Why do the animals at the Lakeland Animal Shelter need these items?
Vaccinations help protect pets from a number of potentially serious and even fatal diseases, such as Rabies. Not only that, vaccinations cost considerably less than the treatments available for the diseases pets are normally vaccinated against. Every pet needs to be vaccinated, especially at the shelter where there are more animals that can be exposed to disease and spread disease.
Bags of Food are important to the shelter to keep the pets nurished and healthy. Bags of food make it easy to provide a nutritionally balanced and complete diet. It contains all of the different nutrients animals needs in the appropriate quantities.
Preventative Care is very important to pets' happiness and longevity. In order for pets to effectively fight and prevent disease, tics, fleas, mites, etc. vaccinations and topical medication is necessary. Preventative care is the easiest way to help pets live longer and healthier lives.
First Aid plays a large role at the shelter. Many animals come to Lakeland Animal Shelter with minor, severe, and life threatening injuries. Lakeland needs your help to provide the medical care and attention to these helpless and violated animals. First aid also plays a large part in their rehabilitation to be able to be placed in a home with a loving family. Many of these animals who have been injured accidentially and purposly need help learning to re-trust humans, to love, and to be a dog, cat, rabbit, horse, etc.Many people believe that their pet's puppies, kittens, or bunnies would never become homeless shelter animals. But the reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor's female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back home pregnant again, the result is a litter of dogs or cats. Even if they are placed into homes, it is still possible for them to end up in shelters once they become "hard to handle," or for them to reproduce further and for the next generation of puppies or kittens to wind up homeless. Most people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals.