Ghosts, Goblins, Pumpkins & Paws…ASVT
What are you doing the month of October? Getting ready for Halloween? This is one of the biggest times of the year. So, think about what you can do besides ghosts and goblins.
ANIMAL SHELTER VOLUNTEERS OF TEXAS (ASVT) helps hundreds of animals in our community throughout the year. Stray animals continue to be turned into shelters and go unclaimed. Owners who no longer care for their pets also turn them into our local shelters. The animal shelters remain full. OUR MISSION is to help improve the lives of every animal in our community.
VOLUNTEERING SAVES LIVES. SIGN UP TODAY TO BE AN ASVT VOLUNTEER.
How can you help? In any way that you have time and desire.
It looks as easy as it is. It just takes the dedication of people like all of you out there to donate time to help the animals of our community.
We get calls and emails every day to help animals in need. On the side of the road injured, running in the street, puppies in a box by a dumpster; and the cruelty and neglect goes on and on. We can only help by taking an animal into our program if we have a committed foster.
The case of this beautiful girl came via a Facebook post. She was living on the streets of Houston. She had been reported looking for rescue help. Fortunately there are rescuers that dedicate their time to trapping these abandoned and homeless animals. Tina Stone is one of those Guardian Angels and she reacted immediately to save this scruffy girl. ASVT stepped up with a foster that met another Guardian Angel Dale Gonzales who transported her to us from Houston. Her foster named her Maggie. For coming off the streets she is the sweetest and loving dog.
Maggie has been vetted and is ready for her forever home. She could be sharing her love with you. Just submit an Adoption Application.
Sponsorships help offset some of the costs of medical care so ASVT can continue to help other dogs and cats in need. Other Sponsorship opportunities include participating in our annual fundraisers.
ASVT is a nonprofit 501c3 animal welfare organization. 100% of our funding is from individual and corporate donations and grants from other animal welfare groups. No one takes a salary so all the money donated is used to help dogs and cats who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.
Our organization provides medical expenses for the animals we help. This includes:
- Spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchips, wormers, flea and heartworm preventatives.
- Medications to treat skin problems like mange and ringworm or respiratory issues like kennel cough and feline upper respiratory infections.
- Lifesaving procedures including heartworm, parvovirus and distemper treatments.
- Surgeries such as hip replacement, setting broken bones, amputations, extracting infected teeth and removing tumors.
ASVT also sponsors a Spay/Neuter Program for community animals whose owners need assistance altering their pets. This helps decrease the rise of community puppies and kittens that end up in the shelters.
Now you know all about the work ASVT does for the animals of our community. Something to think about the next time you see a small kitten or dog on the side of the road.
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Keep Your Pets Safe…
Halloween is a fun, family time but can be scary and dangerous for our pets. Some tips to think about for your pets.
- Watch the treats. Candy can be very harmful to pets, even poisonous. Make sure your candy is out of reach from even the highest jumping cat or counter surfing dog.
- Watch the decorations and wires. Animals will eat wires and decorations that are easily accessible. If your pet ingests a foreign object, contact your vet ASAP.
- Keep pets away from the door. Every time your door opens to a goblin or a ghost, your pet can slip out the door without you even knowing it.
- Instead of having your pet join you trick or treating, consider keeping your pet at home. Costumes, loud noises, door bells and new people can scare them.
- Identification is key. As always, the best thing you can do for your pet is to ensure he is wearing identification and is microchipped. Make sure your contact information is current and you know where your local animal shelter is located in case your animal gets lost. 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, Ransom’s Steakhouse, Animal Hospital of Montgomery, Bruce and Toni Sellers, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.