Pachelbelle Fund -- Encouraging Multi-Cat Adoptions from Albuquerque Animal Care Centers
As part of its efforts to benefit the cats housed at the Albuquerque Animal Care Centers, the Alliance for Albuquerque Animals has established the Pachelbelle Fund. The fund is named in honor of long-time Alliance donor Kathy Smith, whose beloved 13 year old cat, Pachelbelle, died in 2007 after consuming contaminated cat food for several weeks. Says Smith, "she was diagnosed with kidney disease on the day of the recall. Remarkably, she held on for another nine months, thanks to lots of medical care. I'm lucky to have had 13 purr-filled years with her."
In honor of Pachelbelle, Smith made a generous donation of $2000 to the Alliance to directly help the cats and kittens housed at Albuquerque's municipal shelters. After conferring with the shelter volunteers who work with cats on a weekly basis, the Alliance has identified several cat-centered initiatives for 2010-11, including gift certificates, comfort items, and educational materials for new cat adopters.
The Alliance purchased two-for-one gift certificates to be utilized by the volunteers at both east and west side shelters to encourage multi-cat adoptions of adult cats over one year of age.
THIS PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY ON HOLD—PLEASE DONATE TO HELP BRING IT BACK! Free Low-Income Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Chow Chows
The Alliance determined that the highest number of dogs, by breed, that were being euthanized (by far) were Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Chow Chows. We committed to reducing this awful carnage, and think we are succeeding. In 2005, the year before our program began, 4,316 Pit Bulls were taken in by the City and 3,045 of them were euthanized. After 3 years of our program, 2,464 were taken in and only 1,034 euthanized—a 66% reduction! The program works! If you'd like to help us continue this program, please donate or contact us at (505) 344-7387.