Report Card for S.A.V.E. Rescue Through Dec 31st, 2020

To say 2020 was a challenging year would be an understatement. As the entire country dealt with a global pandemic, rescues everywhere had to adjust their way of operating adoption events, vet visits and intake. As usual, the rescue community stepped up and adapted to the conditions at hand. SAVE went to all adoptions being handled remotely, with volunteers learning to have Zoom and Facetime meeting with prospective adopters. We practiced social distancing, wore masks and still managed to adopt 919 animals to loving homes. 290 animals were transferred to rescue partners for adoption through their adoption programs. We also saw an increase in families willing to open their homes to a Foster animal. Working from home was a great time for many families to help us with the large number of animals we took in during 2020. So even COVID could not stop the work of our rescue. In 2020, 1101 animals were SAVEd by our intake program.

Since our adoption program has become self sustaining, we continue to focus on reducing the homeless pet population. We had planned a large free spay/neuter event to 500 pets of low income residents of Galveston County in March . It was cancelled within 48 hours of us taking in our first animals. Covid effected the ability of the public and rescue alike to look for open veterinary clinics as many closed due to fear of exposure and lack of PPE supplies.  Our thanks to Shadow Creek Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Charles Collins for helping us through these trying times by always being there for our foster animals and for the community outreach animals they so generously made time for.

Taking a leap of faith, we started a fledgling spay/neuter clinic for low income residents of Galveston County in a storefront in Santa Fe, Texas in September of 2020. Learning from the ground up, by December we had an efficient, well staffed clinic operating 2 days per month and altering, vaccinating and microchipping 75 animals a month. In 2021, we have ramped up and are fixing 150 per month.

So, in spite of a trying year, we managed to make a difference for many animals and their owners

With your support we can make even more progress in the coming year.