Monkey the cat says “Help us!” too
$8,610.47 in bills due yesterday, and just $308.98 total to pay them with.
That’s where we are, after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria sent ANIMALS 24-7 readership soaring over half a million for the year, but appeared to send our donations down the drain.
Two months ago we were still keeping our heads above water, barely. Now –– with more people than ever depending on ANIMALS 24-7 to help them sort out how best to help animals in any sort of crisis –– we don’t even know when we’ll next get paid. All the bills that keep ANIMALS 24-7 online come first.
The whole of 2017 has been hard. Consumer confidence is supposedly up, with investors rolling in money, but we haven’t seen it.
Instead, we have seen more people than ever before sending us small amounts, including some people who have been high donors, who urge us to keep on telling the world the truth about pit bulls, while facing steep bills for vet care of pets and children who have been attacked.
Meanwhile –– in a region hit by two of the three hurricanes that appear to have siphoned our support base into urgent relief efforts –– we saw donors throw more than $40,000 into vet care for a pit bull who was stabbed 30 times and left to die, plus $60,000 into a reward fund to catch his killer, even though one of the recipient charities tossed his remains into a dump.
We don’t lick hands or roll over
No dog deserves to suffer as that dog did. And $60,000 to catch a psychopath would be a bargain. But are we –– and all the tens of thousands of animal and human pit bull victims we speak for, many of whom suffered more than 30 wounds before their agonizing deaths –– worth so much less?
We don’t have tails to wag. We don’t lick hands or roll over for anyone. But right now, before getting back to investigating the half dozen or so most urgent animal stories in front of us, we are sitting up & begging. Please throw us a (veg) bone!
Very deeply appreciated!
P.S.––Just $20 would match our receipts during the World Series. $431.86 would match everything we have received so far in November. $1,002 would be our third highest donation all year. $10,001 would be the most we’ve seen in two and a half years.
How many animal charities do you know that do more with less?