Animal Ark would like to take a moment to extend our deep and utmost gratitude to everyone who has helped us keep our Ark afloat during these tumultuous times. We are so happy to share with you that as a result of your generosity, kindness, gifts and prayers, we can now face tomorrow with renewed resilience and determination. As of today, Animal Ark has reached the halfway mark of our fundraising goal of $26,000.
If you’ll recall, since our annual 3K Walk (traditionally our largest fundraiser) was canceled due to Coronavirus, Animal Ark set a goal of $26,000—two-thirds of the amount we hoped to raise from the Walk—to be raised the old-fashioned way: Your generosity.
The outpouring of responses has shown us that what we do matters not only to the animals that depend on us for their very survival, but also to the community. We are relieved to know that we are not alone in our efforts to keep our animals safe and happy during these difficult times.
In the wake of this global health crisis, Animal Ark has undergone temporary changes. For the safety of our staff, volunteers and community, we have made the following adjustments:
- We have closed our doors to the public;
- We have asked our volunteers to refrain from coming in;
- Dog & Cat adoptions continue, but by appointment only.
There may be chaos around the world, but our work to take care of our animals in need is never-ending. Be assured that our dedicated staff remains fully committed to the well being of our furry friends. Many of the animals have come from horrific situations and experienced unimaginable pain and suffering. They rely on us for medical care, food, love and daily enrichment. We will not compromise their care no matter what. We have adopted and adhere to the standards of disease prevention recommended by the CDC. We are always working to stay ahead of COVID-19 as it continues to present us with unexpected changes and challenges. As our animals depend on us for their survival. Animal Ark depends on your ongoing support for our survival as an organization.
We are asking anyone who can contribute to do so. We still need your help reaching our goal of raising $26,000. We are asking that you please continue to keep us in your prayers and if possible, make a donation so that we can continue to stand strong, and serve the animals and community through these uncertain times.