Thank you for your continued support !
Thank You Wilbraham Middle School! Mrs. Derosa's 8th grade health class, with the assistance of PE teacher Eric Sharon organized a "Black Out" day where people wore black to bring awareness to homeless animals.
The kids participated in a "Pay to Play" dodgeball tournament where the funds collected were presented to TJO to benefit the animals in shelter. The tournament raised $504.75! They also collected many items from the TJO wishlist. The Foundation and TJO thank you all for organizing such a great event!
Because you care...
The Foundation for TJO Animals, founded in 2007, is dedicated to raising much needed funds for the animals at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, which serves the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee, MA. With a focus on providing financial assistance and grants for animal care and training, volunter support and community outreach, the Foundation has had a direct impact on saving the lives of animals at the shelter, and helping the cities and surrounding communities the shelter impacts.
How did the Foundation spend the gifts that you so generously donated last year? With your help, we accomplished the following:
- Providing two days per week of veterinary doctor care at the shelter, helping to save animals that might not have had a chance of survival in previous years.
- Providing three days per week for a veterinary technician to assist in the needs of shelter care, both medical and dental, to help make them healthy, happy, adoptable pets.
- Providing medical supplies, lab/tests, surgeries/medical procedures, animal enrichment supplies, transport of animals for care, and many more ways that help to save animals' lives, improve their chances for adoption and make the families who adopt them the happiest in the world!
We cannot exist without your tremendous support. Our volunteer Board of Directors, committee advisors and many others work tirelessly to help save the lives of homeless animals, increase adoptions at the shelter and make the communities we serve a better place for everyone. THANK YOU!!