Stand Up For Animals (SUFA) in a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies solely on fundraising, donations from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. Funds raised are used to support the needs of the animals at our state-of-the-art animal shelter facility that we built for the Town of Westerly, to provide financial support to families in our community that have pets and incur unexpected emergency medical pet expenses, or need animal training/assessments to correct the animals’ behavioral issues, and to maintain our monitored Trap, Neuter, Release program for community cats. SUFA is making a difference BECAUSE of you.
Take a peek at how we supported the Westerly Animal Shelter in 2021 ~ we contributed
- $14,917 ~ purchased all of the medicines/medical supplies for the shelter animals
- $10,000 ~ to the Shelter Veterinary’s yearly salary
- $1,425 ~ for behavioral assessments for shelter dogs or cats
- $6,000 ~ for new K9 turf that was installed in the shelter’s dog run
- $3,136 ~ purchased 350 microchips for the shelter animals
And upon request, we also pay for specialized Veterinary care that is needed for shelter animals.
In addition to the shelter support, through our Community Outreach Program, we’ve assisted horses, birds, cats and dogs. We’ve collaborated with other local shelters, and non-profit organizations and contributed over $26,000. We’ve donated food to pet pantries, assisted with hoarding situations, parvo cases, and heartworm treatments.
In 2021, we supported family owned and community owned animals by providing financial assistance with pet emergencies and spay/neuters.
- 90 pet emergencies totaling $27,361.00
- 131 spay/neuters totaling $14,146.00
We continue to maintain our monitored Trap, Neuter Release Program for community cats which we feed daily, provide medical attention as needed and we also continue to spay/neuter these cats to help reduce the surplus population. Spaying and neutering doesn’t just reduce the homeless cat population, it also helps reduce the spread of FELV and FIV by eliminating fighting between outdoor cats. We feel that we have the ability to help cats in our community and it starts with spay & neuter.
SUFA has been helping our community members for the past 12 years, and we will continue to be available for our community members during these ongoing and unpredictable times. It warms our heart when we receive thank you notes such as “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredibly generous gift” or “we want to express our deepest gratitude for our friends at Stand Up For Animals” or a quick text that says “Thank you again. We are immensely grateful!”
ANY monthly donation is more than appreciated! Your donations support:
- $95 spay/neuter cats
- $125 hosts an education class for school children
- $150 spay/neuter dogs
- $175 or more ~ trainers/animal behaviorists and unexpected medical emergencies