Despite these funding shortfalls, we and our generous supporters have carried the burden of lifesaving in Clermont County to the tune of $561K in our first year of operation. And our results are impressive:
We are asking for FAIR funding from the county, for the animals. Funding that will merely cover animal control expenses and the cost of basic care to provide our contractual obligations of “intake, housing, feeding, caring for, adoption of, destroying and disposing of stray dogs at the end of a legally required 3-day stray hold”.
That is What We Are Asking for – Nothing More
Clermont Animal CARE is prepared to pick up where county responsibilities end. We will continue to contribute, and to fundraise for, and to ensure that the county shelter is caring for cats, taking in owner-surrenders, and keeping stray dogs alive more than just 3 days – services that are not provided for in the existing county contract. Clermont Animal CARE is committed to no-kill animal sheltering and we don’t put an expiration date on animals’ lives. But we can’t continue to do that if the county doesn’t cover the basics.
Last year, no-kill animal sheltering cost Clermont Animal CARE $871,351, yet we received just $310,000 from the county. We are asking our county government to fund $599,864 of this amount to cover the BASICS required in the contract, to bring us closer in line with other county spending on animal services. If they cover county responsibilities, even at the “catch & kill” model of animal sheltering, it will free us up to deliver no-kill animal sheltering and use our funds to continue to provide and expand animal services that we know the people of Clermont County expect and our animals deserve. Make a Donation
We Need YOUR Help!
If you’ve read this far, we know you care. But unless your elected officials hear from you, they won’t know. So tell them!
Below are the names and contact info for the three Clermont County Commissioners. Call them. Send emails. Write letters. Do it for the animals — for the ones you love and the ones who may never have known love. But do it now! Because “later” may be too late…
#ItTakesAVillage #SaveThemAll #ClermontCARES
Commissioner David L. Painter
President of the Board
Commissioner Edwin H. Humphrey
Vice President of the Board
Commissioner Clair B. Corcoran
Board of Commissioners