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Helping Our Community Animals in Need This Holiday Season

Helping Our Community Animals in Need This Holiday Season

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Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas has more than 200 animals in foster care and it is a revolving door. Every animal has a story and how it came to us. The stream of homeless animals never ends.

ASVT takes in unwanted, discarded community animals to lighten the load in shelters and places them in ASVT foster homes until they are adopted. Unfortunately we can’t take them all. Unwanted animals are at an all-time high and the local shelters are continuously over capacity. There is no sign of slow-down in sight!

How can you help our homeless community animals this holiday season?

Donate

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to helping abandoned, abused and neglected animals. NO ONE IS PAID and we appreciate the Donations, Fosters and Volunteers to help us continue. ASVT relies on your support with donations and support to continue saving our community animals.

This holiday season please consider making a donation. Remember, it is tax deductible. Just visit our website and use the DONATE button.

Fostering

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas is a foster based rescue organization. We depend on foster parents to help us improve the quality of lives for animals in our community. ASVT has been active in rescuing homeless and abandoned pets since 2010.

Please consider opening your heart and home to a foster pet. Make their holiday a joyous one with a loving family, warm bed and good food to eat.

Submit your Foster Application today to foster a homeless pet.

www.ASVTexas.org/foster-application.html

Adopt

Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) located on Hwy 242 in Conroe takes in an average of 100 animals a day and houses 500 plus has over 400 in foster care. Can you visualize what that must be like? They arrive unwanted, some starving, sick and neglected. ASVT, other rescues and MCAS are working together to rehome shelter animals and increase spay/neuter in our community. There are LOW COST spay/neuter programs available. There is not a good reason to not have animals spayed or neutered. Most of the photos shown here are victims of unwanted litters. Just during the months of September and October ASVT took in over 80 puppies. If you find a pet you are interested in adopting, just submit an Adoption Application.

www.ASVTexas.org/adoption-application.html\

ASVT also hosts adoption events at various locations. Just look for our signs! We use social media and a number of pet finder sites to network our available animals for adoption. Our foster families take in animals to free up kennels in our local shelters and rehabilitate and socialize them. ASVT also networks with other rescue groups. We believe in working together for the welfare of the animals.

Volunteer

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As a non-profit organization, ASVT relies on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeline for each and every animal that comes through our program. Volunteers who work directly with rescue animals can increase an animal’s chance of adoption by providing additional human contact.

Just look into the eyes of any of our rescue animals and you will see gratitude for the second chance at a better life given to them by our volunteers. These are just a few of the ways volunteers can help.

  • Attend adoption events or assist with meet and greets.
  • Implement fundraising events.
  • Serve on a committee or serve as an event coordinator.
  • Be part of our marketing team.
  • Transport animals from shelters, foster homes and/or veterinarian appointments.
  • Provide TLC (Tender Loving Care). We sometimes have animals that end up with longer than desirable stays at a boarding facility. These animals would LOVE a visit from a volunteer not to mention some time away from where they are staying.

Please submit a Volunteer Application if you have a little extra time to help the animals. www.ASVTexas.org/volunteer-application.html

Some safety tips to keep your pets safe during this holiday season.

  • Keep people food out of the reach of your pet, and ask your guests to do the same.
  • Make sure your pet doesn’t have any access to treats, especially those containing chocolate, xylitol, grapes/raisins, onions or other toxic foods.
  • Don’t leave your pet alone in the room with lit candles, a decorated tree or potpourri.
  • Keep holiday plants (especially holly, mistletoe and lilies) out of reach of pets.
  • Consider leaving the tinsel off your tree if you have a cat.
  • Secure your Christmas tree to keep it from falling over if your dog bumps it or your cat climbs it. Hanging lemon-scented car air fresheners in the tree may deter your cat from climbing it.
  • Provide a safe place for your pet to escape the excitement (such as a kennel, crate, perching place, scratching post shelf or hiding place) if you’re entertaining guests. If your pet is excitable or scared, consider putting your pet in another room with some toys and a comfortable bed.

HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP THEM?

ADOPT, SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER, FOSTER, DONATE!

You can visit our website to sign up to volunteer and/or foster and donate using our DONATE button. Donations help us pay for medical expenses, food, supplies and transporting animals to areas with high adoption needs.

ASVT also sponsors a Spay/Neuter Program for community animals whose owners cannot afford to have their pets altered. This helps decrease the rise of community puppies and kittens that will end up in the shelters. The accomplishments of ASVT would not be possible without partners like Wiesner Automotive, Empire Electric, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.

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