WHO ARE THEY AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? …. for homeless, injured and unwanted animals
You might be wondering why Art and Ideas is writing about an animal shelter in Georgia and what does it have to do with art. Read the below and I will explain the connection.
Who Are They:
The Love Of Pets The Love of Pets (LOP) is an established 501c-3 Non-profit Animal Shelter
What do they provide:
providing food, medical care and companionship for homeless, injured and unwanted animals.
Who Founded it:
founded by Terra Lucent in 2006 located in St. Marys, GA.
What did she notice:
Terra noticed the large population of feral cats on the waterfront, and decided to do something about it.
Terra took action with their personal $$$$$:
“We invested in equipment necessary to catch the felines with intent to TNR. We spayed/neutered and returned them to their habitat, with volunteers routinely feeding them. “
It went viral:
“Soon thereafter, we started receiving local calls for assistance in helping others spay and neuter their own cats. Eventually, we decided to bring a mobile Vet clinic to our property weekly for spay and neuters. ”
“Expenses were beginning to increase beyond our imagination. During this time our own population began expanding as cats and dogs were being dropped off like babies left on the church door steps but by far the most significant is our population of cats that has reached over 200. “
How did they provide:
“We have dedicated several buildings, including our home and several acres of our land to the caring of these animals. The shelter is heated, cooled, has a large outside enclosure and is maintained by three paid employees, seven days a week. “
How much did they personally invest for the last 8 years:
“We have invested over $100,000 a year since the inception. The facility, medical care, food and supplies cost run between $8,000 & $10,000 a month. We recently invested $20,000 in repairs and maintenance to the buildings. “
Is it suprising that they need help now:
“We have run out of financial resources and nearing the point where we cannot carry the monthly costs any longer. We continually look for ways to increase our adoption rate and decrease our expenses. “
Yes, in exchange for one latte at Starbucks you can make a difference for homeless, injured and unwanted animals :
“We need your help now. No amount is too small. “
Now consider the expense at $100,000 a year for an 8 year period that Terra invested in for Homeless, injured and unwanted animals.
Deadline to give financial support is 12pm Friday August 15th. All proceeds go to the animal shelter and the animals.
Remember no amount is too small.
After 25 years as an artist it has become clear to me that art is not an object but an experience one has. Art is a process in which one has an experience that transcends the person.
“Art is an experience, not an object.”
I know this sounds very abstract, but tomorrow I will follow up and explain more.
You can have an experience right now by making a difference for homeless, injured, and unwanted animals, with just $5