"Animals and pets make our life easier by just being there. They are there for us when we're not feeling well. They are there for us when we're having a bad day. They are there for us as we age. Their unconditional love is everlasting. We need to help them feel loved."
-- Founders, WellPetUSA
Dear Friend,

It is estimated that:

  • Every day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in this country while only 10,000 people are born -- it's simple math -- there just aren't enough homes for all of these animals.
  • Every year 10-12 million animals are euthanized in shelters for lack of available homes.
  • On average, 64% of all animals taken into shelters nationwide have to be euthanized for this reason.
  • At least 50% of the overpopulation problem is unneutered males. Females can't do it alone.
  • For every home you find for an animal that you have bred, a home is lost for a shelter animal.
  • Breeding to "see the miracle of birth" demands that you also "see the tragic results". Visit a shelter.
WellPetUSA, a nationwide, non-profit pet relief organization is working to make a real difference for the lives of homeless and abused cats and dogs in the United States. Our goal is to make sure that kittens, cats, puppies and dogs have a chance to be spayed or neutered, receive the medical care they so desperately need and find a loving home.

Until 2000, our organization has been providing loving homes for abused and homeless pets homes through our Pets Are for Life adoption and foster parent program. Recently, the board of WellPetUSA made a decision to go one step further -- to focus the organization on finding a solution for the pet overpopulation problem in the United States and help other rescue and relief organizations with their medical costs. Thus, the Meow Bow Wow Fund was conceived.

This is how the Fund works:

***1st Priority
Rescue Groups: Rescue groups make application to the Fund for reimbursement on monies spent for medical care. Alteration requests (spaying and neutering) are given first priority.

**2nd Priority
General Public: Anyone that is interested in adopting a pet from a pet orphanage or rescue group can make application to the Fund for assistance with medical care of the pet they are going to adopt. Alterations will be given first priority. No payment will ever be made to an individual - payments can only be made to a licensed veterinarian or clinic after the procedure has been performed.

*3rd Priority
Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals: Veterinary clinics and hospitals that have a pet orphanage or a low cost alteration program can make application to the Fund for partial or limited reimbursement on their costs to perform this service. A limited amount of funds are available for veterinary clinics and hospitals.

All groups must provide documentation through a grant-based venue stating the monies received from the Fund were allocated to low cost alteration programs or basic medical care for their adoption programs.

In order for this fund to be successful, our organization must raise several hundred dollars each month.

Won't you help us?
Here's how to become involved with WellPetUSA and The Meow Bow Wow Fund!
Become a member of this fund by making a regular donation monthly, quarterly or annually. Levels of membership include:

    Platinum Whiskers: Gift of $2,500 and above
    Golden Eyes: Gift of $1,250 to $2,500
    Bronze Paws: Gift of $500 to $1,250

All membership gifts can be made in monthly or quarterly installments or as one annual gift.
Sponsorship: Become a sponsor by making a regular gift of $100 - $500 in monthly or quarterly installments or as one annual gift.

The Just a Dollar Campaign Helper: If neither one of these giving plans are suited to your budget, join our Just a Dollar Campaign as a Helper! A Just a Dollar Helper donates $1.00 - $100.00 to The Meow Bow Wow Fund each year by making monthly or quarterly installments or one annual gift.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Your donation can be made through your checking account or credit card by clicking the DONATE NOW button. All of your electronic donations are made through PayPal - it is completely secure.
Making a Gift Via Regular Mail
If you would prefer to make a donation via regular mail, please mail your gifts to:

    The Meow Bow Wow Fund, C/O WellPetUSA, Inc.,
    1519 Union Avenue, Number 204, Memphis, TN 38104.

Only checks, money orders or cashiers checks can be accepted via mail. Thank you for your understanding. Be sure to make your check payable to WellPetUSA, Inc. and write The Meow Bow Wow Fund in your check's memo line.

Thank you for your time and for supporting WellPetUSA's goal to stop the pet overpopulation problem.

Most sincerely,

WellPetUSA Founders


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