BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR
Did You Know?
...that monthly donors provide SPAAR with a regular and consistent revenue stream to care for our senior animals?
...that we spend an average of $300 a month on food, litter, and medical care for our current hospice animals?
...that, by becoming a monthly donor, you will help us save more seniors?
...that it's so quick and easy to subscribe? (See below!)
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Monthly Donor Spotlight
Why did you decide to become a monthly donor?
I decided to become a monthly donor because of the impact it would have within the organization. I first became aware of SPAAR when I was walking dogs for the then Animal Rescue League. Two of the dog joggers (volunteers who jogged with the shelter dogs) were pulling some senior dogs for their newly formed Senior Rescue.
What do you love about senior animals?
I loved the senior animals that would come into the shelter. They were for the most part very frightened. Imagine living your life in a home & then through no fault of your own you found yourself in a very large, scary place. In a shelter environment I realized that a senior animal didn't get the attention of a visitor when they first came to visit. Most people want puppies or kittens - then an adult animal and a senior animal last. They are missing the chance for a wonderful companion animal.
What would you tell others thinking about becoming a monthly donor?
I had given some thought on how I could contribute to the problem of homeless companion animals in our area and volunteering at an animal shelter was my first step. When a senior animal would come in my heart would break for them. It made me very happy to see these other volunteers give birth to SPAAR. Giving a monthly donation to SPAAR is my way of contributing to an organization that has its focus on seniors. Every month when my donation is made I feel I am part of the solution.
Tell us more about you and your family.
My children are grown and have families of their own. Each also have a dog family member of their own. My husband and I have a ten year old Boston Terrier. His name is Buckley Eugene. He began his life as a puppy with my youngest daughter. But she and her husband are in the Navy so when they would deploy Buckley would come to us. Because of their Naval Service Buckley wound up living permanently here. He will finish out his journey with us in Pittsburgh. He is a joy to come home to every day.