Pets end up in shelters for many reasons: Families move, encounter medical expenses, have a new baby. Sometimes when pets get old, they’re just discarded. Some are broken, and Shelter from the Storm picks up the pieces when it can.
“We can go down trying,” says executive director Allison Davies, who founded the organization in 2005.
Working with about $1 million a year, the rescue provides low-cost medical services as well as spaying and neutering. It finds new homes for about 500 dogs and cats per year, with the help of 15-20 full-time foster parents. Shelter from the Storm’s “above and beyond fund” covers major medical procedures that can lead to a better chance at adoption.
A “Spay-Ghetti and No Balls” fundraising dinner for Shelter from the Storm and the SpayMe! Clinic will be held March 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 3140 Edmonton Dr., Sun Prairie. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Adoptable animals are available for a meet-and-greet at PetSmart East, 2216 East Springs Dr., every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.