A must-have for anyone who loves dogs
Wearing the Luv4Mutt item instantly identifies you as a member of the movement. This updated unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite. Super soft cotton and excellent quality print makes one to fall in love with it over and over again.
- Every item purchased fill 10 hungry mutt's tummy
- Cord manufactured in USA from 100% Soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
- Retail fit Unisex
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
Dog shelters are facing closure because of the lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Animal charities have had to shut fundraising shops and close centres to the public as well as put adoptions on hold. It is estimated that the average cost of care for each dog is around $700- $875 annually. An average of 1.2 cups of food a day are fed to shelter dogs. At 225 dogs per month that works out to be 270 meals a day or 8,100 meals a month! Each bag holds 160 cups of food, which means a shelter needs 51 bags to feed all those dogs in need.
Why help ?
Though shelters are generally staffed and funded by municipalities and rescues are primarily funded by donations and staffed by volunteers, both struggle to provide the resources needed to save the lives of animals and help them find forever homes, especially now that the coronavirus has kept people at home. Many shelters have had to suspend all adoptions and even volunteer workers to practice proper social distancing. It has put a huge burden on people that run animal shelters. Of course, money is always desperately needed, but there are countless other ways to help.
Food is the most relevant impact for animals shelters. Food donations to shelters have slowed down because people are stocking up their own shelves. The cats and dogs still need to eat. Shelters don’t have the volunteers and staff needed right now to take in more animals, but they are still working hard to feed them.