WINDSOR TERRACE – Attention animal lovers! A crowdfunding campaign was recently launched to raise money for Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s (SCAR) Critical Care Program.
The goal of the Imagine If…Community Donations campaign is to raise $15,000 to go towards medical treatment that the no-kill shelter provides to sick or injured rescues. SCAR cares for “rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations,” SCAR’s Facebook page states. The organization works to rehabilitate the animals and find them happy fur-ever homes.
“We are proud to be one of very few rescues who take in the most difficult and/or critical medical cases…” the SCAR website reads. “Unfortunately we are always at the brink of our financial boundaries which forces us to consider scaling down our Critical Care Program. This would restrict us to only taking in the animals that are already adoptable and leaves us unable to save the ones that truly need us.”
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“Critical Care is one of our most important programs here at the shelter,” said Casey in a video posted to the fundraiser page. “A lot of the animals that come into us are sick or injured. We see animals that have been hit by cars, that have been abused, that have been neglected. These guys need medical care. Medical care is very costly. We spend tens of thousands of dollars a month trying to get these animals rehabilitated and back into shape, and anything that you can do to help us is really appreciated.”
Founded in 1998, along with Casey, 10 to 15 staff members and more than 100 volunteers run the facility located at 153 East 3rd Street (between Fort Hamilton Parkway & Caton Avenue) in Windsor Terrace. The team rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, wildlife, and exotic animals.
The fundraising campaign, first reported by Patch, will run through Tuesday, May 14. With 15 days left, it has raised nearly $4,000 of its $15,000 goal. Donations can also be made on the SCAR website at nyanimalrescue.org.
“With your generous donations, hundreds of critically injured animals who would otherwise not be given a chance could be saved and given a second chance at life,” according to the site.