Give For Good Louisville
Thanks to everyone who supported Animal Protection Association in last month’s Give for Good Louisville. This Community Foundation of Louisville event raised more than $5,000,000 to support 500+ Louisville and Southern Indiana non-profits.
What does this mean for APA? In 24 hours we received 72 gifts totaling $5,633. When you factor in the foundation money we received, our total was $7219! This outpouring of support will help us rescue many cats in the Greater Louisville area. In the month since Give for Good Louisville, here’s just a sampling of the kitties APA has rescued:
Bernadette – a 10-year-old throw away cat who was badly malnourished. She is now on her way to good health and will be ready for a new home soon.
Murphy – another throw away cat whose teeth were in such bad shape he had to have all but three teeth pulled.
Sylvester – a 10-year-old whose owner had to go in a nursing home. He was going to bet down but APA took him in. The pictures of him in his new home bring tears to your eyes.
August – when his owners had him tested and found that he was FIV+, their vet convinced them that he could not live with their other cats. No shelter in their area would take him because of his FIV. If they did, he would be euthanized. They found out about APA and we are thrilled to report August has gone to his new home.
Elton – when his owners found out he was FIV+, they decided he could no longer live with them. APA is confident we can find him a great home with new owners who understand that FIV+ kitties can live in your home and not be a risk to your other cats.
We are so exited to report that most of the kittens from the abandoned house that we took in this summer have now being adopted.
As a small No Kill cat shelter, APA works to improve the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected cats in need of medical care and loving homes. We take in cats who are often turned away from other area shelters. We also spread the message of the importance in ensuring that pets are spayed or neutered in an effort to reduce the reproduction and euthanisation of unwanted animals.
Events like Give for Good Louisville, and our upcoming Purrs in the City, help APA meet the needs of homeless cats in our area. Our work can only be accomplished because of compassionate donors like you. Thanks to our donors for being a part of this very special day and our very special organization.