Celebrating Our Community Champions

Here at Pet Community, we sincerely appreciate each and every one of our supporters. Volunteers, members of staff, donors, and community advocates all play a significant role in our mission to ending pet overpopulation. This week, we wanted to shed some special recognition on all of our Community Champions.

For those who don’t know, a Community Champion is anyone who pledges a monthly gift to supporting Pet Community programs. These donations go directly to helping the pets who are the most in need of our services. Any amount, no matter how small, makes a huge difference in providing stable funding for our programs. A gift of just $8 a month provides life saving heartworm prevention for one dog.  A gift of $15 provides one vaccine a month for a dog or cat in need.

Megan Naughton, a Community Champion since 2012, uses her time and monthly gift to help benefit her true passion, feral cats. After working with another local TNR (trap, neuter, return) program, Megan was interested in finding other ways to get involved with helping feral cats. She heard about Pet Community Center and started volunteering regularly.

Pet Community Center has helped Megan stabilize her own feral cat colony through our Community Cat program which allows these cats to live a safer existence. About a year ago, she started giving recurring monthly donations, explaining that “without Pet Community Center, I’m not sure what I would do…I continue to volunteer and support it because I will be forever grateful for the help, kindness and generosity they’ve shown me.”

Megan (center) at a half-marathon benefiting the animal community
Megan (center) at a half-marathon benefiting the animal community
One of Megan's adorable Community Cats
One of Megan's adorable Community Cats

Mike Curl, another amazing Community Champion, says his “financial support of Pet Community Center is one small part I can play in helping thousands of animals, ferals as well as those with homes.” Mike first learned about Pet Community after hearing about the Feline Fix program, now known as the Community Cat Program. Mike is also inspired by the significant decrease in the number of animals entering Metro Animal Care and Control since Pet Community Center’s low-cost spay/neuter program started, stating that “Pet Community Center is making a tremendous difference and deserves our support.”

Along with the amazing feeling of helping animals in need, Community Champions also receive a welcome pack which includes exclusive discounts for Pet Community Center merchandise and wellness services, as well as discounted and priority ticketing to events.  We also throw in any promotional items we have, such as magnets and stickers, so you can show off your Pet Community Center pride!

If you are interested in making a positive impact for pets in our community, consider making a monthly donation to Pet Community Center as a Community Champion. Thank you to Megan, Mike, and all the Community Champions out there. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you!

Another one of Megan's Community Cats
Another one of Megan's Community Cats