Bound for Home truly is a giant leap for animals. And because of
your support, we have already seen dramatic outcomes for animals.
As of September 27, 2011:
- Thanks to your support of Bound for Home, we've been able to introduce our new Chow Hounds behavior modification program for dogs, like Ike. When Ike came to the Animal Humane Society, he guarded his food during his initial behavior assessment. Food guarding can be dangerous for new adopters, especially children, and lead to biting and other harm, so it was important to change this behavior before finding a new home for Ike.
Through the Chow Hounds program, the Animal Humane Society expects to help about 300 dogs this year overcome food guarding by changing their relationship with food in a positive way. New adopters are also trained to continue the program at home.
- Since it’s launch in mid-May, the Kindest Cut’s mobile surgical vehicle sterilized over 2,808 animals.
As of July 31, 2011:
- Successfully kicked off the Bound for Home community campaign with a generous $100,000 match given by an anonymous donor. Meeting this match put us more than two-thirds of the way to our $3.1 million goal. You can be a part of this success by helping us in final stretch.
- Since it’s launch in mid-May, the Kindest Cut’s mobile surgical vehicle sterilized over 1,626 animals.
As of June 30, 2011:
- Some animals are adopted within hours of arriving at the shelter.
- Nearly 2,000 people are making appointments each month through the Animal Admissions Center.
- In its first month of operation, the Kindest Cut mobile surgical vehicle sterilized more than 855 animals.
- A cat’s stay with us now averages only 8 days!
- The placement rate for animals has increased from 67% in 2010 to 81% in June 2011.
- And we’ve seen a 41% reduction in the rate of euthanasia.
With promising results like these and the continued support of
people like you, we are confident we can create the long-term,
sustainable change that animals in our community deserve.