When we started on Lemon St. so many years ago, we had no idea what lie ahead. We quickly learned that the community needs our affordable spay/neuter services so that more animals can live long, healthy lives. As we grew into our new 10,000 square foot facility, we were able to help even more pets and their families, but not without cost.
Our expenses have increased tenfold and our shortfall is a lot greater than we had anticipated. That’s why we so greatly need your support to keep the clinic on track.
We have so much to do – so much they need – but we are desparate for the funds to kick in for us. We now have our equipment and are ready to fix more dogs and cats to help prevent unwanted litters, not to speak of expanding our food drive to help feed them more affordably. Like I said, there's a lot to do. Can you help us keep them alive and well?
Our dogs are barking--and for the first time since this time last year, we're not talking about dogs. As we're icing our feet and putting aloe on our sunburns, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to this year's 13th Annual Stride for Strays Tailgate Party for Pets at Raymond James Stadium. It truly was a fantastic day at RayJay and we really appreciate all of the support you gave us during this, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Your support saves lives. (Didn't make it out? Click here to donate!)
We'd also like to all of our sponsors, and especially our title sponsors, Petco Foundation and Bright House Networks--without whose help we couldn't have brought you such an excellent day of pet fun for the whole family. Special thanks to Veronica Cintron from Bay News 9 for coming by to emcee our costume contest and helping us find our mascot for next year: "Precious." We'll be posting pictures soon.
If you were a vendor, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You helped us make Stride great. Thank you for the great compliments and we are thrilled that you enjoyed it as much as we did. You'll definitely want to join us again next year when we'll have even bigger sponsors coming on board to help us build a better Stride and save even more lives! Stay tuned for details coming soon!
Also, a big thanks to the rescues. You do what we do--you save lives. We were glad to have so many of you back this year, and we appreciate you bearing the late day heat for the hope of finding forever homes for your dogs.
Thanks again for making Stride great this year. We can't do it without you and we appreciate your generosity and support of The Animal Coalition of Tampa more than you'll ever know.
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