greene, Putnam, and surrounding counties. We are dedicated to reducing pet homelessness and helping pets and their caregivers have the best quality of life available. Our programs of rescue & adoption, pet food distribution, low-cost spay/neuter, education, training, and limited financial assistance for medical treatments are how we improve the quality of life of our pets and community. With a very limited staff, we utilize more than 150 volunteers to help run our shelter and programs. You can help by donating monetarily or by donating your valuable time and talents.