Ensuring Better Days for Homeless Pets
This holiday season, we’re especially pleased to bring you news of yet
another financial award given by the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, this
time to an inspirational organization of animal rescuers in Pennsylvania.
Better Days Animal League is a non-profit animal rescue organization that was
established in the summer of 2007. In their short time on the scene, they have
helped to rescue and find forever homes for hundreds of animals in need.
The folks at this wonderful organization coordinate their efforts with local
government officials and other local rescue organizations to further their
primary mission, which is to be a strong advocate for animals. In fact, they are
absolutely dedicated to the principle that all life must be treated with value,
dignity and respect.
Currently, they have 236 dogs and cats in residence in their two shelters,
located in Shippensburg and Chambersburg. In Shippensburg, they have several
buildings with 38 runs for canines (12 of which are for dogs with special
needs), a dedicated puppy room, and two extensive areas for cats. On the
Chambersburg property, where they recently took over an animal sanctuary, there
are 40 dog runs and an open area for cats in a newly constructed building.
Thanks to the tireless and determined efforts of their “volunteer army”, Better
Days Animal League keeps their animals safe, socialized and happy.
Aside from their inspirational efforts to create a better life for the dogs
and cats who enter their rescue, Better Days has assumed the mantle of
educators, teaching the local population about the humane treatment of all
animals, as well as working to end pet overpopulation through low-cost
spay/neuter services. As a group of committed individuals, Better Days fervently
hopes for a future where all animals are treated humanely, where all pets live
in loving homes and where euthanasia is no longer the part of the strategy for
pet population control.
When it comes to generating revenue, Better Days has been very proactive. In
fact, they opened a new thrift store on December 9th, where 100% of the proceeds
go to caring for their animals. Thanks to previous efforts, they are able to
cover a substantial portion of the costs of their operation. But those funds, in
conjunction with adoption fees, still only cover a fraction of their total
expenses. Without individual donations and corporate giving, their rescue
efforts would not be nearly so impressive.
Better Days plans to use the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation donation to
help implement low-cost spay/neuter and medical care programs during the first
few months of 2011. Because of the measures they’ve implemented and their
unflagging commitment to creating happily-ever-after stories for both dogs and
cats, awarding them this financial grant was our special holiday pleasure.
On behalf all of the creatures who have risen above their unfortunate
circumstances as a direct result of Better Days’ efforts, we offer Better Days
our sincerest thanks.
If you wish to send additional support to our foundation, you may do so when
placing an order online or by sending a personal check to the Dr. Jane’s
HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if
you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much-needed aid to the
organizations just like Better Days Animal League who work every day to reverse
the trend of animal homelessness in America.
Our sincere thanks to all of our readers who, through their personal
donations and continued patronage, made this grant possible, to help this
dedicated network of volunteers to continue their vital work to make the world a
better place for abandoned dogs and cats.