July has been an amazing month for Cheyenne Animal Shelter! With 325 adoptions, over 35,000 pounds of kitty litter donated, and nearly $37,000 raised on WyoGives Day, we are smiling from ear to ear and have the community to thank.
From July 11 through the end of the month, the shelter participated in a Bissell Empty the Shelters promotion that dramatically reduced or completely waived all adoption fees. The promotion brought many families together and was especially helpful during the height of “kitten season.” We are so excited for the 325 pets who have found forever homes!
In addition to adoptions, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter also participated in WyoGives – the annual national giving day – with an initial goal of raising $20,000. Thanks to #1 Properties and their generosity of a matching donation of $10,000, nearly $37,000 was raised for the animals in our care! The matching donation contributed to other individual donations and made the Shelter eligible for another Huge’s Charitable Foundation match that gave away $1 million across the state. In total, more than 3 million dollars were collected in one day on the WyoGives platform.
A significant kitty litter donation also made July a month like no other. Best Friends Animal Society has reached out to network partners to let them know there are thousands of pounds of kitty litter to claim due to an overseas shipping issue. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter has made arrangements and received 35,000 pounds of litter that will last for many months to come. Cat litter is always the top priority item, next to pet food, so a donation of this size is invaluable.