According to Denton Animal Support Foundation Office Manager Kiara Hunter,
Animal Support Foundation (DASF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save more Denton area animals. We accomplish this by focusing on two major components, the City of Denton Animal Shelter and the Denton community. The financial support we receive from North Texas Giving Day helps provide adoption subsidies to the shelter, emergency veterinary care, free rabies vaccines for low income households, discounted microchips, emergency pet food, heartworm treatment vouchers for shelter pets and other resources to help us save pets who have nowhere else to turn. We are their safety net. But we can’t do it alone.
Since 2010, North Texas Giving Day has been our largest annual fundraiser. Financial support received from NTGD provides crucial funds used to support the shelter and community. Thanks to the generosity from donors during last year’s NTGD, DASF was able to provide a grant for discounted spay and neuter services for Denton County residents as well as provide grants to the Denton Animal Shelter for supplies and equipment -such as permanent shade coverings for the dog play yards to keep them cool.
DASF was also able to expand our emergency pet food program, which provides the Denton Animal Shelter with gift cards to be given to community members in need of assistance -no questions asked, to the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter. We aim to give shelter animals in our community more than a home, we aim to give them a second chance for a better life.
Thanks to North Texas Giving Day, we are able to continuously provide Adoption Subsidy Grants to the Denton Animal Shelter throughout the year. By lowering adoption fees for harder to place pets, we are connecting an animal with someone who will love them forever.
We are creating a relationship that will enrich both lives in countless ways. A single animal has the power to spread joy, to enable people, and in turn, create a more loving community. For the thousands of pets that arrive at the Denton Animal Shelter each year, providing that new beginning, that fresh start, that chance to give and receive love again is our goal for our community’s homeless pets. Whether they found their way to the shelter lost, abandoned, or given up by their former owners, that special moment when a dog or cat meets their new family –that is what we work for.
We all remember that feeling when we fell in love with our furry companions; how our pets filled a void in our hearts and in our lives. Behind every adoption, every new relationship forged, there is often a challenging journey. You can help build the path for this journey by supporting DASF’s missions and programs that save and enhance lives. With your support, no animal has to be left behind. Please support thousands of pets that need our help to find their new beginning by giving to Denton Animal Support Foundation this North Texas Giving Day. For the love of animals.
* Graphic/photo provided by Denton Animal Support Foundation ** Photo credit: Photography by Sheila
In ten years, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $240 million into the North Texas community. In 2018, more than $48 million was raised through more than 157,000 gifts benefiting over 2,700 area nonprofits.