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Funding needed! Clear the Shelter!

Funding needed! Clear the Shelter!

ADLA urgently needs your help to maximize their adoptions in the rescue initiative Clear the Shelters!

Clear the Shelters is promoted and aired by television network NBC, and in Puerto Rico by the network Telemundo as “Desocupar los Albergues.” ADLA has participated in this initiative since it began in 2014, adopting out many of its rescues at the reduced fee of $50. This year, we need your support to make it happen!

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On August 18th, ADLA’s adoption center will be set up in the public plaza of the municipality of Loiza. Loiza is also where the ADLA Shelter is located and is also one of poorest municipalities of Puerto Rico, with a majority of its population living under the poverty level. Every day, we cater to this disadvantaged community by operating our Shelter: rescuing stray dogs that are roaming the streets and beaches.

Since 2005, ADLA has rescued and rehomed over 3,300 dogs. Hurricane María has led to an increase in the number of abandoned dogs, which in turn has increased our intake and expenses.

We have rescued over 118 dogs during this year alone, and we have 80 dogs currently at the Shelter. We need to get as many dogs adopted on August 18th as possible!

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  1. In anticipation of the Clear the Shelters initiative, all our adoption fees have been lowered to $50. Yet we are still rescuing and rehabilitating at the same rate and cost as before.

Rescuing one dog includes:                                                                                                                A veterinary visit prior to the adoption to ensure the dog is healthy: $15                            Vaccinations (including rabies and cost of deparasiting): $85                                                              4DX which checks for heartworm, ehrlichia, anaplasmosis, and lyme disease: $65                        Heartworm treatment (if necessary): $350                                                                                          Sterilization: $100

That is a total of $615 per pet. 

  1. We want to make an impact in our community by not only rescuing the animals, but promoting responsible pet care: On August 18th, we will promote responsible pet care within the community of Loiza. After the event we must do house-checks for each potential adopter to make sure the dog will be in a safe environment.

Donate now to Help ADLA adopt out as many dogs as possible during  Clear the Shelter day! 

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Important read for donors: Double your Donation!

Important read for donors: Double your Donation!
Attention Amigos de los Animales Donors!!! You can Double your Donation!
How????
Corporate matching gift programs!!!! Of course!

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees nonprofit organizations:

THAT’S US!!! Amigos de los Animales!!!

For example, if you work for Bank of America, lets say, and YOU donate $100, Bank of America will double the donation by ALSO DONATING $100.

Did you know that more than 15 million employees work for companies with matching gift programs? A few examples include:

Johnson & Johnson – Triples donations with $2:$1 matches for current employees while also doubling donations for retirees.

Bank of America – Matches donations $1:$1 up to $5,000 annually per employee.

Home Depot – Matches donations $1:$1 up to $3,000 annually per employee.

Last year we received matching gifts from Johnson & Johnson as well as American Express!

Last year we received over $10,000 in matching gifts! We know many more of our donors work for other companies with matching gift programs we’ve set a goal of raising $20,000 for 2018: Doubling our Matching Gifts from these programs!

Help us get there!!

  1. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!
  2. CLICK HERE TO CHECK TO FIND OUT IF YOUR EMPLOYER WILL MATCH! Fill out your company’s requirements.
  3. You ask: Do I have to complete the requirements??? That sounds like work...

We wish we could complete the process for you, but unfortunately the company employee has to
do it. We’d love to help you through the process though. Contact us with any questions!

Didn’t see your company listed on our Double the Donation page? Wait! Don’t despair! Make sure to check with your HR department as your company may offer other benefits for your donation; or may be new to corporate matching!

In 2018, we have rescued and rehomed 94 dogs so far! If we meet our matching gift goal of $10,000 for the remainder of 2018, we’ll be able to rescue more dogs and you’ll be a crucial part of this! So help us continue rescuing: Double your Donation today!

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