Buzz Miller recently announced that PACT for Animals will be coming to Chicago for a much needed fundraiser. The funds made will help this nationwide organization 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization spread its goodwill to more of our nation’s hospital patients and military personnel by offering free, safe, in-home foster care for their beloved furry best friends.
PACT, People + Animals = Companions Together is truly dedicated to their cause; they want to benefit both humans and their animal companions. The fundraiser is quite important because PACT does not charge for the services that they provide. They are completely unlike any other United States organization. They provide quality, detail and love to every companion animal they foster in the privacy of people’s homes.
They need to raise funds because they are growing exponentially as a national organization. They are brainstorming the following areas for improvement:
1. Finding more volunteers throughout the country.
2. Creating more of a national presence so that those who need their free services throughout the country know about PACT for Animals.
3. Finding more families, locally and nationally, that are willing to participate as long-term fosters.
4. Raising additional funds, as neither PACT nor the foster homes charge anything for all their wonderful services.
PACT has made it their mission to saving animals’ lives. By fostering animals for the people that can’t take care of them due to deployment or illness or hard times, they are saving the animals from being turned into kill shelters or from being adopted out to another family, with their previous family members mourning their loss.
The people that require PACT services typically are suffering from an unexpected, temporary health crisis, military service issues, homelessness or the like. PACT prides themselves on providing the animals in need with customized support and carefully screened foster homes for each and every one of their foster placements. They do not charge even one dime to the program participants!
By working with other animal advocates, PACT has built an infrastructure of AAA veterinarians, trainers, day care and kennels. They also have food suppliers that they work with at substantial discounts. Neither PACT nor the foster home volunteers charge for what they do.
Military personnel and hospitalized families are driving and flying their companion animals as far as California, Texas, Florida, Idaho and many places in between to be placed in the more than 140 PACT Foster Homes in the Delaware Valley that surrounds Philadelphia. PACT needs a ways to help these individuals help their companion animals and volunteers will help. More to come!