Amplify Austin Goal: $10,000 for the Fans of WCRAS’ Second Chances Fund
Why: Fans of WCRAS is the nonprofit advocacy group supporting the no-kill efforts of Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. $10,000 funds an entire year of supporting the Second Chances Fund. This fund supports the residents of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, and Williamson County who feel like their only choice is to surrender their dog or cat to the shelter. The fund provides alternatives to surrender such as:
keeping animals with their family by aiding in pet deposits
providing safety with a fenced in yard
aiding with expenses for needed medical care, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery
presenting affordable and scholarship training classes and private sessions
assisting families with injured animals
sponsoring the cost of boarding for an animal caught in a domestic abuse situation or other major life change
A subset of this fund is Second Chances for Shelter Dogs. This supports extraordinary and “out of the box” ideas to give our shelter dogs a better chance of adoption. These projects have included training classes, Nose Work certification, and Dock Diving classes for Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter dogs.
The Fans of WCRAS’ Second Chances Fund is in direct line with WCRAS’ No-Kill Mission. Every animal we can keep with their family saves a space and saves the life of a stray animal in the shelter. It also provides a Second Chance for shelter dogs in need.
Mission: Fans of Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is an integral part of WCRAS’ lifesaving mission. We currently provide behavioral enrichment programs and training consults, both in the home and at the shelter, for adopted dogs and an assistance program for families who are experiencing financial troubles due to animal related expenses such as pet deposits or medical costs. We focus on creating second chances for families who think their only solution is surrendering a pet to a shelter or simply abandoning them. Plus, as WCRAS’ nonprofit advocacy group, we are always available to help them in times of need.