FiXiT Launches Crowdfunding Event to “Fix” 60 Animals on Island of St. Croix
Virginia Beach, VA, September 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- FiXiT, an organization dedicated to ending the overpopulation of animals, has launched a crowdfunding event on LoveAnimals.org with the goal of spaying/neutering 60 dogs on the island of St. Croix.
St. Croix is a Caribbean island that suffers from a severe dog and cat overpopulation crisis. 4 out of 5 animals that enter the shelter are euthanized—6 times greater than the national average—because the community is reluctant to spay and neuter their pets. FiXiT began their work in St. Croix to determine how they could change these statistics with ground-breaking marketing and incentive-based strategies. Since then, they have increased demand for spay-and-neuter by as much as 1000 percent - providing over 3,000 free surgeries in this community. In 2013, there has been a 23 percent decrease in the animal shelter's intake—a very promising trend.
This crowdfunding project will give the organization the opportunity to provide a super spay/neuter event, providing much-needed service to 60 animals, and to help reach the tipping point for bringing an end to companion animal overpopulation on St. Croix. They hope to raise $1800 to fund the fixes. The event will take place during the week of World Spay Day, February 25, 2014.
Learn more and donate at http://www.loveanimals.org/pets/super-spay-neuter-event.html.
FiXiT is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit based in Norfolk, VA that was formed in response to the death of millions of cats and dogs every year in U.S. shelters. Current low cost spay/neuter efforts have placed us on a plateau with minimal change in the rate of euthanasia over the past 10 years. They knew that a new strategy was needed to stop this needless loss of life, one that was informed by strategic research and one that responds to the different perspectives of pet owners across the country. Visit http://fixit-foundation.org to learn more.