Thank you for choosing to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet in our shelter. Sponsorship is a simple way to dramatically impact the life of a pet, even if you are unable to visit the shelter and adopt, volunteer or foster.
By choosing a pet to sponsor and making a single or recurring monthly donation, you will be not only helping the shelter provide food and medical care for him or her, but also increasing the likelihood that the pet will be adopted or rescued.
Pets that are sponsored will be eligible for FEE WAIVED ADOPTION to approved families. Your sponsored pet will be marketed individually on our website and our Facebook page with a description and acknowledgment of your sponsorship. You can even promote your sponsored pet by sharing him on your Facebook Page!
Sponsorships also make wonderful Holiday or Birthday gifts to your animal loving friends or family members! AARC/Joplin Humane will notify your your recipient with a picture and story of the pet you have sponsored in their name!
Choosing to sponsor a pet also increases the likelihood that the pet may be chosen by a Rescue Group. These groups play a tremendous part in our lifesaving mission; by taking animals from our shelter and placing them into a foster home while their perfect home is found. Many times these rescues have waiting lists for pets; many get to move directly from the shelter to their forever home. Your sponsorship can cover the costs required for the necessary vetting of the pet, helping both the non-profit rescue AND the pet! The rescue group the takes a pet from our shelter really save TWO LIVES, the life of the chosen pet and the one who may then take his empty cage.
One of the most frequent questions we hear is "How can I make a difference?” Sponsorship is a simple way you can make ALL the difference to the pet you choose to help!