2021 Hero’s March

Things are looking different for each of us this year, but VOCAL has continued to stay on the front lines and focus on the growing number of families and pets in need in our community.  In 2021, we are continuing our mission through our expanding outreach programs and with the help from the people who have truly been our heroes: our staff, volunteers, fosters, and our generous donors.  Our programs include our Community Clinic and Resource Center, our Pet Food Bank, and our shelter and rescue program.  This year we are asking our heroes to “march” with us and help us continue to make an impact through these programs by donating during the month of May to our Hero’s March!

Our Community Clinic & Resource Center

In 2020, our heroes enabled us to:

  • Spay and neuter 1584 homeless pets through our rescue partnerships
  • Provided vet care to 265 owned, community pets
  • Humanely trap  879 feral cats, who were then spayed or neutered, provided any necessary veterinary care, and returned to their colony caretakers.

In 2021, we have goals to:

  • Spay and neuter 2000 homeless pets through our rescue partnerships
  • Provide vet care to 1000 owned, community pets
  • TNR 1000 feral cats
  •  Purchase additional clinic equipment and
    provide additional needed services

Our Pet Food Bank

Our Pet Food Bank distributes over a million pounds of food per year through our partnership with Chewy.com.  Through our rescue food distribution, we provide over 100 rescue organizations and shelters with food for the animals in their care.  We saw a heavy increase in pet food needs from our local community, and now distribute food to over 3000 dogs and cats monthly through our Project FEED Program.  We anticipate expanding these programs even more in 2021.

 

Our Shelter & Rescue Program

  • VOCAL has rescued and adopted out 484 cats and 960 dogs in our community since we were founded in 2015.
  • VOCAL regularly boards and fosters pets in emergency situations like eviction and domestic violence

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How can you make a difference during the Hero’s March? There’s many ways!

  1. Make a contribution to our lifesaving work by clicking here.
  2. Purchase a t-shirt! This is an easy way to show your support and help us meet our goal of adding more heroic supporters to our cause and raise money to support our life-saving work.
  3. Create a fundraising team! We are looking for individuals and businesses who are passionate about our mission and helping animals in need in our community. All you have to do is help spread the word about VOCAL, our programs and our mission. Set a goal you hope to reach by fundraising either personally or with the help of other individuals contributing to your goal. The more people who are “VOCAL” with us about our services and support our programs, the more animals we can help right here in Marion County! Click here to sign-up to fundraise!