Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo doubling all donations up to $10,000 during ‘Dogust’

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo is celebrating the National Shelter Dogs birthday, August 1, throughout “Dogust” month by hosting a fundraiser that will match all donations up to to $10,000, among other Activities.

“We’re thrilled to announce that our incredibly generous friends at the Marianne and Stacy Cocks Fund, a San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation fund, will match every gift this month to make twice as many dog ​​birthdays and of homeless cats wishes come true,” said Woods’ director of development, Emily L’Heureux.

“This is an amazing opportunity to double the impact with a donation for animals in need.”

The month-long anniversary celebration will also include offering free adoptions for all pets that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days, which would benefit the longest-lived residents, among many others. from human society, Snowy and Sherlock, who have been at the shelter for six months – well beyond the average 13-day stay for dogs.

“Snowy and Sherlock are a bonded couple who must find a home together. They are also old people, they came to us for medical care and they are big dogs. Each of these qualities contributes to why they have been looking for a home for so long, despite being kind, well-behaved and ready for a family,” L’Heureux said.

“Each of these qualities would also put them at risk of euthanasia in many shelters with less space and fewer resources.”

The humane society has 26 lifelong animals, many of them large dogs, who have been looking for homes for more than double the average length of stay in Woods.

The cost to care for an animal at the Woods Humane Society averages $800, but the cost rises dramatically for animals requiring specialized training, medical care or extended stays, L’Heureux said.

“Not only are we not giving up on these long-term guests, but we are doubling and waiving their adoption fees this month to remove barriers to adoption by loving families,” she added.

“We know their people are there.”

To donate to the Dogust Double Your Donation fundraiser, Click here.

To search for animals available for adoption, Click here and look for the “fee-waiver” symbol next to an animal’s profile to see if their adoption fees have been waived.

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