A.L.P.H.A. – All Loved Pets Have Alterations!
Our mission at A.L.P.H.A. Pets & Food Bank is first and foremost to assist individuals financially with the cost of having their pet altered. This will prevent unwanted litters from being born. It will prevent animals which get loose, or are allowed to roam, from getting pregnant or impregnating another, resulting in an unwanted litter. These scenarios can and do lead to animals being dumped into shelters as somebody elses problem to deal with. Doesn’t it make more sense to PREVENT litters from being born, rather than deal with them after the fact, often times by simply killing them because there’s no place for them to go?
The second part of our mission is to run a small food bank. Sometimes people find themselves in situations, through no fault of their own, where they can no longer afford to feed their pet, and have to relinquish it to a shelter. These animals, as owner turn ins, are FIRST to go on the euthanasia list. Don’t be fooled for one minute that the pound will make an effort to find a new loving home for their pet. More often than not, that animal will be in a bag before the owner gets three blocks from the pound. It’s a fact. Municipal pounds are not required to keep owner turn ins any length of time. They can be disposed of immediately. And often are. The purpose of the food bank will be to help those people who find themselves in the position of being forced to give up their pet, but would be able to keep them with a little temporary support in the way of food.