The funding priorities of the APS are diverse and constantly evolving. That’s why the financial support and flexibility afforded by unrestricted gifts are so important. Such gifts are directed to the areas most in need. However, if a person wants to designate their donation for something specific, he or she can do that by donating to one of the the following special funds:
Adoption Assistance Fund: This crucial fund allows APS to reduce adoption fees during our adoption events making it easier for adoptable animals to find homes. What do adoption fees cover? Adoption fees cover the exams, de-worming, immunizations, microchipping, spay/neuter surgeries, heartworm testing (for dogs), and FLV/FIV testing (for cats) that all adoptable animals receive before going to their new homes. DONATE TO THE ADOPTION ASSISTANCE FUND.
Spay/Neuter Community Fund: This fund supports the work that the APS does to end pet overpopulation and the resulting deaths of animals in our shelter by removing barriers to spay/neuter for companion animals. We address the main causes that keep people from doing the right thing: cost. In 2009, APS implemented a voucher program to assist pet owners with the cost of sterilizing their animals. DONATE TO THE SPAY/NEUTER COMMUNITY FUND.
Sullivan’s Fund: Named in remembrance of Sullivan, a beloved companion and dear friend, the Sullivan Fund covers the cost of treatment for heartworm positive dogs; helping them overcome a significant obstacle to finding a good home. While heartworm is a treatable condition, often potential adopters are deterred from adopting heartworm positive animals because treatment is expensive. By donating, you can give heartworm positive dogs a second chance for a new home. DONATE TO SULLIVAN’S FUND.
Tiffany Fund: This fund helps provide emergency medical care for stray, homeless and abandoned animals that arrive at the Durham County Animal Shelter. As an open access shelter, we often take in animals that have extensive injuries or serious medical conditions the treatment of which presents us with real challenges. Sometimes heartbreaking decisions have to be made to euthanize otherwise adoptable animals because the diagnosis and/or treatment of remediable conditions is beyond our financial capabilities. This fund provides the resources for specialized medical or surgical treatment that will save lives. DONATE TO THE TIFFANY FUND.