It was a perfect day for a run. I can’t imagine running to the mailbox anymore in the shape I’m in, but if I could run, this would have been the day to do it, and what a great cause. Texas Humane Heroes had their third annual Rogue Rescue Run 5K to support the amazing work they do to find homes for animals in Central Texas.
Raising funds to keep a nonprofit like Texas Humane Heroes going is endless, and it has to be done. This rescue takes in homeless animals, typically from local municipal shelters that would otherwise have to put them down to make space. Texas Humane Heroes is no-kill shelter, so that means that they commit to take care of every pet they take in until it is adopted. That gets expensive.
There is a significant cost associated with each animal that comes in. Spaying and neutering, along with veterinary checks, vaccinations, microchiping, food and shelter, costs around $200 per pet. In order to cover some of that cost, Texas Humane Heroes does charge a small fee – the average is from $85 to $100 – for adoptions. The rest of the cost has to come from fundraising. [Read more…]