The Jackson Galaxy Foundation #MonthlyMojo beneficiary
for September 2016 is
Charm City Companions
of Baltimore, Maryland
“The Greatest City in America”
1. Jackson's Pick
Charm City Companions (CCC) is a community outreach initiative, modeled after The HSUS Pets for Life program, which was co-developed by Annie Pruitt, co-founder of CCC. Charm City Companion’s goal is to extend the reach of animal welfare services, resources, and information to under-served communities in Baltimore City.
They do this by going door-to-door to meet people within the community and learn about their pets. To best serve their clients they make spay/neuter, an important pet wellness service, free to those that live in their Area of Focus. This Area of Focus has been selected because nearly 40% of the people living in these neighborhoods live below the poverty level and therefore struggle with the cost of spay/neuter.
You can help! Just $20 provides basic vaccinations for a cat or dog. $40 provides a veterinary visit. Any donation allows a team of volunteers to provide information and necessary wellness care for free to pet families in the under-served Baltimore area. See how else you can help Charm City Companions continue the great work they do in Baltimore here.
Over 70% of pets in Baltimore City’s under-served communities have not received any veterinary care and 88% are not spayed/neutered. Charm City Companion’s support has prevented 100’s of pets from being surrendered to the shelter in just two years.
Most clients of CCC have no transportation and, in Baltimore City, cannot take pets on public transport if not in a carrier. This further limits access to affordable wellness resources. CCC eliminates the transportation barrier to adequate pet wellness resources by providing free transportation to spay/neuter appointments and veterinary visits.
By improving the relationship between a person and his or her pet, they help to improve the quality of life for both by increasing the chances of the pet staying in the home permanently.
You too can help too by purchasing Jackson Galaxy’s latest book, “Catify to Satisfy”. For every book purchased in September, $5 will go to Charm City Companions to help more pets get veterinary care. Help out here.
Each Sunday, a heartwarming story about the outreach program of Charm City Companions and they great work they do will be posted here.