The pounds and shelters in the community of Fargo, N.D., did not kill any adoptable dogs or cats in 2013, according to the Humane Society of Fargo-Moorhead. Not one.
And you know what happens when shelters don’t kill healthy animals? They get community support! People are more likely to volunteer. They’re more likely to donate. They’re more likely to recommend the shelter as a welcoming place to visit and support.
One way I like to help support shelters like the HSFM is to help sponsor the adoption fees of some of the animals waiting for homes.
I am currently raising money through ThatMutt.com to sponsor the adoption fee of a black Lab/pitbull mix named Gemini up for adoption with the humane society. With her adoption fee reduced or covered entirely, Gemini has a greater chance of getting adopted faster, therefore making room at the shelter for a new dog. Update: Gemini has an adoption in the works!
I would like to give a special shout-out to CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo for all its hard work making sure every adoptable cat made it out of the pounds alive in 2013.
For a more detailed look at Fargo’s pound statistics, you can see my post from last year on the 2012 pound stats or the humane society’s post on the 2013 stats. My heart goes out to the 100 or so impounded feral cats that were killed in 2013, according to the pound statistics.