ABC-7 hosts Humane Society of El Paso telethon on Saturday
EL PASO, Texas – Which team are you cheering for? Vote for “TEAM CAT” or “TEAM DOG” when you donate to the Humane Society of El Paso during the 28th Annual Telethon on Saturday, August 7 here on KVIA ABC-7 from 4 to 11 p.m. then watch the telethon to find out how you can be a STAR and save a life!
Each year, ABC-7 partners with the Humane Society to help raise funds for the thousands of dogs the shelter takes care of each year. Every day, volunteers and staff work hard to care for an average of 200 animals per day. The shelter is non-killing and will not euthanize any healthy animal, even when at full capacity.
Because the Humane Society is a non-profit organization, the facility is totally dependent on adoption and service fees, fundraising activities, and grants for all operating expenses and, most importantly, donations. from you, the community.
The shelter is not affiliated with the city’s animal services division, but it hosts about 50% of its animal services animals. This in order to help make El Paso a deathless city for all animals. Each year, around 4,000 animals enter the shelter and thousands are able to find their homes forever.
When a person adopts an animal from the shelter, they save their new pet’s life, as well as another life that can then enter the shelter once there is a vacancy. Adopters must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID and complete an application and contract upon adoption. Puppies cost $ 175, kittens and dogs $ 100, and cats $ 75. All adoptions include spay / nueter surgery, microchips, and all age-appropriate vaccines.
If you can’t adopt, you can still help the shelter. The community has the option to donate, volunteer, host pets, or be part of the shelter’s Adoption Ambassador program. Underage volunteers between the ages of 16 and 17 must provide a parent’s waiver, and volunteers between the ages of 8 and 15 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.
When someone takes in an animal, the shelter provides food, enrichment and medical care for the animal. Welcoming an animal can take from a few days to a few months, it depends on the animal you are welcoming.
The Adoption Ambassador program is similar to the Host program. By providing a temporary home for an animal, you go one step further and promote the animal with the goal of finding a permanent home. Foster families can promote the animal to friends, family, co-workers and community networks, as well as share on social media and take the animal to adoption events throughout the community.
When someone welcomes a pet, you are giving another animal a second chance. Welcoming an animal will free up space in the kennel to accommodate more homeless animals. No previous experience is necessary to host or be an Adoption Ambassador, and it doesn’t matter if you have pets in the house as long as they are up to date with all of their clichés and are friendly.
For more information on how to volunteer, host, or become an Adoption Ambassador, you can visit the Humane Society website by clicking here.