We get hundreds of calls each year asking for help. But we also get a large number of emails pleading for help as well. Read a few of these and see why we care so much. Each story is touching, and shows how much people love their pets and how desperately they want to help them. Our job is to continually raise funds so we can get dying and suffering pets the medical care they need when their owners simply can’t afford it.
Thank you to the wonderful folks who have been part of our past board and/or advisory board:
Note: We listed companies or positions after names of those who provided them. We are extremely grateful to all who have given their time, energy and have passionately worked to help Shakespeare grow, in order to help more animals, and their people!
Doug Fermoile, Esq.
Drs. Travis & Cheryl Adlington, owners Adlington Eye Center
Grace Hutchison, Reno Philharmonic
Andre Stigall, City of Sparks
Kitty Jung, Commissioner Washoe County District 3
Dr. Cathy Connelly, veterinarian
Mindy Malucci, Washoe County teacher
Kirsten Joyce, TV anchor
Tom Henkenius, TV reporter
Dr. Doug Nesler, veterinarian
Anne Cutler, TV anchor
Teresa Thurston, owner Financial Solutions
Fran Donald, administrator at New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Dr. Bruce Eichelberger, Reno Alternative Medicine
Karen Nichols, Silver Legacy
Barbara Finley, Washoe County Judge
Fiona Langham, Historian
Suzy O’Neal, Nevada Humane Society
Linda Drake, Nevada SPCA
Jacqueline & Robin Simonds, Beagle Bay Publishing
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Mozark Productions, TV writer (Designing Women)
Dr. Amy Gallagher
Patti Wade, Wade Development
Carol Anne Carroll
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Gandhi
Thank you for your consideration in donating to Shakespeare Animal Fund, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose sole purpose is to save lives by paying emergency veterinary bills for elderly, disbaled, returning veterans and others whose dogs and cats are suffering and dying and they haven't the funds to help.
There are thousands of local people who live alone, below the poverty line, and whose main "family" is their pet. They will do without medicine, food and other necessities to try to help their pet, and that's where Shakespeare Animal Fund steps in.
Founded in January 2004 under the direction of the Community Foundation, this organization has raised more than $500,000 to help local animals, but the need continuously grows; they get an average of 500 calls and emails each month begging for help. Injuries and illnessed include everything from animals who have porcupine quills in thei bodies, are hit by cares, attacked by wild animals, burned in house fires, shot, puppies with Parvovirus, animals with cancer, blockages and many other painful and life-threatening issues.
Your grant of up to $10,000 focuses on increasing the amount of each donatino we give. At this point we can only offer $75, which gets an injured or dying animal into the vet but often there are only limited options available to the animal, which often means euthanasia.
Whether it is a returning veteran whose dog means the world to him, a woman recovering from cancer whose cat has seen her through her illness, or a disabled man whose dog is the main reason he wakes up in the morning—they all need help, and Shakespeare Animal Fund is there to provide it. Your grant will help us not only keep on helping, but increase the amount we can offer, which will increase the lives we save! And for every animal we save, we enrich the life of its owner as well.
Thank you for your consideration.