Perfect Match for Sissy and Chad!

I wanted to adopt a dosissy weim.jpgg and a few of my friends suggested I take a look at the dogs available at Stafford. I found Sissy on the list as I was waiting for my vacation flight and could not pass up the opportunity. I filled out the adoption paperwork minutes before boarding and received a response by the time I landed. After picking up my new companion, she has quickly settled in. I am so pleased I made the decision to adopt! She is everything I was looking for! Thank you Stafford Animal Shelter!!

Submitted by: Chad

Tax Deductible Donations Help Change Lives!

Gwen_resize_12-15-12 067As the year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect upon 2014. During the year, Stafford Animal Shelter has taken in over 900 animals in need; not just dogs and cats, but also guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, and even some lizards. The Rosie Fund, a special fund just for animals with major medical needs, provided hip surgery, Turbo_resize_11-27-12 124corrective eyelid surgery, bladder stone removal, assistive implants for a cat who had lost his front paws to an accident, and several dental cleanings and extractions. More than 200 animals were spayed or neutered, including rabbits and even a few guinea pigs. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of donors like you.

We are extremely fortunate to live in such a charitable community. We receive no financial support from national animal welfare organizations nor are we funded by any government entities. Stafford Animal Shelter relies heavily on the kindness of individual donors to be able to keep our doors open and provide housing and care to the lost, abandoned, and surrendered animals of Park and Sweetgrass Counties.11-28-13 109

When you make a donation to Stafford Animal Shelter, you can rest assured that it is being used judiciously and for a good cause. 75% of our annual income goes to direct care of the animals. All donations to the Shelter are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. That means that you can help yourself (who can argue with a lower tax bill?) while helping animals. Plus you can come meet and snuggle with the grateful recipients of your generosity.

We encourage you to think of homeless pets this year when assessing your finances and considering your gifts. Thank you for helping us continue to serve the needy pets in our area. Give securely online right now!

Celebrate December 2nd

Chatterbox_resize_11-27-12 09412-21-12 033How purrrfect that December 2nd is Giving Tuesday AND Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. Why not make a donation in honor of Shelter pets and the love they give on December 2nd? Plus, tax deductible ūüôā Give securely online today here.¬†Thanks for making it possible for Shelter pets to find forever love this holiday!

Join Our Team!

Former Executive Director Vicki Blakeman
Former Executive Director Vicki Blakeman

Have you always wanted a job where you made a difference? Love pets? Then joining the team at Stafford Animal Shelter may be for you. There are several positions open for a wide range of skill sets.

Important position open at Stafford Animal Shelter until filled: Registered Veterinary Technician Supervisor (full time). Click on the title of the job to learn more about the requirements and application process. Join our fun, pet-loving team!

We are amidst our search for a dynamic new Executive Director. While we can never replace recently departed Executive Director Vicki Blakeman, Stafford Animal Shelter is searching for their next leader. Vicki left the Shelter in a strong, stable, and positive position and leaves a lasting legacy of community engagement and Shelter improvements. The Executive Director position plays a key role with the board, staff, community and supporters along with overseeing programs, fundraising and budgeting and long-term planning. The initial round of application reviews closed November 15, 2014 but if the position is not filled in this first round, we will reopen it.

We take animal care seriously but have fun too!


Running Fur a Paws

Long-standing and generous supporter, Pam McCutcheon of Small Dog Realty, will be running auser_photo-54286fb03da7b half marathon¬†on November 16th and is doing a Crowdrise fundraiser for Stafford Animal Shelter. Pam not only¬†gives a portion of her real estate sales to local animal shelter and rescue groups but also does a variety of fundraisers for pets and the groups who care for them year round! She is also an education advocate for pragmatic animal care solutions that get to the heart of animal suffering issues (like the importance of spay/neuter to minimize unwanted pets and adopting pets instead of supporting unhealthy¬†puppy mills). Please consider making a donation to the Crowdrise¬†fundraiser through December 14th (great year-end tax deduction!) to¬†honor Pam’s year round dedication to animal advocacy – your gift will go directly to the care¬†of abandoned, unwanted and abused pets served by Stafford Animal Shelter. Thanks for caring! Here’s the link.

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Wish List Summer 2015

Thanks for the toys!
Thanks for the toys!

Wish List: small (cat sized) carriers, wild bird seed, cat toys, 8 foot ladder, indestructible dog¬†toys of all sizes, dog collars and harnesses, Tidy Cat non-clumping litter, odor and dust free pellet cat litter, Science Diet canned kitten and puppy food,¬†canned¬†cat food, Feliway (calming cat hormone) spray, scrub shirts,¬†pet-safe heating pads, Method brand air refresher,¬†metal floor cabinets with doors, metal carts with wheels, Kleenex, scotch tape, printer paper,¬†pens, bleach, distilled water, hand sanitizer, paper towels, unscented dryer sheets, clip boards, dry erase boards, legal pads, large manila envelopes, HP 61XL black and color ink cartridges, window envelopes, and plastic clothes pins. Please drop off Tuesday‚ÄďSaturday 12 noon to 5 pm and ask for your tax deduction receipt. Stafford Animal Shelter is located East of Livingston¬†beyond the¬†bridge or off I-90 exit 337.

Rather stay home and shop? Check out our animal and supply wish lists on Amazon! Thanks!