It’s always good to have pets – in good times or bad. Having a little animal to love, and be rewarded with unconditional love.
What can your children learn from a pet? Love, Commitment, Empathy, Patience and Appreciation.
Children of all ages have been a large part of Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas (ASVT) success.
Sometimes children need a special pal to hold or read to. What better pal than a rescue dog or cat? The love that is given to these beautiful animals is returned to us tenfold. They teach an unconditional love and loyalty.
WHY DO ANIMALS NEED FOSTER CARE?
Fostering saves two animals. The one you foster and the one that can now take the empty kennel left by your foster. Many times homeless pets are found on the streets having been dumped by uncaring humans or simply lost and don’t find their way back home. ASVT can take these pets into our rescue only if we have a foster home for them.
Whatever the reason, these pets need extra love and care before they can be adopted. Providing foster care can be a lifesaving gift for a homeless pet.
How about a family project? Fostering is a perfect way for a family to share the experience of rescuing, nurturing and finding a loving home for the pets in need. Worried about falling in love and not being able to part with your foster? Once you have adopted your foster to that perfect person or family you will feel the reward of saving a life. Yes, there have been times when fosters cannot part and they become affectionally known as “Foster Failures”… but as a rule loving families adopt these foster pets and live happily ever after. Is it an emotional rollercoaster? You bet, but it’s happy tears of joy and emotion when you save a life. It is a great lesson of empathy. FOSTERING IS A LIFELINE FOR THE RESCUE PETS! Please consider fostering and let us know if you prefer to foster puppies, kittens, dogs or cats! Just submit a Foster Application.
LET’S NOT FORGET SENIOR PETS…
Teach your children to respect and appreciate senior pets. Seniors have a value and can be great teachers.
Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders and from what has been experienced with our community’s children, we are going in a great direction for the future in regard to commitment and caring for pets in need.
If you would like your children to learn some additional valuable lessons in life, please sign up to join ASVT so we can continue our mission! Contact us today if you can foster and/or volunteer to help the animals or organize fundraising.
Meet Nala and Stormi! They are being fostered by Pet Supplies Plus in Montgomery. These two little cuties are in their Adoption Room. Pet Supplies Plus staff care for them and spoil them. Anytime during the day you might find them visiting with the customers in the store. ASVT was chosen to be their rescue partner and they collect donations for our foster pets. July was Pet Supplies Plus Corporate Campaign for their stores to do a special donation drive tor their rescue partners. ASVT was the fortunate recipient of the campaign by the Montgomery store. Store Manager Noreen said, “We were pleased with the outcome of our campaign and all the donations. Our stores focus on helping the community by working with local rescues and shelters.” ASVT President Kathy Joslyn, accepted the donations with her partner Tuffy!
Fundraising and donations keep ASVT going. ASVT continues to focus on community animals in need before they reach the shelter and placing them into ASVT foster homes so they can be adopted.
ASVT pays for medical, spay/neuter, vaccines and microchip. ASVT funds transporting of animals to other states with high adoption rates.
Because of overpopulation of unwanted animals when the shelters are full, animals will be euthanized. ASVT also helps these animals.
ASVT has been saving lives of community animals in need for more than 10 years and rehomes over 700 pets a year. No one is paid a salary, the money goes to help the animals. We count on the contributions from the community to “Help Us Help Them” and we thank you for your support.
Visit www.ASVTexas.org or contact us at [email protected]. See all our animals available for adoption, receive information on low cost spay/neuter, fill out applications for fostering and volunteering or donate by using the DONATE button.
Our Annual Bulb Fundraiser is in full swing. It includes flower bulbs, such as daffodils, tulips, allium, crocus and other varieties. Plant these bulbs in fall to enjoy the blooms in springtime. Orders can be placed through September 15.
All pets shown in this article are available for adoption.
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, Ransoms Steakhouse, Animal Hospital of Montgomery, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.
Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas