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Big day of giving 2017


 Big Day of Giving Thursday May 4 Front Street Animal Shelter


The FRONT STREET ANIMAL SHELTER is proud to participate in this year’s national day of philanthropy, BIG DAY OF GIVING. This annual event begins at the stroke of midnight on THURSDAY, MAY 4th and continues for 24 hours straight.

Big Day of Giving is an online, giving challenge that brings together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work that nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home. Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great.

Come back here to this page at midnight on Thursday, May 4th, and you can SPAY IT FORWARD by donating to the Front Street Animal Shelter.

Save the date, spread the word, and give with your heart. When we all come together, we can do BIG things.


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For this year’s Big Day of Giving, the Front Street Animal Shelter is striving to raise funds in order to support our spay/neuter program and to provide spay/neuter surgeries for 8,000 pets.

Every day, our shelter deals with the devastating consequences of a pet population that isn’t spayed or neutered. We were flooded with over 3,400 kittens last year. We see puppies and kittens born in dangerous conditions on the streets, abandoned or thrown away in dumpsters. We see animals with reproductive cancers that could have been prevented had they been fixed. We see many strays who escape their yard to find a girlfriend or boyfriend, only to end up at the shelter (and sadly, only about 9% of animals coming to the shelter are ever found by their owners). Animals are abandoned or relinquished for marking, aggression, or other behaviors that may have been alleviated with a spay/neuter surgery.

Now, we need your help to fix the animals that come to our shelter, so that neither they nor their litters end up here again. While we can’t fix every animal in our city, what we can do is make sure that every adopted animal is spayed or neutered in order to keep this vicious cycle from repeating itself.

 Mom Newborn Kittens Overpopulation  Mom Newborn Puppies Overpopulation

A mother cat caring for her babies that should not have been born if the mother cat was responsibly spayed

A mother dog whose owner didn't get her spayed bears 9 puppies that need extensive care and homes


 Litter of Kittens  Litter of Puppies

Last year, our shelter took in 3,400 kittens. Please help us fix the kittens that come to us so the problem does not become exponential.

Our shelter is flooded with puppies, and this puts a strain on our facility that is already full of dogs that need homes.


 Feral Cats On The Streets  Demodex Puppy

Kittens born on the street from stray or roaming cats usually do not get exposure to humans, leaving them feral for life and unable to live in a safe, indoor home.

This puppy, who was likely abandoned or neglected due to a lack of care  or resources, had a severe case of demodex that required months of treatment prior to adoption.


 Bassett Hound Mammary Cancer  Foster Puppy

This sweet Basset Hound came to us with mammary cancer that was so extensive that we could not save her. Mammary cancer and other types of reproductive cancer can be prevented if pets get fixed.

Every year, about 11,000 animals come into our shelter, and we are typically at double the capacity that our shelter was built for. Please make a donation to help us reduce pet overpopulation by fixing every adopted animal.


Big Day of Giving Thursday May 4 Front Street Animal Shelter