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Casper Humane Society aims to raise $15,000 for medical expenses

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:36 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper Humane Society spends about $60,000 a year on medical expenses for animals that come into their facility.

This year, for Giving Tuesday, they’re trying to raise $15,000 which is about the cost of three months of animal medical expenses.

“I’ve always felt very fortunate that we do take in some of the more difficult cases. A lot of times animals that have some medical issues due to age, and things like that, would be overlooked or euthanized in other shelters so we’re really happy to take on those cases,” said Casper Humane Society Director Craig Cummings.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where communities are urged to give time or money to local nonprofits. Facebook has also committed to match up to $8 million in donations for the day.

The Casper Humane Society’s largest expense is veterinary medical care for the animals. The care includes services like dentals, blood work, medications, surgeries, spays and neuters, and basic vaccinations.

“You know it does make meeting the budget a little bit more difficult and it does make our expenses a little bit higher but those are the things that we think are worth the money,” said Cummings.

The Humane Society is using all donations for Giving Tuesday exclusively for medical expenses. Their goal will not cover all of the medical costs for 2022, but the money will make a significance in the first few months of the year, a time when there tends to be fewer donations.

“You can always donate on Facebook; you can go to our website and donate through PayPal or you can also come into the shelter and see a few animals while you donate as well,” said Cummings.

Donations to the humane society are accepted year-round. To donate online or see items the shelter needs visit their website.

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