It is the generous support of our donors that enables us to pursue our 40 year old mission, which is as crucial today as when we were founded all those years ago—to educate the public about the humane care and treatment of animals, promote spay/neuter, and encourage the adoption of homeless animals.
What does it take to run APS? What does it take to secure our financial health? To allow for expansion of education, adoption and outreach activities? And continue to be an advocate for and care giver to the homeless animals of Durham County?
It takes you to run the Animal Protection Society of Durham. It costs more than $1,200,000 to manage the Durham County Animal Shelter and the Animal Protection Society’s programs annually. We are a non-profit organization that relies on $500,000 in donations from individuals in the community in order to fund these programs.
Annual Fund: 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. DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND.
|A Gift Of…||Will Fund…|
|$10||Provides one dog with their rabies vaccination.|
|$50||Feed all of our kittens for one day.|
|$75||Vaccinates 30 dogs against Distemper/Parvo.|
|$100||Provides one cat with the medical treatments needed for adoption.|
|$150||Provides one dog with the medical treatments needed for adoption.|
|$250||Treats 25 dogs for fleas and ticks for one month.|
|$500||Provides 40 dogs with heart worm disease tests.|
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.
The APS maintains a list of items needed for operation of many aspects of the shelter. Such items include: foods, treats, toys and bedding for dogs and cats: collars and leashes; disinfectant, soap and bleach; latex gloves and medical supplies; mulch for the trail and other exterior areas; and office supplies. Click here to see the latest list of needs.