Almost Home animal shelter is on the verge of closing its doors and needs EVERYONES help to stay open and save lives!
You may not be aware but Almost Home has taken over for the city of Southfield Animal control back in 2006 where over 80% of dogs and cats were euthanized prior to us being here. Almost Home has proven to the community that we can function as a true Never-kill shelter with only 28 kennels and lack of space, working in run-down conditions, we managed to make it work for over 12 years.
Founded by a mother and daughter they made it their mission to embrace the never-kill philosophy and managed to save more than 5,000 dogs and cats from euthanasia and helped them find loving, fur-ever homes with proper medical care and rehabilitation.
The shelter runs strictly donations, and relies heavily on staff and volunteers. Unfortunately, donations and adoption fees have not been enough to cover the expenses involved in maintaining the shelter. We are in the biggest deficit we have ever been in, and struggling not to close our doors.
We are so grateful for the new renovations currently being done at our building by the city of Southfield, but this project has taken 9 months, and created the inability to focus on fundraising. Our yards have been removed and has forced us to walk each individual dog in the most brutal winter as well as blistering summer. Many of our staff members have become burnt out, leading to exhaustion, frustration, and emotional distress.
Being used to seeing our dogs run around in the yard enjoying life, and getting exercise and attention, is no longer and has upset us all putting us in a sense of helplessness and despair. Several long term staff have left Almost Home due to the difficult working conditions. We have had to hire extra help causing our payroll to sky rocket. Management and the founders have had to step in and focus the majority of their time caring for the dogs and cats, and creating extra special events to get them adopted instead of raising money and keeping up with our social media sites.
Since we moved to a temporary location there has been many dogs feeling the stress of the move as well leading them to fighting with each other, breaking out of their kennels, diarrhea, depression and confusion.
This location has no internet, no phones, and many people are unaware of where we are, creating less communication for donations. We miss our everyday donors who would come to our shelter to greet our dogs, cats, and staff bringing us monetary donations as well as physical donations. Many of these people were so impressed with our shelter and our hard work that they would do fundraisers themselves at their place of employment, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and the list goes on.
April May and June are our most dry times for donations...passing the holiday months where people are more giving. Putting together the chaos of the 9 months and the dry season has put us into financial debt.
Funds will be used to cover operating expenses, veterinary bills, supplies, advertising, food, medications, rental of the cat trailer and the storage unit, etc. and ensure the survival of the shelter.
If you help, you will not only be saving the shelter but the thousands of abandoned dogs and cats who might never receive a second chance at life without the help from Almost Home.
Please share this campaign to help spread the message. We care for over 80 + dogs and cats at one given time. Our vets won't see us anymore if we do not pay our bills. Please help!
We are on the verge of closing down as our medical expenses has risen. All of our vets are asking for money and we simply cannot pay them which means we may have to close down. Our payroll has sky rocketed due to our circumstances of needing extra help. We appreciate our volunteers for all their hard work and compassion for Almost Home. However, they cannot be consistent as they have to work and support their families.
We are now at our new renovated shelter begging for funds to keep it going. We are begging for your help! We don't want to let our animals down and we know you don't want to either.
Please if you can help make your tax-deductible donation today! Almost home thanks you from the bottom of our heart!