Virginia Beach, VA, February 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them. FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered. GetYourFix.org, a program of nonprofit organization FiXiT, is an online resource whose primary purpose is to introduce people in need of financial assistance to get the animals they care for fixed to generous people willing to sponsor their pets’ spay/neuter surgery.
“The site was created in response to the heartbreaking requests received from people wanting to do the right thing – telling us of their personal hardships and asking for our help to end the cycle of unwanted kittens and puppies,” said Dr. Kellie Heckman, Co-Founder of FiXiT. “GetYourFix-registered pet owners have an extremely low income, 70 percent have a household income of less than $25,000, and 95 percent have a household income less than $50,000. As a result of this program, over 1500 surgeries have been sponsored since the launch of GetYourFix in 2011 in these low-income households.”
In honor of World Spay Day 2014, GetYourFix will dramatically ramp up a microfunding feature – Fix of the Week – to meet a goal of raising funds to spay/neuter 25 animals. Over the course of the Spay Day week, February 24 – 28, sponsors will be able to contribute as little as $10 to the cost their choice of featured animals. Profiles will be chosen based on several criteria, including the caregiver and animal’s story, level of need, and risk of unwanted pregnancy, such as in homes with both an unaltered male and female of the same species.
Visit http://fixit-foundation.org/spayday2014/ during the week of February 24 – 28 to contribute to the cost of animals in need of financial support to end the companion animal overpopulation crisis in the U.S.
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.