Almost Home Foundation launches new campaign
The Almost Home Foundation, a nonprofit, all-volunteer dog and cat rescue based in Schaumburg, is conducting a Cause 4 Paws Campaign to raise funds for the addition of a surgical and medical treatment center, including an expansion and improvement of its facility.
These much-needed changes will support the organization's vision and commitment to reducing the number of homeless and unwanted companion animals.
In 2020, Almost Home Foundation rescued and rehomed 1,106 cats and dogs thanks to the generosity and dedication of its supporters. This achievement, however, resulted in medical expenses exceeding $300,000.
Many of the animals welcomed into the rescue arrive with health issues that require considerable funds for treatment. It is important to emphasize that AHF does not discriminate based on health, breed, age, color or physical ability.
Not turning away animals, regardless of their medical needs, is what the rescue is all about. AHF has rescued more than 300 heartworm-positive dogs since 2018.
Adding a surgical and medical treatment center to its facility will allow for in-house sterilization and basic vetting. This will significantly reduce medical costs and enable AHF to increase its rescue efforts, as well as help animals needing more advanced care.
In addition to lowering medical costs, performing in-house vetting will also expedite medical care for rescued animals, simplify appointment scheduling and eliminate the need to coordinate transportation to multiple local veterinarians.
AHF volunteers will be better utilized for training, socialization and enrichment activities rather than transportation services. The animals will experience less stress and benefit from the additional time volunteers will have to enrich their quality of life while in the care of AHF.
In order to gain space for the addition of a medical center, AHF needs to "raise the woof!" This second-story expansion will also provide AHF with the additional space that it so desperately needs.
AHF has outgrown its facility and lacks the space to house the quantity of animals rescued. Each incoming transport of animals is bittersweet; animals are saved, but hearts break for those left behind due to lack of space.
AHF's goal is to raise $500,000 to complete this project. Tribute items such as pet ID tags for placement in a wall art design, dedication stars for a wall mural and laser-engraved brick tiles are some of the items available for purchase.
A dedication can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one, whether a pet or human family member. You can even recognize a business or organization. There are also opportunities for larger donation items such as personalized benches or room-naming privileges.
To find out more about this campaign and AHF, visit www.almosthomefoundation.org.
The Almost Home Foundation is an all-volunteer, registered, nonprofit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to rescuing stray, neglected, abused and abandoned cats and dogs.
AHF has no paid employees and relies on volunteers who dedicate their time, homes and hearts for AHF's rescued animals until they find their forever homes. AHF's primary focus is saving the animals most in need of its services.