Show Your Support for Homeless Pets This Holiday Season


As the end of another year approaches, we can’t help but be filled with gratitude. We reflect on all the lives saved this year and the families who have grown by adding a pet to their homes. Compassionate donors like you make such a game-changing difference for lost, stray, injured, abused, and neglected animals in our community. 

Dobby’s Story

When one-year-old Dobby was hit by a car in August, resulting in fractures to both hind legs, she was left unable to walk. Dobby had hope thanks to the Animal Compassion Fund and our in-house veterinary team provided the critical care she needed. They stabilized her back legs, cleaned wounds, and provided pain medication. Despite her injuries and a long road to healing, our shelter team knew Dobby had a lot of living left to do. 

After several surgeries, a caring and patient foster family, physical therapy and lots of love, Dobby is on her way to a happy, healthy life. Your support gives “underdogs” like Dobby a second chance and creates a wonderful “tail” of love. 

Lenora’s Story

Lenora’s story couldn’t be more different. She was brought in as a stray by animal control. As an 11-year-old senior cat who was FIV+ with kidney disease and a heart murmur, her prognosis was bleak. For 600 days, Lenora received ongoing medical treatment under our care, and on April 24, she finally found her forever home. Her story exemplifies the power of the adage, “it takes a village,” and because of support to the Animal Compassion Fund, she wasn’t given up on. 

More than 11,000 vulnerable pets in need of shelter, love, and vet care will arrive at our doors this year. That’s a record high since 2016. Your dedication and commitment to our important lifesaving work will continue to help thousands of pets find forever, loving homes each year. 

This Giving Tuesday, and throughout the holiday season, please remember Young-Williams Animal Center and donate generously to support our vision of A Home for Every Pet. 

With warm wishes, 

Janet Testerman
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. Don’t forget to make your tax-deductible donation by December 31, 2022, to receive an annual giving statement.